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Avenging Reality

The $1.2 billion, record-breaking opening weekend for Avengers: Endgame last week was cause for much rejoicing in Hollywood. For those whose interest in movies is aesthetic rather than financial, however, there may be less reason to celebrate.

Review: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig, who both wrote and directed Lady Bird, has done a wonderful job of taking us through teenage anxiety step by step in a way that feels entirely right.

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

It’s best to think of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as a sort of cinematic parable about forgiveness — both of others and of ourselves.

Review: Darkest Hour

Movies about historical events always tell us more about the time in which they were made than they do about the time in which they are set.

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s innovation in Dunkirk is that he has attempted to preserve and, indeed, enhance with technological wizardry, the realistic, grunt’s-eye view of the battle while keeping the emotional side of things low-key.