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The Shape of Water

Just occasionally, a director is able to grow their reputation enough to pitch a weird film for a major release. Master of pulpy macabre Guillermo del Toro has done this superbly with The Shape of Water, a delightful romance between ...

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Atomic Blonde: Welcome to Berlin

Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is headed to Berlin, a hornet’s’ nest of intrigue, just as the Wall comes down in 1989. She has been sent by her MI6 taskmasters to recover that most easily misplaced of national secrets in the ...

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Hail, Caesar!: Would that it’were so simple

It’s Hollywood, folks! The 50s are underway and the studios are churning out westerns, musicals, period dramas, aquatic ballets, and historical epics – all under the shadow of America’s new reality: the Cold War. With abducted film stars, starlets’ pregnancies ...

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