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Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie review: a visually engaging spectacle about man-child fantasies

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In the first Kingsman movie, 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, Samuel L. Jackson clearly relished an against-type performance as a genius teach-head with a lisp, and a fashion sense somewhere between golf club and ghetto. His character’s provision of free data and SIM cards for everybody in the world was not so much a matter of

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A short film on the man’s world of theatre screens at Telluride

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen, Stage, Theatre |

The conscious (and unconscious) celebration of the male artistic “genius” is rife throughout the arts and perhaps more so in theatre where “visionary” and “iconoclastic” male directors can still be referred to as “wunderkind” well into their forties. Recent VCA graduate, Sunday Emerson Gullifer’s short film Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, will screen in the “Filmmakers of Tomorrow” program of the

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American Made movie review: Tom Cruise entertains in truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story

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If Barry Seal, the real-life commercial airline pilot Tom Cruise plays in the historical action-drama American Made, rewatched Cruise’s sky-bound classic Top Gun, his likely reaction to the sight of those magnificent F-14 tomcats would be: “Man, those things could smuggle a lot of guns.” Or “man, those things could smuggle a lot of cocaine.”

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Win a double pass to Girl’s Night

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Producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, Almost Christmas) presents Girls Trip, a new comedy from director/producer Malcolm D. Lee. When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough

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