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Interview: Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors on Creed III, Excavating the Past, and the Film’s Anime Inspirations

Sometimes you get advanced notice on an interview that gives you weeks to prepare and fine-tune your questions; sometimes, you get about 24 hours notice to see the movie, prep […]

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Review: In Creed III, a Retired Boxing Champ Faces His Greatest Opponent Yet: His Past

For the first two movies in what is now a trilogy of Creed films about boxer Adonis Creed (played by a distractingly ripped Michael B. Jordan), son of fictional Rocky […]

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Review: In Thor: Love and Thunder, a Hero’s Promising Journey Gets Lost in a Filmmaker’s Muddled Vision

I won’t waste your time comparing Thor: Ragnarok to the latest tale of the God of Thunder, Thor: Love and Thunder, because to do so would be to imply that […]

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Interview: Rebecca Hall Talks Her Deep Personal Connection to Passing, Her Filmmaking Choices and the Conversations She Hopes it Sparks

Passing

London-born Rebecca Hall has long been on my list of the most talented actors working today. In fact, I maintain that her 2016 portrayal of reporter Christine Chubbuck in the […]

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Review: Part Reboot, Part Sequel, Men In Black: International Doesn’t Add Anything to the Franchise

Men in Black International

The Men In Black movies don’t make up a particularly good franchise. The first film from 1997 was a terrific original idea about the hide-in-plain-sight tactics of a secret organization […]

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Review: Creed II Is a Sequel with a Lot to Live Up To, and It Mostly Does

Creed II

Perhaps a lesser film than its predecessor but still quite good, Creed II is more like the Rocky movies we remember. It grasps on more desperately to boxing movie conventions […]

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Interview: How Boots Riley Fit All His Best Ideas into Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

As much as many have written stories about how Sorry To Bother You writer/director Boots Riley “hacked” the Hollywood system to get his debut film made, the truth is he […]

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Review: Visual Flair and A Hint of Sci-Fi in Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

If you’ve been paying any kind of attention to films about the black experience in present-day America, you’ve probably figured out that the city of Oakland plays a central role […]

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