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  • In Silas Howard's drama, the phrase "a kid like Jake" carries a couple of different connotations. First, it describes an imaginative and playful 4-year-old named Jake (Leo James Davis); on the other hand, it's a distanced, at-arms-length,...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    Though written by two men, Blockers smartly confronts the gendered double standards that have littered the genre for generations, as well as homophobia and other vehicles for predictable jokes

  • Netflix's Kodachrome is good fall-asleep-with-the-TV-on fare, and I mean you should snooze out immediately unless you want to be subjected to a criminally mediocre family drama. It's about the last-minute reconciliation involving a dying...

  • There's something exciting -- groundbreaking even -- about the idea of 60-year-old Sharon Stone playing not a grandmother, not even a mother, but a single, unmarried woman in the kind of role usually given to 24-year-olds. (Though Stone's...

  • A woman washes her hands then slowly, deliberately drops her wedding ring down the drain of the sink. Her iPhone screen shows several "Fuck you" texts from her ex, David. In the next scene, she's inhaling several bags of chips and chocolate...

  • Any real hip-hop head will recognize the name Roxanne Shante, the rap battle prodigy who rose to fame as an adolescent and set a precedent for future female emcees. Here's hoping that Roxanne Roxanne, the new music biopic about the artist...


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