All posts by MaryAnn Johanson

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  • A Lack of the Clones: The absence of Titanic knockoffs says something about an audience Hollywood doesn’t value

      December 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of what would become one of the most lucrative and most deliriously popular movies ever made: James Cameron’s Titanic. It should also mark the 20th anniversary of the...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • CINEMA: A Cosmic Implosion

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn’t as uniquely edgy as it thinks it is. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “You were insufferable to start with,” groans Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the badass green chick who should be the...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Brexit-stential Blues

    T2 revisits Trainspotting 20 years later in a more complicated world. JACKSON“Choose life,” Mark Renton suggested back in Danny Boyle’s original 1996 Trainspotting, in which he was a heroin addict in Edinburgh. Mark’s advice was ironic, of...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Ape-ocalypse Now

    Kong: Skull Island brings Vietnam to a war against monsters. JACKSON HOLE, WY – What’s the big surprise of Kong: Skull Island? No, it’s not a secret sequel to Peter Jackson’s 2005 film King Kong; the two...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Where Are the Women?

    A critic’s year-long look at the way movies portray one half of humanity. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A saintly wife who stands by her screw-up of a husband. A girlfriend kidnapped in order to spur her boyfriend into...

    • Posted May 10, 2016
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