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Dolittle does little that’s new

Movie | We already had a crass version of the classic children's stories
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/16/20, 09:07 am

Dolittle, based on Hugh Lofting’s classic children’s stories, feels like two different movies. The first third embodies all the prickly, off-kilter charm an Anglophile’s heart could desire. It opens, as all English children’s stories should, in a wild wood hiding a mysterious, crumbling manor.

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Warner Bros.

Presumed guilty

Movie | Northern lawyer goes to the South to fight corrupt judicial system in historically based legal drama Just Mercy
by Bob Brown
Posted 1/16/20, 08:54 am

Each generation looks into its rearview mirror to see stories of past racial injustices it must tell. In 1960, Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird, a story revolving around a black man falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. The actual murders of three civil rights activists in 1964 was the loose basis for Mississippi Burning, nominated in 1989 for multiple Oscars. 

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Joker leads Oscar nominations

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/13/20, 01:03 pm

The Warner Bros. comic book origin story Joker racked up 11 Oscar nominations on Monday, including best picture, best director for Todd Phillips, and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Joker will compete for the year’s top film against World War I epic 1917, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, Ford v.

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