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OK, Let’s Try This Whole ‘Gay Rom-Com’ Thing Again

The box office for gay-themed films has been bleak this year. Between the stunted returns for Universal’s Bros and the otherworldly under-performance of Disney’s Strange World (both, by the way, solid movies), it’s hard to imagine major studios green-lighting anything with LGBTQ+ themes in the near future. The bright spots have been[…]

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‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’ Squanders Its Stellar Cast With a Severe Lack of Funny

Grant Ginder’s novels are breezy entertainments. Whether tackling the high-level insanities of politics or the messy misunderstandings within family resentments, he’s a precise, funny and unfussy writer. While watching The People We Hate at the Wedding, the first feature film based on his works, I kept asking myself if the[…]

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‘The Menu’ Serves Up Haute Cuisine Alongside Delicious Dark Comedy

Anyone walking into The Menu having seen its trailer already knows the type of movie they should expect. Mark Mylod’s feature film debut, with a screenplay by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy, belongs to a long line of scandalous arthouse entertainments that run the gamut from Godardian brutalism (Weekend) to Buñuelian[…]

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5 Steps to Crafting the Self-Care Day of Your Dreams

The concept of self-care used to come across as selfish. “I’m going to have a ‘me’ day” or “I’m going to take myself on a date tonight” didn’t always go over well in the group chat. It was the equivalent of “Oh, I can’t, I’m washing my hair tonight.” But[…]

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