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Pearl (2022)

Pearl (2022) | Transcript

In 1918, a young woman on the brink of madness pursues stardom in a desperate attempt to escape the drudgery, isolation, and lovelessness of life on her parents’ farm.

X (2022)

X (2022) | Transcript

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the crew find themselves fighting for their lives.

Gladiator (2000)

The “Merit” in Popular American Cinema

“Gladiator” exemplifies the American ideal of merit over birth, a theme prevalent in US cinema despite criticisms of its reality. Films like “Rocky” and “Flashdance” celebrate this narrative of self-made success through perseverance.

Ultraman: Rising (2024)

Ultraman: Rising (2024) | Transcript

Ken Sato, a superstar baseball player who returns to Japan to become the latest hero to carry the mantle of Ultraman. However, he is compelled to raise a newborn kaiju monster, the offspring of his greatest enemy as his own child.

The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie (2014) | Transcript

An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.

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Hit Man (2023)

Hit Man: A Masterful Blend of Comedy and Noir | Review

A sensational film that uncovers the classic within the contemporary, reveals cinephilia in the imagination, and finds the ordinary in the extraordinary. A masterful screenplay, Richard Linklater and Glen Powell are in top form.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness: A Return to Form | Review

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness blends his early cold, calculated style with recent vitality, exploring work, love, and faith. The film’s narrative and thematic elements are familiar, but Lanthimos’s provocative approach and direct intervention challenge viewers.

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Clerks (1994)

Clerks (1994) | Transcript

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Safe House (2012)

Safe House (2012) | Transcript

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Four Brothers (2005)

Four Brothers (2005) | Transcript

When their adoptive mother is gunned down in a store robbery, four brothers decide to investigate the murder and find the killers themselves, but not all is what it seems.

Home (2015)

Home (2015) | Transcript

An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.

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Marlon Wayans: Good Grief (2024)

Marlon Wayans: Good Grief (2024) | Transcript

Taped at the iconic Apollo Theater, Wayans comedically explores grief after losing his parents. He reflects on his father’s lessons, joining the “Dead Mama Club,” changing aging parents’ diapers, and who’s the funniest Wayans.

Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy

Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy (2024) | Transcript

Rachel Feinstein reflects on her dynamic with her husband, poking fun at his attempts at romance and the unique challenges of balancing family life with the humorous aspects of her stand-up career.

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Jeffrey Sachs: Why the West Hates Russia

Jeffrey Sachs: Why the West Hates Russia | Transcript

Professor Sachs argues that the US recklessly freelances military aid and lacks coherent strategy, while Russia feels increasingly threatened. This lack of diplomacy is a major factor behind the world’s perilous situation.

Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel

Don Siegel Interviewed

This interview with Siegel is in fact fabricated by stitching together extracts from a number of different, already existing interviews.

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