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Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan's Split Is a Genuinely Good Film With a Truly Shocking Twist

There are a few reasons why Split is the perfect title for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie. The most obvious one is the fact it’s about a man with multiple split personalities who kidnaps three young girls. The other is that the movie itself is split: 98 percent of the movie is a good Shyamalan film, which is its own…

How Doctor Strange Will Push the Boundaries of What a Superhero Movie Is

Dr. Stephen Strange is freezing. You’d be cold, too, if you’d just been transported to the side of Mount Everest by two powerful sorcerers. But on February 1, 2016, day 54 of the 87-day shoot of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, the would-be sorcerer figures out a spell to bring him back to Kamar-Taj, the home of the Ancient…

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An Appreciation of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a Film With No Equal

Since the beginning, people have struggled to describe Russ Meyer’s 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and no mere string of words quite captures its narcotic essence. “It’s a camp sexploitation horror musical that ends in a quadruple ritual murder and a triple wedding,” said its screenwriter, Roger Ebert, to