For Kyle, who changed the movies I love

Mind the Gap

Kyle’s excitement made my heart flutter. The movie was his — he sent me blocks of exclamation marks and little hearts, unwittingly coloring in magic marker hues over my tangle of nerves.
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The underrated, under-celebrated film ‘Steve Jobs’

In 2015, Oscar winners Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin partnered with Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender for a biopic about the tech giant Steve Jobs. The talent behind “Steve Jobs” seemed like a dream team. Yet, despite rather good reviews, the film failed financially. At the end of its theatrical run,
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What if the Oscars were less elitist?

The Oscars are Sunday and we all know what we’re in for. The night usually becomes a pat-ourselves-on-the-back event with a host attempting (and almost always failing) to bring any humor to the overlong broadcast. Despite the general crowd of possible winners being more or less deserving in terms of
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Revenant’ is primal, prize-worthy

How does director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu follow up his Academy Award-winning “Birdman”? By merging the most ethereal cinematography with an unrelentingly brutal story about redemption and revenge. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his fiercest performances yet, the film has already gained some year-end awards traction during the ever present
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