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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ Is a Fellini-Esque Love Letter to 1970s SoCal

A love letter to the San Fernando Valley of the 1970s, shaggy hair, waterbeds and the entrepreneurial spirit of its two protagonists, Licorice Pizza is Paul Thomas Anderson’s most accessible film since Boogie Nights, another Valley-set roundelay. Instead of porn and cocaine in the neon-bright ’80s, its attendant paranoia and[…]

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‘House of Gucci’ Is a High-Class Soap Opera Masquerading as a Prestige Film

For its first 40 minutes (of a 2:38 running time), Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci is full of promise. Between the working-class transportation office manager Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and the awkward Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), son of Rodolfo Gucci (Jeremy Irons), the co-owner of the famous fashion brand; between the[…]

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HIV
Rock Hudson, Decades Later: Has Hollywood Made Any Progress Dealing With HIV?

In 1985, Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson appeared on national television, visibly ill, but does Hollywood care about HIV anymore?

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Culture
We Asked These 4 Queer Native Americans How They’ll Be Spending Thanksgiving

For queer Native Americans, Thanksgiving can represent a whitewashed holiday of violent history, so we asked some queer Native Americans how they spend it

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