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The True Story Behind Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Relationship

Director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis offers an often surreal and chaotic look at how a Memphis truck driver named Elvis Presley became the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. At the center of the over-the-top biopic, in ..

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A Philosophical Mollusk Shares Insights on Life and Loneliness in Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

A gentle pleasure isn’t necessarily a flimsy one. The hero of the faux documentary Marcel the Shell With Shoes On is a diminutive mollusk shell with one eye, two legs and a deeply philosophical view o..

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We Need Beavis and Butt-Head More Than Ever. Thank Goodness They’re Back

The question swirling around Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe, Mike Judge’s movie-length resurrection of his mid-1990s MTV slacker sensation Beavis and Butt-Head, is “Can Beavis and Butt-Head stil..

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Elvis Still Has Not Left the Building

In 2022, there is no one Elvis Presley. The One True Elvis is actually many Elvises, a deity with an infinite number of faces, refracted into an ever shifting pattern of pleasure and frustration, of c..

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Fire Island‘s Joel Kim Booster Wants to Leave His ‘Hot Idiot’ Act Behind

“A lot of people have told me recently that they did not think I was smart enough to write a movie,” Joel Kim Booster says, laughing, over Zoom. For years, the comedian has been operating under the gu..

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Good Luck To You, Leo Grande Is the Perfect Movie For Anyone Who Feels Invisible

Older women’s bodies, not to mention their sexuality, are something no one wants to think or talk about, least of all older women themselves. What everyone tells you when you’re young eventually becom..

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Penélope Cruz Dazzles in the Sharp Showbiz Satire Official Competition

Penélope Cruz is a marvelous dramatic actor, but we don’t get enough chances to bask in the glow of her lustrous comic timing. She never clamps down on a line; her rhythms have the whirring lightness ..

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The True Story Behind Hulu’s Boy Scouts Documentary Leave No Trace

For more than a century, the Boy Scouts were a bastion of archetypal American iconography and values. “It’s apple pie, it’s baseball, it’s mom, it’s Fourth of July, it’s the American flag, it’s Norman..

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A New Father of the Bride Proves There’s Life Left in an Old Concept

Our ideas about marriage and marital roles have changed radically in the past 50 years, especially now that women are major players in the work force. What’s changed less is the notion of the wedding:..

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Pixar’s Lightyear Offers an Overcomplicated Meta-Backstory for the Manliest Man in the Toybox

There are a million origin stories in the naked city, and in the toybox too. Now, whether we care or not, we get the backstory of Buzz Lightyear, the disarmingly full of himself he-man space explorer ..