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I Can’t Stop Thinking About the “Maneater” Scene in 'No Hard Feelings'

The emotional core of this Jennifer Lawrence comedy happens because of a Hall & Oates song

Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman in 'No Hard Feelings'

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Picture me with my stepmother in a college neighborhood in Seattle. We’re looking for something to do, preferably with air conditioning. We’ve sampled the artisanal ice cream shop on the main street (every college has one). But our rapidly melting cones’ reprieve from the heat was short-lived. We head to a small theatre. We decide that we’ll watch pretty much anything to escape Seattle’s unprecedented heat just for a couple of hours.

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What Tribeca Tells Us About Movies: Everybody Wants to be Healed

Best films and biggest lessons from Tribeca Film Festival 2023

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Tribeca Film Festival took place in New York City from June 7th to 18th. With celebratory ceremonies, fascinating film premieres, and even the announcement of the upcoming De Niro Con — it was a jampacked two weeks for filmmakers and film lovers alike.

All over the city, fans scrambled to access rush screenings, catch a glimpse of their favorite actors strutting along makeshift sidewalk red carpets, and spot said celebs at popular downtown eateries and bars. Honestly, this is what living in New York is generally like, with celebrity events and premieres happening every day. But for two weeks, the excitement was concentrated in Tribeca.

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We Blame The Writers

Our Editor’s Jumbled Takes On Jumbled, Don’t Worry Darling.

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Leading up to the release of Don’t Worry Darling, we wrote about almost everything except the movie. See Let’s Talk About the Mid-Century Interior Design in ‘Don’t Worry Darling,or, Everybody’s Worrying, Darling - All the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Cast Drama, Explained, and lots more.

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Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Perea in a still from Nope (2022)

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Author’s Note: I saw Nope in a movie theater, after only having seen the original teaser trailer. The most recent trailer gives away too much and should be avoided.

While filming Nope, writer/director Jordan Peele revealed that his most-used word on set was spectacle, and a spectacle it is. Nope earns its R-Rating for a disturbing set of visuals, but this horror comedy has its roots in sweeping westerns and awe-inspiring science fiction.

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Most Insane Revelations from the WeWork Documentary

Turns out WeWork and its CEO, Adam Neumann, were a mess long before their public implosion


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Hulu's new documentary on the rise and fall of WeWork focuses on its charismatic, egotistical founder and CEO Adam Neumann, who was ultimately the company's downfall.

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Netflix's "Operation Varsity Blues" Distracts from How Rigged College Admissions Actually Are

While the 2019 college admissions scandal showed the lengths the extremely wealthy are willing to go to get what they want, the college process is set up to favor rich, white students

Olivia Jade, daughter of Lori Loughlin who was charged with paying to get Olivia into USC

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The new Netflix documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is a thorough look at how the college admissions scandal began, worked, and was eventually taken down.

Using the original wiretaps and actual conversations reenacted by actors alongside documentary footage of experts and people close to those indicted, Operation Varsity Blues is exactly as enraging as you would think — a portrait of privilege and a reaffirmation of how easily the extremely wealthy game the system.

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