Dune – Are movies better in the theater? Yes. Isn’t it exciting to watch a movie with a bunch of people again? Definitely. But also, if you now prefer your cozy chair at home over a crowded theater, Dune understands you. The sweeping epic arrives on HBO Max a day earlier than planned to coincide with its Thursday evening theatrical release.
In The A.V. Club’s review of Dune, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky writes, “It’s worth noting here that the actual onscreen title of [Denis] Villeneuve’s film is Dune: Part One. The script (by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth) covers only the first half of Frank Herbert’s novel, and the result ultimately feels like half of a movie. Fortunately, it’s an ambitious one, made with the same stylistic intelligence that Villeneuve brought to Arriv
Introducing, Selma Blair This documentary, which premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, follows actor Selma Blair as she adapts to living with multiple sclerosis. Here’s Katie Rife on the film: “It’s serious, life-and-death stuff, and were it a little less intimate, it might feel exploitative. But Blair clearly trusts director Rachel Fleit, and repeatedly articulates her desire to serve as an advocate for people with disabilities while admitting that it took her a long time to even think of herself as ‘disabled.’ There are a few elements that are addressed but not deeply explored—the high cost of the treatment and the controversy surrounding the clinic where it was conducted, for example, as well as Blair’s rocky relationship with her mother. But when it does break the skin, so to speak, Introducing, Selma Blair goes all the way down to the bone.”https://www.avclub.com/embed/inset/iframe?id=youtube-video-pSJey-ieiU0&start=0al and Blade Runner 2049, his earlier forays into smart sci-fi. Having come a long way from his arthouse roots, he has emerged as one of our most reliable and talented directors of suspense and effects.”
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