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Jonathan A. Schneiderman

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"The Fabelmans" Best Picture Ballot

Case for Best Picture: 'The Fabelmans'

“The Fabelmans” is intensely a Steven Spielberg picture and, equally intensely, a Tony Kushner screenplay. It is a celebration of cinema and of the love Spielberg puts into his films.

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2023 Oscars: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

The Oscars are less than a week away and everyone is making their best predictions about who will take home the top prizes. Two Crimson writers weigh in with their insight.

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The Crimson Considers: The 2023 Oscar Nominees

The Crimson watched the announcement of the nominees on Jan. 24 with interest and hopes — some of which were met, and some of which were dashed.

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‘Life of Pi’ Review: Crouching Tiger, Open Sea

The latest A.R.T. production is not among the greatest faith stories ever told, but its dramatic power saves it from tweeness.


‘Halloween Ends’ Review: Myers at Golgotha

“Ends” is the filmic analogue of a college student who is only amusing after two or three shots of liquor and is otherwise not only unamusing but barely tolerable. The “Halloween” films’ liquor is gore — stupid, stupid gore — and “Ends” is in bad need of more of it.

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‘Barbarian’ Review: When Not in Rome

But what is important about Zach Cregger’s new feature is that it does not forget, in the meantime, to be scary. It is a bona fide horror film, which, in the contemporary landscape, makes it something of an oasis.

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Looking for Columbus Day Plans? See ‘Do the Right Thing’ at the Brattle.

If you’ve seen the film, there’s a good chance you’ll want to check it out again. If you haven’t, now’s your chance: Take it.