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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    In a podcast recorded at Cannes, Vulture/NY Mag critic Bilge Ebiri sits down with Screen Slate's Jon Dieringer to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon.

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    In this spoiler free-ish discussion, we cover how the film fits into the Goodfellas crime mold and smartly diverges from the book to center the Osage characters. We also talk about where DiCaprio and De Niro's performances fit within their body of work for Scorsese and its place in his overarching project of chronicling America through its corrupt institutions.

  • Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World

    Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World

    Saffron Maeve for Screen Slate [Full Review] - "Do Not Expect makes repeated reference to what Angela terms “small films,” a matryoshka of media offerings sprinkled throughout: Bobita’s lewd posts; the workplace-safety cell footage; Uwe Boll’s nonunion creature feature (featuring Boll, himself, stomping around a backlot); the clipped vignettes of Angela Moves On; a silent sequence of 100+ roadside crosses. Jude has never conceived a small film, only dense repositories for bedded connotations—or, big films made up of small ones.…

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  • Earth Mama

    Earth Mama

    "Black life is an 'enforced state of breach,' writes literary critic and Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers, and 'mother is a relation that loses meaning since it can be invaded at any given and arbitrary moment by property relations.' Savannah Leaf’s directorial debut, Earth Mama (2023), is a multi-layered poetic portrait of the complexities of Black motherhood in the face of the state’s punitive assault on Black and poor families. It takes up the lens of one young woman’s journey…

  • The Birthday

    The Birthday

    Corey Feldman: "Then my wife says to me, 'Since [Jordan Peele] wants to work with you, you should show him The Birthday because that's your best work.” It was never released in theaters here.

    Michael M. Bilandic: "I’d never heard of it. It really feels like a 'lost' film."

    CF: "Yeah! So I invited him over, and that was really what sparked all of this—his instant love for the movie. He was like, 'Look, this is a cinematic masterpiece. Your…