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July 31, 2021 5:43 p.m.
Movie review: ‘The Green Knight’ provides a masterful meditation on honor, greatness

(Courtesy of Eric Zachanowich)

King Arthur’s daring nephew is learning that promises are meant to be kept, no matter the cost.
A meditative exploration of oaths and honor, the retelling of the 14th century chivalric romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is fresh and full of beheadings.

By Ashley Kim


July 30, 2021 3:41 p.m.
Album review: ‘Happier Than Ever’ reveals Billie Eilish’s future is far from a lost cause

This post was updated Aug. 1 at 5:54 p.m.
This time around, Billie Eilish is happier than ever.
The long-awaited sophomore record of the young artist comes after her Grammy-award-winning debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” While its predecessor opted for a mostly darker electro-pop sound to complement its thematically heavy nature, “Happier Than Ever” strikes a balance in simultaneously softening and sharpening her edges.

By Alexis Jones


July 19, 2021 1:06 p.m.

Movie review: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ evokes ghosts of basketball stars past in vibrant sequel

LeBron James once said his motivation was a ghost that played in Chicago.
The ghost he was referencing, of course, was Michael Jordan, who was widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time – until James crashed those debates in recent years – and the star of the 1996 blockbuster, “Space Jam.”
After five years and another NBA championship since the interview, the Los Angeles Lakers forward is following in Jordan’s off-the-court footsteps by reprising the feature role in the sequel, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” 25 years after Jordan starred in the original, Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes crew once again take on the basketball court with a generational star to compete for their survival.

By Francis Moon

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