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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Film Review: Melissa McCarthy’s Art Of The Steal

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By Evan Lambert Far before Lee Israel, the real-life figure at the heart of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, ever commits forgery, the movie itself has already lied to us. In the first twenty minutes, Israel, a profile writer for celebrities, makes drunk plans to meet up with a new friend whom she barely knows…

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Exclusive: ‘Don’t Worry’ Director Gus Van Sant Remembers Much Different Roseanne

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By Evan Lambert Imagine Jonah Hill’s Superbad character, but wise and gay. Now imagine Joaquin Phoenix’s rapper from I’m Still Here, but sad and wheelchair-bound. Now just imagine Jack Black but drunk, Rooney Mara but more backlit, a bunch of artful zooms, and that’s Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Based on the…

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Film Review: ‘Blockers’ Is A Queer, Female ‘Superbad’

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By Evan Lambert At first glance, Blockers seems like just another gross-out sex comedy. It has a gross title (Blockers is short for Cockblockers), a gross teaser poster (literally just a picture of a cock), and John Cena “butt-chugging.” However, if you look again, you’ll also notice that it has an obvious female sensibility, a…

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If I’d Seen ‘Love Simon’ in High School, It Would’ve Saved My Life

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By Evan Lambert When I came out in middle school, my classmates called me a pervert and avoided me in the hallway. In high school, my peers oscillated between openly mocking me and gossiping about me behind my back. I was told I belonged in a zoo; I was told I couldn’t give blood; I…

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