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Doing the Job, by Tyler Smith

First and foremost, a film critic’s job is to watch movies. As many as we can. Even those that we don’t write about. Because, the more movies we see, the more comprehensive our understanding of the medium. It is this...

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Bitterbrush: Start Me Up, by David Bax

Colie and Hollyn, the subjects of Emelie Mahdavian‘s breathtaking new documentary Bitterbrush, are modern day cowboys. Yes, they’re women but even they refer to what they do for a living as “cowboying.” Calling them modern is more a fact than...

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Dominant Dinos and Other Stuff You Might Have Missed This Week

This week, we’re talking about dominant dinos. Here’s what else we’re doing: Talking about dominant dinos and the top five things that went down at Battleship Pretension this week: Jurassic World: Dominion: Extinction Event, by Tyler Smith The One Where...

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Benediction: Does It Matter?, by David Bax

Terence Davies’ Benediction contains poetry. On the one hand, that’s a literal description of the movie; it’s a biography of twentieth century British poet Siegfried Sassoon. But those familiar with Davies‘ work will know that it’s also a description of...

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Il Buco: Ants from Down There, by David Bax

Michelangelo Frammartino‘s Il Buco is not a documentary, though it often feels like one. Nevertheless, it does open with actual documentary footage, a circa-1960s human interest piece in which a television host rides a window washer’s rig up the side...