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Brady M. Connolly

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‘Tár’ Review: A Triumph of Modern Storytelling

Thanks to its captivating lead performance, beautiful sound design and cinematography, and unique self-assuredness, “Tár” sets itself apart as a nearly perfect film.

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‘Amsterdam’ Review: Stargazing, and Not Much Else

Abandoning the swaggering style of “American Hustle” and the understated beauty of “Silver Linings Playbook,” Russell instead opts for a true-story crime caper with uneven humor and questionable logic.

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‘Bros’ Review: Just Your Average Bromance

While the film is notable for being one of the first gay romantic comedies from a major studio, its boundary-breaking nature cannot make up for what it lacks in the way of consistent humor and strong performances.

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‘Abbott Elementary’ Review: A Strong Start for Season Two

"Abbott Elementary" creator Quinta Brunson expertly demonstrates that there is still plenty of life left in the sitcom genre thanks to creators daring enough to approach it with a unique perspective and cohesive vision.

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The Best Losers of the 2022 Emmys

With the Emmys’ tendency to favor the same actors year after year, it is even more important to remember the many deserving contenders who went home empty-handed. Below are six such losers whose performances were among the year’s best.

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Stars On Ice Review: Figure Skating Experts Dazzle in Boston

With a mix of both individual, pair, and group performances, the show was a theatrical spectacle of bright lights, mash-ups of hit songs, and mystifying on-ice stunts.

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‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Review: A Love Letter to Nicolas Cage Superfans

From the film’s opening shot, in which a couple watches a Nick Cage movie and comments on its brilliance, it is abundantly clear that the movie is going to lean heavily on its unique casting choice.

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‘The Kardashians’ Review: New Show, Same Escapist Fun

Does provide a wholly new viewing experience? No — but “The Kardashians” provides a much-needed dose of slightly ridiculous, completely unrelatable, and genuinely fun escapist television.

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‘Severance’ Season One Review: Television’s Most Promising and Inventive New Show is a Must-Watch

This gripping science fiction thriller is one of television’s most ingenious, visually stunning, and well-rounded new series.

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‘Sweetest Pie’ Review: Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa Collaboration Falters

The pop anthem has its moments that are sure to please, but it ultimately suffers from generic, forgettable melodies.

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‘The Dropout’ Premiere Review: Elizabeth Holmes Drama is a bit of a Bloody Mess

Like any story about scams of such a large magnitude, there is something intrinsically fascinating about untangling the web of lies that will keep viewers engaged regardless of the series’ cheesy moments.

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Oscars Snubs and Surprises: Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, Ruth Negga, and More

It is officially time to conduct a thorough Oscar nominations debrief in preparation for the ceremony on March 27 hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.

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Dua Lipa Concert Review: An Irresistible Disco Pop Fantasy

Lipa’s Feb. 18 concert at TD Garden was a far cry from tired, with the artist delivering a dynamic, technicolor spectacle of artistry and escapist joy.


Please Don’t Judge Me: My Letterboxd Top Four Exposé

As any Letterboxd loyalist will tell you, there are few things as telling as someone’s top four films.

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‘Ozark’ Season Four, Part One Review: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Few shows on television now (and possibly ever) have managed to improve exponentially over time — “Ozark” is one such show.