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Film

Bodies Bodies Bodies cancels its characters to death

It’s a successful satire of cancel culture that never hectors or patronizes

By Nicky Otis Smith

Television

The time trap of Irma Vep

The HBO Max miniseries shows a rare interest in the present moment

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

Sinking into the pixels

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is an important film about the internet

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

The final word on the millennial generation

The Worst Person in the World’s ticking clock makes it both urgent and sad

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

John Wayne behind the blue line

The Seventies weren’t John Wayne’s decade, and that was fine by him

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

Time for Another Round

Another Round reviewed

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

Somebody’s watching me

All Light, Everywhere reviewed

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

Affluent white female killer

I Care a Lot reviewed

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

Watching The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window reviewed

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

The last American video store

Video killed the video store

By Nicky Otis Smith

Film

A film festival fiasco in Narrowsburg, New York

Castellano and Castaldo descended upon Narrowsburg with a gust of wind, declaring that they would open an acting school, start a film festival and make it ‘the Sundance of the East’

By Nicky Otis Smith

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