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Throwback Rotten Bananas: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is one of the most beautiful films visually while still being wholly engaging as an action film.  The film, directed by Australian director George Miller, stars Tom Hardy in the titular role of Max, a drifter in the desert wasteland the movie takes place in. The film also stars …

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‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ parodies morning shows on Netflix

“Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine” is a gut-busting laugh fest using the tropes of modern television.  The comedy special, directed by storied comedian Natasha Lyonne, features a number of celebrity cameos by various comedians including Fred Armisen, Aubrey Plaza, Marisa Tomei, Megan Thee Stallion, Jane Lynch, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph. It features a variety of segments …

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Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Halloween Movies

Halloween will certainly look different this year and for some, may include no trick-or-treating at all. A good alternative with family and friends is to get together and watch some spooky or Halloween-themed movies.  5. Coraline  “Coraline,” directed by Henry Selick and based on the novella by Neil Gaiman, features Dakota Fanning as the voice of …

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“New York Times Presents” explains our 2020 experience

“New York Times Presents” is a detailed explanation of our collective trauma from 2020, as well as the societal implications of the crises we have faced.  The documentary is a series of independent documentaries collected into an anthology focusing on the particular crises that have rocked the United States and the world …

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‘Whose Vote Counts’ explains the right to vote on Netflix

“Whose Vote Counts, Explained” takes a close look at the United States’ political system and attempts to get voters engaged and informed before the 2020 general election.  The documentary miniseries, produced by Vox Media and distributed by Netflix, examines the various aspects of democracy in the United States, the way our …

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‘The Social Dilemma’ points out potential dangers of social media platforms on Netflix

Documentary “The Social Dilemma” points out that we are all lab rats to big tech companies and that should scare you.  The film, directed by Jeff Orlowski, features a unique blend of documentary interviews and loose dramatization that outlines the unique issues presented by social media and surveillance capitalism in the modern era. It features former …

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‘New Mutants’ puts a spooky twist on the X-Men

The long-awaited and many-delayed “New Mutants” shows us superpowered teenagers through a unique lens: horror.  The film, directed by Josh Boone of “Fault in Our Stars,” stars a well-rounded cast of actors portraying the titular New Mutants, newly awakened mutants in the Marvel Comics universe who are kept in a facility for …

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‘Tenet’ warps reality at the box office

“Tenet” is one of the few new movies out in theatres right now and it’s a wild ride. However, that’s not exactly a good thing for your head.  The film, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, stars John David Washington as “The Protagonist,” a literal protagonist in the story and …

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