Cheers to You, Dr. Lilith Sternin

Greetings, CineDump! I know I’ve been gone a long time, and here I am, walk of shame ready, shoes in hand, half-empty Lonestar in hip pocket, and nothing to give you but a hard time. I’ll be real with you for a minute: As my oh-so-witty, boozy film reviews last year might have revealed, I had some shit to get in order.

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Atomic Blonde and Toby Fucking Jones

I just can’t help it--I’m a fool for trailers. Some women squander promising lives on unworthy men, self-destructive behavior, or the ever evolving siren’s song of Lifetime movies. But not me. I'm a shameless trailer mark and the studios see this rube coming from a mile off.

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War for the Planet of the Apes: Man vs. Ape

With War for the Planet of the Apes breaking out on cinema screens, we look at exactly how us humans measure up with our closest cousins in the Animal Kingdom. Around six-to-eight million years ago — a mere blink of an eye in evolutionary terms — humans and chimpanzees went their own ways. Previous to that, we were one and the same species, and even now we remain genetically closer than dogs and wolves.

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Adapting Stephen King

I have never been a “the book is better than the movie” person. Sure, I think that sometimes an adaptation can really miss the mark of the book’s intent, or leave out one of my favorite plot points, but I hate comparing one medium to the other. Movies don’t have to remind us which characters are talking, or go into detail about a room’s furniture, or make it clear when one scene is over and a new one is beginning.

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A24: Girl, We Need to Talk

After drying out from the endless supply of Johnnie Walker I was plied with at the 2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival, I gathered my wits about me, found my car keys, and had some time to reflect. As a result of this, I realized, A24 Productions, we need to talk, girl. I was lucky enough to get into the well-attended screening of your latest outing A Ghost Story, and I got exactly what the trailers promised me.

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