Movies

LIV AND LET LIV
In both "Ad Astra" and "Armageddon," Liv Tyler plays the woman left behind while dubiously qualified men save the world. What this essay presupposes is: What if she went to space instead??
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
The success of 1982’s ‘First Blood’ created a genre of its own: movies starring Chuck Norris and David Carradine that grappled with post-Vietnam America by returning to the scene, revising history, and blowing up stuff
SHOW'S OVER
MoviePass, the long-struggling theater subscription service, finally appears to be down for the count. On Friday, MoviePass notified all of its remaining subscribers that it would be shutting down the service effective Sept. 14, 2019, because “its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date,” parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics announced.
'WHY IS SEX WORK NOT UNDERSTOOD TO BE WORK?'
I understand that sex work is work because it is the work I do. I watched Lolita long before I became a sex worker, but not long before I began exchanging sex for things: something to eat, something to smoke, a place to sleep, a job opportunity.
NOT CLOWNING AROUND
Coming fresh off a Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival, the DC supervillain film "Joker" hasn't been without its controversies, especially for its portrayal of its protagonist devolving into violence and seeking revenge on society. Is the movie itself any good or is it a self-serious undertaking that doesn't have much to offer on the topics it touches upon? Here's what the reviews say.
THESE RANKINGS AREN'T A JOKE
The villainous Clown Prince of Crime has been the subject of several famous portrayals over the past half a century, making the careers of some actors, and, as in the case of Jared Leto, bringing performer’s reputation down into the gutters.
A CHANGE OF SCENE
The Georgia Film Tax Credit brings hundreds of productions — and billions of dollars — to the state each year. But this past spring, a new anti-abortion law inspired a number of protests, and major Hollywood studios threatened to move their filming elsewhere. Will a boycott happen? Would it have any political effect? And what would it mean for the people who live and work in Georgia?
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