'Kindred' Review: An Unsettling Horror Movie About Pregnancy That Asks Tough, Necessary Questions

The terrors of pregnancy and horror make fine bedfellows. The genre lends itself beautifully to exploring our deepest and most vulnerable fears, digging into the parts of our collective lives that we would feel uncomfortable discussing in public. Rosemary’s Baby is, of course, the benchmark against which all others continue to be measured. But where that iconic film explored the […]

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‘Crip Camp,’ ‘Gunda,’ ‘Mr. Soul’ Top Critics Choice Documentary Nominations

“Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” “Gunda” and “Mr. Soul” lead the fifth annual Critics Choice Association’s documentary nominations, with five apiece. Among the eclectic list of nominees are Taylor Swift, Greta Thunberg, veteran filmmaker Werner Herzog and longtime disability advocate Judith Heumann, as well as docs about such notables as John Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee and Frank Zappa. Recognized […]

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Predicting the Relationship Between Spider-Man and Doctor Strange in the MCU

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will join Peter Parker in the upcoming web-slinger installment, Spider-Man 3 (actual title has yet to be announced). What is the plan for the two primary superheroes? Both Doctor Strange and Spider-Man boast independent arcs and cinematical franchises all their own. So, how will they interact, and what will define their dynamic?  In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter […]

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Denver Film Fest 2020 shares some compelling Colorado stories

In July 2015, a Flight for Life helicopter faltered shortly after takeoff from a Frisco hospital and crashed into the parking lot. In fewer than 3 seconds, the chopper burst into flames. Television news reporter Chris Vanderveen of 9News did a fine job in offering stinging answers about why that shouldn’t have happened in a 2015 exposé about fuel tank […]

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A TikTok influencer with about 260,000 followers also works full-time as a nanny. Here's how much money she makes from brands and how she balances 2 jobs.

Carolina Freixa, 23, is a full-time nanny and part-time TikTok influencer based in Philadelphia. She's been regularly posting to TikTok since March of 2020. She creates fashion styling videos on TikTok, like recreating outfits from Pinterest or of celebrities, and has partnered with brands on sponsored content. Freixa has about 260,000 followers on TikTok and is hoping to grow her […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen Duped Them. Here’s What They Did Next.

What differentiates Sacha Baron Cohen, a master of the “Gotcha,” from your run-of-the-mill prankster is his knack for catching notable names in compromising moments. Now it’s Rudolph W. Giuliani who has been filmed with his hand down his pants after an interview with an actress posing as conservative TV news reporter (Giuliani has said he was tucking in his shirt). […]

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Horror Masks Are Never Just About the Monster

Surfacing These cinematic mainstays continue to terrify. By Maya Phillips When “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” came out in 1974, it was marketed as a true story, which undoubtedly added to the horror factor. The claim was mostly false, though the star of the movie, Leatherface, was loosely inspired by the killer Ed Gein, called the “Butcher of Plainfield,” who […]

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‘Now and Then’ at 25: Girlhood Finally Taken Seriously

When “Now and Then” was released in 1995, it had the makings of a hit: an A-list cast, a coming-of-age narrative about an unbreakable sisterhood, a nostalgic filter and an underlying mystery. At the time, it was sidelined, panned by critics and largely forgotten. That hasn’t stopped it from gaining a cult following in the 25 years since, becoming a […]

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