Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'

Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'

By Chris Barsanti

Critic Ann Hornaday’s clear-eyed, unpretentious guide to watching cinema is a long overdue call for thoughtful appreciation in our time of media overload. 23 Jun 2017 // 8:30 AM

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The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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