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‘Manchester by the Sea’ and the Nature of Guilt

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[This essay discusses plot points of Manchester by the Sea in full.] As the credits began to roll at the end of ...

Arrival [Review]

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That we take language for granted is one of the greatest examples of both its ubiquity and its essential mystery. You ...

The Monster [Review]

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A mother and daughter drive through the dark and the rain on a lonely country road. Had the mother not been ...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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We live in an age when the line between creator and audience is thinner and more porous than ever. It seems as though ...

Dear Bone Tomahawk

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There are times when you meet someone and instantly know you will love them because they are everything you ever hoped ...

Dear Sicario,

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There is a funny kind of tension at the heart of any Cops and Robbers narrative. It has to do with the fact that while ...