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‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Is a Tour-de-Farce of Your Favorite Rom-Com Clichés

Improbable meet-cutes, pointless flash mobs, and spontaneous, somehow perfectly choreographed karaoke scenes are some of the enshrined elements of romantic comedies that have long deserved an affectionate parody.

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Surprises and Snubs: An Overview of the 2019 Oscar Nominations

It’s a genuine toss-up as to which film will take home the award for Best Picture this year, with no apparent frontrunner.

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How to Write a Film Review Without Watching the Film

Incoming Film Exec and wellness revolutionary Claire N. Park intends on building a reputation as the most laid-back exec the Arts board has ever seen.

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ a Rollicking, Sometimes Bumpy Adventure

It might do one well to forget for a moment that the franchise is probably a ploy by the Rowling industrial complex to ensure the continued indulgence of Harry Potter fans.

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‘Maria by Callas’ a Humanizing Portrait of a Diva

Throughout her illustrious career, Callas was as beloved as she was excoriated for not being perfect, for missteps that probably wouldn’t ensnare a man of the same stature.

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‘El Ángel’ Is Devilishly Tantalizing, But That’s All

“El Ángel” is ultimately a bland rehashing of the bare-bones, empirical events of Puch’s career, as Ortega, in favor of obsessive aestheticization, papers over details that demand creative dramatization.

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‘Mid90s’ Falls Short of Its Potential

Jonah Hill is like that one rare high school teacher who vibes with his students in a strangely fraternal way, which is to say that he understands teenagers.

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Top 5 ‘30 Rock’ Episodes, Curated by a Proudly Biased Superfan

Each "30 Rock" episode is a whirlwind, a screwball adventure packed with wisecracks that’ll whiz by if you don’t pay careful attention.

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Career Overview: Aline Brosh McKenna '89

Happy endings by screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna ’89 are particularly satisfying in that they are both generous and understated.


Hank Green Talks New Stardom On ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’ Book Tour

“We’ve been watching them ever since eighth grade...and we just kind of grew up with them,” said one attendee of the Hank Green event.

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Extend Your Antennae: Watch Out for These Fall TV Premieres

The best part about fall is clearly the massive slate of new shows! Here are five of the best new and returning shows.


The 2018 Emmys Manages to be Fitfully Amusing

The tone of the night modulated unpredictably from bland to perfectly, spontaneously sentimental, to slightly zany and affectatious, in no particular order.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars on How the Film 'Transcends Race'

"‘Oh, are they good Asians or bad Asians?’ How about, are we good filmmakers or bad filmmakers? Good actors or bad actors?” Claire N. Park sits down with cast and crew of Crazy Rich Asians.

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‘Little Pink House’ is a Gift of a Story in Dull Packaging

With a little more concentrated emotional floridity, Balaker could have hit the sweet spot between mawkishly sentimental and tediously informative.

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A Conversation with Sofia Coppola on “The Beguiled” at the Harvard Film Archive

“I wanted to give these women a fair voice,” Sofia Coppola said.