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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ indeed

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ indeed

| Thursday, December 5, 2019

Despite having aired its final episode nearly 20 years ago, there’s something about “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and its titular, real-life protagonist that seems particularly relevant today. Just last year, Oscar-winning documentarian Morgan Neville explored Fred Rogers’ life and legacy in “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” a poignant film that read more

‘The Irishman’ is an elegy for a genre

‘The Irishman’ is an elegy for a genre

| Thursday, December 5, 2019

“I heard you paint houses.” As far as introductions go, the way audiences meet Frank Sheeran in “The Irishman” doesn’t have the same ring as the opening line of “Goodfellas”: “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Martin Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece stands read more

In the age of streaming

In the age of streaming

| Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A lot — and I mean a lot — of good music was released in the 2010s. Genres were blended, stars were born and social media gave us all an up-close view of the action. But the decade also saw a massive shift in the way we consume music. read more

‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins and loses

‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins and loses

| Monday, November 25, 2019

When I was 10 years old, I was obsessed with Star Wars. I’d seen all the movies, religiously watched the animated series and even read a couple of spin-off books. I had all the merch, more than one toy lightsaber and for Halloween I went as a stormtrooper. I read more