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It may be that nothing is on Free SoloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s incredibly harrowing 2018 documentary about rock climber Alex Honnold (who accomplishes his record-breaking feats without ropes, harnesses, or other protective gear), but autumn remains the scariest movie of the summer. The tale of two friends stranded atop the fourth tallest structure…

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The horror genre is full of tropes designed to scare you, things that have been used to terrify audiences for decades. The jumping scare, the face in the bathroom mirror, the chase – do I have to continue? It seems like there’s nothing left to scare us, like everything has been done a hundred times…

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It’s always an exciting moment when a new animation studio releases its first feature film. It can tell us what the studio is capable of and what we can expect from it in the future. Disney, for example, has continued to build on its legacy Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Pixar brought us computer-generated…

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As Marvel brags about its projects for the next 30 years, another fantastical universe has quietly taken over contemporary cinema. Hollywood’s biggest names – Tom Hanks, Guillermo del Toro, Cate Blanchett, Pauly Shore – are all in cahoots: the industry won’t rest until the entire conversation is about a doll/human/nightmare. It doesn’t take long for…

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As Marvel brags about its projects for the next 30 years, another fantastical universe has quietly taken over contemporary cinema. Hollywood’s biggest names – Tom Hanks, Guillermo del Toro, Cate Blanchett, Pauly Shore – are all in cahoots: the industry won’t rest until the entire conversation is about a doll/human/nightmare. It doesn’t take long for…

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