Patrik Sandberg

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Pixar’s Soul Isn’t as Deep as It Wants to Be

December 17, 2020

The animation studio’s latest raises the question of what constitutes a human soul, only to never land at a satisfactory answer.

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Grant Singer and Sky Ferreira on the Gift and the Curse of Seeking Perfection

December 7, 2020

To mark the release of his Netflix documentary “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” the filmmaker sits down with his frequent collaborator to discuss how music and cinema intertwine, and the highs and lows of making stuff.

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Call Him Deacon: The Rising Producer Makes a Bid for Music Stardom

December 4, 2020

17-year-old Deacon Phillippe already knows Hollywood like the back of his hand. That’s why he’s getting into music.

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Hillbilly Elegy Is an Accidental Camp Masterpiece

November 25, 2020

Ron Howard’s latest arrives on Netflix with unwanted baggage, but even still, the movie has its saving graces.

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Mank Is a Salvo to Righteous Dissent

November 11, 2020

David Fincher’s astonishing paean to Old Hollywood is surprisingly political, and should set bitter hearts everywhere ablaze.

Three Movies That Prove the Year in Cinema Still Has Something to Offer

October 20, 2020

“Lovers Rock,” “Notturno,” and “American Utopia,” which recently screened at the NYFF, offer a measure of hope.

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Another Dispatch from TIFF: Nomadland Has Big Oscar Energy

September 17, 2020

Chloé Zhao’s latest arrives with a prewritten destiny attached, while Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, and Ellen Burstyn deliver a trio of astonishing performances.

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Dispatch from TIFF: Bruce LaBruce, Errol Morris, and a Wallop of Star Power

September 14, 2020

As the Toronto International Film Festival goes mostly virtual this year, three films still pack a punch.