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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:’ The Beginning of One of the Greatest Franchises in Cinematic History

With a budget of $281 million and 438 days spent on principal photography, the entirety of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy set a precedent as one of the most all-encompassing and impressive film endeavors ever taken.

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Big Wins for Diversity, 'Nomadland' at BAFTAs

The BAFTAs didn’t disappoint this year, proving an exciting bellwether for the Academy Awards, and correctly calling some of the most competitive races.

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‘Synchronic’ Review: ‘Interstellar’’s Younger Cousin is an Almost Success

Although occasionally difficult to follow, “Synchronic” is a fairly entertaining and intriguing combination of sci-fi, thriller, and comedy — it’s worth watching, as long as you don’t think about it too much.

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Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie star in "Synchronic."

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Better (93 Years) Late Than Never: Diversity and the 2021 Oscar Nominations

The legitimacy of the Academy’s commitment to diversity will be tested once again on Sunday, April 25, 2021, the day of the 93rd Academy Awards.

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The Best Film Scores of the 21st Century

A great film score can stand alone outside of its movie, but a film without its score is only a shell of what it could be.

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‘Shrek,’ 20 Years Later

The pure joy one feels at any age watching “Shrek” speaks volumes to what the movie represents: a universal connection to relatable, comedic storytelling.

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‘Crimson Peak’ Retrospective: Del Toro’s Hallmark Fantasy Comes to Netflix

Ultimately, “Crimson Peak” is working within a distinct genre: a contemporary fairy tale told through a horror lens, with equal parts Gothic melodrama and gruesome violence.

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‘Shiva Baby’ Review: A Horrifically Funny Masterpiece

Overall, “Shiva Baby” shows a bright future for new, queer stories in filmmaking. It’s an expertly directed portrait of an extended family and all the complexities, questions, and deceptions that come with it.

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‘Night in Paradise’ Review: A Gangster Film that Relies Too Much on Shock Value

Despite the masterful cinematography that elegantly captures the irony between the serene ocean view setting and the violent, gory shootouts, “Night in Paradise” scrambles to rely on its ghastly shock value to tell an otherwise dull story of Korean mobsters.

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Women Director Spotlight: Mira Nair

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Nair has always been and continues to remain an important voice for South Asian stories on screen.

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Harvard Foundation Honors Taraji Henson with 2021 Artist of the Year Award

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded actress, director, and producer Taraji P. Henson the Artist of the Year award at its annual Cultural Rhythms event earlier this month.

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‘Ammonite’ Review: Francis Lee’s Barebones Beauty

It hits all the right marks — the cinematography is stunning, the acting is superb, the script sparse but beautiful. But ultimately, its emotional core leaves viewers unfulfilled.

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‘Sentinelle’ Review: A Revenge Story With Unfulfilled Potential

“Sentinelle” ultimately falls short for those who want more poignancy from a narrative that carries so much potential for social commentary.

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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Review: It Didn’t Need To Be Four Hours Long

It is wonderful that a director has been given the opportunity to correct the changes and have his artistic vision honored. However, the end result feels drawn out, convoluted and repetitive — it screams vanity project rather than landmark superhero film.

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