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Commentary: Oscar nominee ‘Tár’ brought conducting into the spotlight. That’s not good for classical music

Director Todd Field has gone through great pains, including on a podcast for the Los Angeles Times, to explain his great effort to get the world of classical music right in “Tár.” A wealth of knowing chatter, gossip and the goings-on in the orchestra is meant to add to the film’s realism. Cunning clues abound, as in a conductor in the film, Andris Davis, being named after the real-life Boston ...

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Movie Review: Overwrought pandemic film ‘Fear’ fails to scare

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2023

Deon Taylor is a fascinating figure, having forged his own path as a Black filmmaker in Hollywood, independently producing, and now distributing, his films, and he seems to be the only person single-handedly keeping the mid-budget adult thriller alive (see: “The Intruder,” “Black and Blue,” “Traffik”).
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Game On: ‘The Last of Us’ makes a stunning debut on the screen

“The Last of Us” has seen a massive surge in interest following the release of the pilot episode of its TV series adaptation on HBO and HBO Max – Google Trends data shows a 376% increase in searches since Sunday. Deservedly so – the game franchise is held in high regard for its intense storyline and fascinating post-apocalyptic setting and thus far, the new show follows closely in its footsteps.
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7 reasons the world loves Dolly Parton

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2023

Dolly Parton is 77 years old. It's hard to believe, especially if you saw Parton rocking it out with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, at her televised New Year's Eve party. Though Parton has been a performer for more than 60 years, she's still as popular as ever.
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Movie Review: ‘The Son’ will make you squirm, for all the wrong reasons

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2023

Admirers of "The Father," Florian Zeller's shattering 2020 drama about dementia and filial devotion, will no doubt be intrigued to learn that Zeller has made "The Son," a movie that shares some (literal) DNA with its predecessor, but none of the first film's subtlety, visual elegance or thematic heft. Mawkish, obvious and manipulative, "The Son" is, quite simply, a disappointment, from its pat setup to its equally false - and, quite frankly, cruel - resolution.

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