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Steve Prokopy

ARTICLES: 1753
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Conspiracy Theories, Trust Issues Abound in Leave the World Behind, Starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke and Mahersahala Ali

I’m guessing that the societal subtext of author Rumaan Alam’s National Book Award-nominated novel Leave the World Behind is a bit more subtle and sinister than the current adaptation by […]

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Review: Iconic Animator Hayao Miyazaki Gifts Us a Magical, Meaningful The Boy and the Heron

Last week, I waxed poetic about the latest documentary from the legendary Frederick Wiseman, who at 93 is still making some of the most vital work of his decades-long career. […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Revisits a Stop-Motion Animation Classic for a New Generation

Easily one of the most reliable and joyful animation houses functioning today, Aardman Animations delivers a sequel to one of its most beloved works, 2000’s Chicken Run (the highest-grossing stop-motion […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer Attempts to Capture the Work (and Humor) of the Consummate Creator

Naturally, it’s impossible to tell the story of German-born filmmaker Werner Herzog in only 90 minutes. So what documentarian Thomas von Steinaecker has done with his film Werner Herzog: Radical […]

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Review: Steeped in Religious Frenzy, Everyone Will Burn Offers a Chilling Revenge Story

From director/co-writer David Hebrero (Dulcinea), Everyone Will Burn is a terrifying revenge story, the likes of which I have never seen. The film opens in a small village in Leon, […]

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Review: Eddie Murphy Faces Off with a Rogue Elf in Laughless Family Holiday Comedy Candy Cane Lane

The latest collaboration between Eddie Murphy and director Reginald Hudlin (after 1992’s Boomerang) is one of those holiday “comedies” that depends on everyone involved being stupid, a liar, and so […]

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Review: Godzilla Minus One Is a Monster Movie with Heart, Direct from Japan

When the new Godzilla movie from its original Japanese production studio, Toho, opens with kamikaze pilot Kōichi Shikishima (Ryunosuke Kamiki) going through an existential crisis and faking mechanical trouble so […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: A Master of Action Films, John Woo has Directed Better than Dialogue-Free Revenge Thriller Silent Night

For as long as I’ve been watching films by the legendary director John Woo (I vividly remember sitting in a small New York theater in 1990 watching The Killer), I’ve […]

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Review: In Menus Plaisirs – Les Troisgros, Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Brings His Usual, and Sumptuous, Knack for Intense Observation

I have written at length about the works of master documentarian Frederick Wiseman, whose style of filmmaking is passive in the filming and quite active in the editing. There’s no […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: American Symphony Charts An Incredible, Difficult Year as Jon Batiste Creates a New Work of Art

Some people have busier than normal years, and then there’s musician Jon Batiste’s 2022. Simultaneously, Batiste was the most celebrated artist of the year—he earned 11 Grammy nominations including Album […]

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Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Emerald Fennell Discusses Finding the Titular Estate for Saltburn, Exploring Power through Gothic Romance, and “Funeral Giggles”

Emerald Fennell first gained attention in Hollywood as an actor, for roles in period drama films, such as Albert Nobbs (2011), Anna Karenina (2012) and The Danish Girl (2015), as […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Melissa McCarthy Grants Wishes for Holiday Harmony in Genie

File this one under: Christmas movie I didn’t know was a Christmas movie until I was deep into it. If I’m reading the credits correctly, Genie is directed by Sam […]

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