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The French Dispatch

April 14, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane It’s hard enough to write a good script in a consistent voice, but a cohesive screenplay comprised of the voices of its own characters is an achievement in itself. I’ve never understood […]

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Dune

April 7, 2022 SST

By Bradley Lane The scope of Denis Villeneuve’s newest blockbuster Dune is massive. Both in the literal scale of the elements of the world and in the ambitiousness of Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling […]

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Titane

March 31, 2022 stsstimes

By Bradley Lane Julia Ducournau made me a fan with her debut feature film, Raw, which deftly balanced an emotionally complex coming-of-age story with a cannibal horror film. It is no secret that Ducournau finds […]

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The Power of The Dog

March 24, 2022 stsstimes

By Bradley Lane The Power of the Dog is razor tight, whip-smart post-Western drama crafted by master filmmaker, Jane Campion. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as emotionally hardened ranch hand, Phil, and Jesse Plemons as his awkward […]

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The Suicide Squad

March 17, 2022 stsstimes

By Bradley Lane David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (2016) was a massive success for Warner Brothers, raking in over $700 million at the box office. Naturally then a sequel was in the works soon after, however […]

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The Batman

March 10, 2022 stsstimes

By Bradley Lane Superheroes rule Hollywood. The biggest films released every year are comic book films and for better or worse they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. So the question then becomes, how will these […]

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Squid Game

March 3, 2022 stsstimes

By all measures Korean cinema and television has been experiencing an unprecedented level of international success. Just two years ago, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite captured audiences with its genre-bending portrayal of the absurdities of late capitalism […]

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Uncharted

February 24, 2022 stsstimes

By Bradley Lane For as long as they have existed, video games have served as material for film adaptations. The 90s and 2000s saw a slew of adaptations where it was necessary to add exposition […]

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Licorice Pizza

February 10, 2022 stsstimes

By Bradley Lane Paul Thomas Anderson has become a living legend through his storied career in Hollywood. Receiving nearly universal acclaim for each of his nine feature films, his presence in the film industry is […]