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Nicole Kassell’s résumé could easily be mistaken for an Emmys highlight reel. The director, who achieved early acclaim with her first feature film, The Woodsman, in 2004, has spent most of the past 10 years lending her talents to some of the most significant television of the decade: The Killing, Rectify, Better Call

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10/19/19
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It’s not every day that a largely forgettable Dreamworks yeti movie can come under fire from multiple national governments for violating a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. And yet, that’s exactly where Jill Culton’s Abominable—remember that one? It’s the one where Zendaya wasn’t Meechee—finds

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10/19/19
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There has never been more Star Wars in our lives—the kind of sentence that sounds great on paper back in, say, 1995, but now feels more like some kind of pop culture curse. (It’s sort of the franchised Disney version of “May you live in interesting times,” rather than “May the Force be with you.”) The raw time-sucking

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10/18/19
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How do you talk to your mom or dad about Tekashi 6ix9ine? It’s a topic they don’t cover in all those fancy parent-rearing classes or books, presumably because it’s fraught with opportunities for distraction, confusion, and dismay. Do you start with the hair, or the face tattoos? Will they understand what a Nine Trey

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