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Sundance in Memphis: Kentucker Audley Returns with...
It’s been 30 years since the U.S. Film Festival in Park City, Utah, changed its name to the Sundance Film Festival....
News of the World: A Wistful Western Throwback
Whither the Western? As a literary genre, the Western emerged around the same time film technology came of age. In...
The Greatest: Four Legends Gather in One Night in Miami
One of my all-time favorite plays is Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. The 1998 Tony Award winner tries to untangle the...
2020 on Screen: The Best and Worst of Film and TV
There’s no denying that 2020 was an unprecedented year, so I’m doing something unprecedented: combining film and TV...
When Fake Becomes Real: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church...
“The World Ends Tomorrow and YOU MAY DIE!” So begins SubGenius Pamphlet #1, the mysterious missive that launched J.R....
Mank is a Timely Tribute to a Hollywood Legend
Hey, did you hear the one about the starlet who was so stupid she came to Hollywood and slept with the writer? As you...
CRITICS NIX NETFLIX HICKS! Hillbilly Elegy is a...
Hi, my name’s Chris, and I’m an authentic hillbilly. I grew up on a farm in the Appalachian foothills of Tennessee. I...
Sacha Baron Cohen Returns to Skewer Us in Borat...
In 1831, a French magistrate named Alexis de Tocqueville conned his government, known as the July Monarchy, into...
From the beginning, America has been a utopian project. The Founders had come of age in an era that highlighted the...
The OGs: Chris Rock Shines in Fargo’s Brilliant Season 4
America is the great melting pot. Immigrants from all over the world come here to get their chance at a new life in...
Judge Lipman Oversees New COVID Protections for Jailed Inmates
Memphis Public Libraries’ Five Fridays of Jazz Returns Tonight
Shower With Hitchcock at the Time Warp Drive-In
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Tom Lee Park Funding Hits Milestone