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‘Vox Lux’ Review – Natalie Portman Features in Provocative Pop Opera

It would be remiss of this reviewer to discuss the psychological drama Vox Lux without commenting on the abhorrent manner which pop-star Celeste is endowed by fame; a by-product of a culture obsessed with celebrity in a system that benefits from the exploitation of trauma.

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‘At Eternity’s Gate’ – A Stunning but Subdued Portrait of Vincent van Gogh

Russell Crowe won an Academy Award for his role in Gladiator (2000); a spectacle film containing chariot races, battles to the death, and scenes involving Crowe stroking wheat in a field. In a film that promises all the joy of caressing plants without any of the Gladiator action, At Eternity’s Gate enters this year’s award season as a little-known film that could potentially garner Willem Dafoe his first (overdue) Oscar.

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‘Spider-Man (2002)’ Retrospective – Review

With all the buzz regarding the new Spider-Man movie and Tom Holland bringing to life the third attempt of the web-slinger in just 15 years, it’s fun to look back at what was attempted not that long ago. So if you wanted to see how Marvel’s rendition of the wall-crawling hero measures up to Sony’s earlier attempts, never fear, I’ve saved you from having to watch over 4 hours of Peter Parker crying over his dead Uncle Ben, again.

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