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Past articles by Jacob:

Past Lives Review: Brilliantly Bittersweet and Impossibly Romantic

Celine Song’s bittersweet Korean romance brings to mind ships passing in the night in the best way. Our Past Lives review: → Read More

A Minor Creative Betrayal Leads to Warm, Obvious Relationship Comedy in You Hurt My Feelings

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tobias Menzies rock, but Nicole Holofcener's story about betrayed trust underwhelms. Our You Hurt My Feelings review: → Read More

The Eight Mountains Paints a Romantic, Picturesque, Familiar Friendship

Novelistic and lush, this story of male friendship is a well-trod story told with exceptional artistry. Our The Eight Mountains review: → Read More

White Men Can't Jump Review: Remake Throws Up a Brick

Jack Harlow's movie debut is a terrible remake that's humorlessness is only beaten by its handling of race. Our White Men Can't Jump review: → Read More

The Wolves Are Circling in First Teaser for Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon dropped its first trailer ahead of its Cannes premiere. The wolves are out. Can you see them? → Read More

I Don't Have Friends, I Got Every Fast & Furious Film, Ranked

We ranked every movie in the Fast Saga, so see which Fast & Furious film finishes first. Here's every Fast and Furious movie, ranked: → Read More

The IP Era's Venture Capital Philosophy Has Poisoned Movies

Movies that have the potential to spawn massive media empires are the only ones that executives care about funding. The IP Era is poison. → Read More

Dune: Part Two Trailer Finally Gets Timothée Chalamet on a Worm

The Dune: Part Two trailer finally shows Paul Atreides get up on that sand worm. And start a revolution, but mostly ride a sand worm. → Read More

With Ghoulish Sound and Noirish Style, Laurence Olivier Brought Hamlet to the Movies

With ghoulish sound and an aesthetic blend of German expressionism and film noir, Laurence Olivier's Hamlet made its move to movies matter. → Read More

AI Sci-Fi The Artifice Girl's Compelling Premise Hides Buggy Source Code

A compelling sci-fi premise falters then collapses onto its weak central performance and loud ideas. Our The Artifice Girl review: → Read More

Energetic Pastiche Polite Society Hilariously Spin-Kicks the Problems of Growing Up

Nida Manzoor makes a hell of a calling card for her feature debut, a charming and energetic blast. Our Polite Society review: → Read More

2023 Oscar Winners: The Complete List

The 95th Academy Awards has named their winners, and we've got the results from the biggest night in movies. Here are 2023's Oscar winners: → Read More

Kim's Video Review: Charm and Frustration Stock Gonzo Video Store Investigation

The absurd story of Kim's Video is told with gonzo charm and irritating video store clerk energy, resulting in an interesting yet frustrating doc. → Read More

The Longest Goodbye Review: Long-Term Space Travel Doc Sticks to the Surface

Heading to Mars, or any other long-term space travel, means putting our minds under considerable strain. The Longest Goodbye half-heartedly explores the solutions. → Read More

How to Blow Up a Pipeline Review: Environmental Thriller Radicalizes Competence

The thrilling second film from Daniel Goldhaber makes ecoterrorism into a meticulously planned, character-driven caper. → Read More

Why Are There So Many Absurd Amityville Horror Movies?

From Amityville Karen to Amityville Shark House, it seems like there's a neverending supply of silly Amityville movies. Why are we cursed with so many? → Read More

Invisible Demons Trailer Showcases Indian Pollution Crisis

Invisible Demons, a new documentary from Rahul Jain, highlights climate change in India. → Read More

Bros Review: Gay Rom-Com Bravely Blazes a Trail Towards Convention

Bros is assured of its own importance, but its structure and compromises undermine this theme at every turn. → Read More

Athena Review: Modern War Epic Against Police Brutality Is Incredible, Furious Spectacle

A operatic epic filled with long tracking shots, Athena's protesting war against police brutality is a vital shot of adrenaline. → Read More

Jean-Luc Godard, French New Wave Titan, Dies at 91

Jean-Luc Godard, French New Wave titan and prolific, innovative filmmaker, has died at 91. → Read More