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So far in the “Star Wars” saga, the galaxy as we know it has been defined largely in binary terms; the light and darkness, the Jedi and The Dark Side. Between it all is The Force, the powerful, binding agent that exists between all things, an intangibl…

The maxim goes that the truth will set you free, but the search for that truth can be a prison. The abyss and darkness of unknowing can be a heavy shroud to shoulder. Throughout his career, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris have revelled in throwing l…

It’s fitting that Paul Thomas Anderson, a filmmaker known for fastidious craftsmanship, decided to make a movie about a fastidious craftsman. It’s true that Anderson has compared his new film “Phantom Thread” to Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca”; it’s…

The first season (the first episode, to be more precise about it) of “Black Mirror” blew my mind. It was a display of risky, ambitious filmmaking the likes of which I hadn’t previously seen on television. “The National Anthem” remains one of my favorit…

Steven Spielberg’s career has always been marked by two distinct characteristics: optimism (there’s not a cynical bone in his body), and a sentimentality that underlines most characters, subjects and approaches. The former trait — supported by a thrill…

This year, more so than even the dumpster fire that was 2016, has been the year of fact vs. fiction. A divided country has strayed away from agreeing upon facts and debating action, to being unable to even agree on what exactly constitutes a fact. An o…

Late last year, Netflix stunned critics and anglophiles with their opulent original series “The Crown.”A dramatic retelling of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the series illuminates a cast of characters who slip in and out of Her Royal Highness’s life, lea…

Looking back at the past two months, it appears Netflix may have found their niche in drearier, more obscure modes of binge-worthy entertainment. Following the instantaneous success brought by the debut season of “Mindhunter” and the masterful season t…

Yes, it’s another installment of Bingeworthy Breakdown where we take an informal look at a new TV show. Basically, we take the bullet so you don’t have to and/or recommend that you give it a whirl the next time you need something to binge. This week, i…

Amy Sherman-Palladino is a showrunner to whom I feel minimal attachment. While most TV critics/superfans whom I respect have some level of undying love for “Bunheads” or “Gilmore Girls” or both, the latter was before my time and the former never caught…