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Critic’s Academy Award predictions

In just under a week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will crown its winners of the coveted Oscar statuette. “Joker” leads the pack this year with 11 nominations, but will the film’s popularity as a nominee propel it all the way to a Best Picture win?


In defense of ‘Cats’

 Disclaimer: the following article is a defense of the motion picture musical “Cats,” not of the species; I do not — and never have — liked actual cats.


Parasite is chaotic, beautiful, elegant and glorious

However, if I may indulge one incentive to see the film — without giving too much away — it is this: in the same vein that Luca Guadagnino appropriated the peach as a vehicle for pleasure in “Call Me By Your Name,” Bong uses the peach as an agent of chaos in “Parasite.” 


New ‘Joker’ film is no laughing matter

“Joker” is a film that operates under the aesthetic guise of a thoughtful film, shrouding the fact that it is absent of social commentary, made at the expense of the dignity of the mentally ill and people of color. This film is no laughing matter.  


‘One Foot Planted’ pushes boundaries

  The work, which consists of a series of videos, envisions a post-apocalyptic version of the Holy Land, in which its female inhabitants are forced to traverse the terrain on various obstacles that keep their bodies from making contact with the earth. 


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