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‘Manchester by the Sea’ and the Nature of Guilt

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

There’s a New DearFilm in Town

DearFilm is a website devoted to a simple edict: It is impossible to be objective about art, and you should not try ...

Dear Luc Besson,

When I hear others disparage your recent career and even comment that your best is behind you, I think about your ...

The 2013 State of the Monster Address

In the second annual State of the Monster Address, I examine what new monsters have shown up and see if they can take ...

Dear Conan(s),

Being less than receptive with my expectations along the way for this the second treatment of legendary author, Robert ...

A Letter to Anoint the King of the Ballroom Movies,

When crowning the King of ballroom movies, in the modern era, there are three films that make the grade for me, and ...