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Quick Crit: The Young Pope, Get Out, and More Short Reviews

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You need to know what to watch and you need to know what to watch now. Am I right? Last year I focused on the Women to Watch list each month*. This year, I’d like to give you more recommended viewing, more frequently. Short reviews, pointing you in the right direction.

*Is this something you’d like to see return? All feedback welcome and appreciated. 

With that said, whoever thought this presidency was going to be the gift of endless material that artists have been waiting for: it now takes me two hours a day to simply sift through the morning news. So no, I’m not finding the current era stimulating to my productivity. Opinions and emotions pour out of me in buckets of liberal tears, but knowing what and how to write it? That’s a challenge.

So with that in mind, here’s what I’m calling a bunch of quick crits; short reviews to get you interested, watching, and talking about what’s good.

Here’s what I’ve been indulging in lately.

Quick Crits for March 2017

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Deadpool Has a Hard-On (All For Himself)

Deadpool could have been worse. It could have been better. But this is not a place for aimless thumbs up or down or to the side reviews – this is a place for critique. And there is A LOT to critique in Deadpool.

Deadpool (2016)

You look like Freddy Kruger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah.

You may have heard a lot about Deadpool without actually knowing anything about Deadpool. Consider me your compatriot. I am not a consumer of comic books (save the Alan Moore graphic novel or two), and I could not have told you before the previews for this movie whether Deadpool was a Marvel or DC creation, what made him super, or what was with the full coverage red body suit.

But I found myself in the theatre this week because I had heard no less than ten interesting things about Deadpool, one of which involved a scene wherein our superhero gets “pegged” (more on that later).

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