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'Sorry to Bother You' Takes on Issues of Race and Class

'Sorry to Bother You' Takes on Issues of Race and Class

About 10 years ago, Sen. Harry Reid triggered a controversy when he said Barack Obama had become successful because he spoke with "no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." Outraged, critics denounced the statement (and Reid would apologize to Obama).

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Singer Grace Jones Puts Her Remarkable Talent on Display in New Documentary Film

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, the new documentary about the talented singer, actress and model, begins with a lively concert clip that finds Jones...

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'Three Identical Strangers' is Your New Favorite Psychological Documentary and Opens Tomorrow at the Cedar Lee

On his first day of college in 1980, 19-year-old Bobby Shafran was immediately shown kindness and friendship by people he'd never met before. As...

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'The Night Eats the World' is a Moody Thriller That Just Happens to Have Zombies

As a subgenre that is more than oversaturated, stories of walking corpses and flesh munching undead require serious skill if they are to transcend the...

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New Documentary Film Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Whitney Houston

Much like Amy, Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary about singer Amy Winehouse, Whitney documents the rise and fall of singer Whitney Houston. Kevin Macdonald’s documentary...

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'The First Purge' is Quintessential Action Horror for the Trump Era

If you'd have told me in 2013 that The Purge, that painfully dull dystopian slice of wasted potential, would spawn one of the most provocative...

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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is Harmless, Small-Potatoes Fun

Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to the 2015 Paul Rudd vehicle Ant-Man, seems so far removed from the engorged Iron Man/Captain America/Thanos Marvel vortex...

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'The Land' is Finally Available to Watch on Netflix

2016's The Land was a mega-hit amongst Clevelanders, and now the rest of the world will finally have the opportunity to see why it's always...

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'Sicario' Followup 'Day of the Soldado' Loses Steam

Released three years ago, the artsy crime drama Sicario didn't exactly cry out for a sequel (and it only generated moderate revenue at the box...

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Climbing Documentary Makes it Easy to Understand Humans' Obsession With Mountains

There was a story in Sunday's Plain Dealer, on the front page of the Metro Section, about concerned conservationists in Geauga County and their beef...

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'Jurassic Park' Sequel Settles for a Simplistic Storyline

The producers of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom could have come up with any number of concepts for a sequel to the long-running sci-fi adventure...

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What You Need to Know About Adult Swim on the Green

Part of a nationwide tour featuring games, prizes, food and exclusive merchandise, Adult Swim on the Green offers a glimpse of upcoming Adult Swim...

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Documentary Provides a Poignant Behind-the-Scenes Look at Fred Rogers' Life

Most good films revolve around some kind of drama. It doesn't matter if the movie is a documentary or fiction, you've generally gotta have some...

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Powerful Documentary 'To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor' Closes Out Pride Month Perfectly

As we head toward the tail end of Pride month, it may be difficult to think of the world that existed long before the commercialization...

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Good Songs Keep 'Hearts Beat Loud' Strumming Along

It's nearly impossible to dislike Nick Offerman, but his dry wit and no-nonsense Ron Swanson persona that worked so well on Parks and Recreation feels...

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Newest Film Adaption of 'The Seagull' Fails to Fully Take Flight

Amidst big-budget summer blockbusters like superhero sequels and a Star Wars prequel comes The Seagull, a modest period piece based on an Anton Chekov play....

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'Hereditary' Offers a Traumatizing Exploration of Guilt and Grief

There's always one film that comes out of festival season each year boasting the hyperbolic signature of "scariest film of the year." Films like It...

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'The Misandrists' is an Aggressive Satire That's Absolutely Unsafe for Squares

Thank the gay gods for Bruce LaBruce. Queer filmmaker, actor, critic, and sometimes pornographer, Bruce La Bruce is known for his boundary pushing films that...

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Watch the First Movie Trailer for Cleveland-Made 'White Boy Rick'

The first trailer for White Boy Rick, filmed in Cleveland and Detroit last year, is finally here. The film tells the real life story...

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Here's How You Can Be an Extra in 'The Last Summer,' Filming in Cleveland Now

Yet another film being shot in Cleveland is in need of extras. Next Thursday, the teen drama The Last Summer, is taking over Crooked River...

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You've Never Seen Anything Like 'The Rider'

After enduring the wispy itinerance of Charlie Plummer in Lean on Pete, the prospect of sitting through another ambient horse-and-his-boy neo-Western made me clench my...

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Why is 'SOLO?'

If you dispense with the notion that 28-year-old Alden Ehrenreich is playing a "young Han Solo" in Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest installment...

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