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The Sun At Night Review: Dog Pile

The Sun at Night asks a lot of you. It asks that you buy into its alternate history plot, one that takes an oddly flavored turn with the apparently pliable truth. It asks that you often fight against systems you can’t possibly fight against. And it asks that you dig through a lot—a lot—of words […]

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review: Flailing Limbs

There’s something strangely poetic about being an immaculately dressed octopus posing as a human, learning to hide his secret for the sake of his family and this love he’s somehow—mysteriously—cultivated. And there’s something oddly graceful about the way he spins and twirls and moves with a reckless abandon throughout the world, balancing on the edge […]

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Broken Age Act 1 Review: For Yourself

Tim Schafer’s games have a tendency to put universal questions through a childlike filter. He poses setups that we’ve wondered and tucked away. What does it look like inside my head? What if Halloween costumes were more than costumes? What would a world inhabited by nothing but matryoshka dolls be like? But they’ve always been […]

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Her Review: That She Did Say

Her is an exceedingly beautiful and real look at relationships and the inherent irrationality within. It picks apart the modern inanities of the courtship process as well as the clichés that tend to stick around because they’re so god damn true. Everything in the movie is geared towards making a point—from its cinematography to its […]

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Saving Mr. Banks Review: In The Bank

Saving Mr. Banks is a movie-watching experience that parallels its own story. It goes from cold to foreign to awkward to an amenable turn to resolution. The actual content of the film is fine—hell, it is even exemplary—but it struggles precisely because its genesis: Mary Poppins (and her creator P. L. Travers) exists. If you […]

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