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The Arty Horrors of ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers’ “New England folktale” The Witch is the most highly regarded horror film in years. It is so highly regarded that some critics who dismiss horror as mere shock and exploitation place The Witch outside the genre due to its thought-provoking artfulness. Ironically, on the opposite end of the spectrum, some horror fanatics, red of tooth and claw, also dispute the film’s horror bona fides, seeing its slow-burn moody virtues as pretentious and dull.

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Movie Review: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’ by Ron Howard

This vast narrative collage comprises an artful group biography and an account of an unprecedented phenomenon that has never recurred, and seems unlikely, in today's splintered culture, ever to do so.

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‘Hidden’ – The Duffer Brothers Movie That Paved the Way to ‘Stranger Things’

Young (born 1984), twin (Matt and Ross) upstarts, the Duffer Brothers seem to have come out of nowhere, but of course they didn’t. The Duffer Brothers began making films in 3rd grade, and not long after they graduated from film school, they had written and signed on to direct virus-apocalypse horror/thriller Hidden for Warner Brothers. Hidden cleverly and with deep empathy takes the familiar zombie apocalypse survivor scenario and flips it on its head, calling into question all of our usual preconceptions about good guys, bad guys and the ethics of survival.

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