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Drugs, Sex and Murder: ‘Dark Side of the Ring’ Exposes Pro Wrestling’s Ugly Past

VicelandWrestling is fake, insofar as its soap-opera narratives are scripted and its outcomes are predetermined. Yet as Viceland’s Dark Side of the Ring elucidates, reality and fantasy often collide in and out of the squared circle—with disastrous cons…

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‘The Best of Enemies,’ a KKK-Rehab Drama, Is This Year’s ‘Green Book’—Minus the Oscars

STX FilmsLess than two months after Green Book won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Hollywood delivers yet another period piece of heartwarming racial reconciliation with The Best of Enemies. Moreover, this tale about an unlikely friendship is anoth…

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‘Pet Sematary’ Is an Insult to Stephen King

Kerry Hayes/Paramount PicturesStephen King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary is a story about grief, which is its true monster. Recounting the ordeal that befalls the Creed family after they relocate to Maine, befriend their elderly neighbors, suffer loss, and…

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‘Unplanned’: Inside the Controversial (and Completely Bonkers) Anti-Abortion Movie

Pure FlixPropaganda doesn’t come more putrid than Unplanned, which is the perfect way to spend a Friday or Saturday night if you’re a die-hard right-to-lifer who views Planned Parenthood as a scourge upon the face of the Earth. Smacking you upside the …

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‘The Brink’ Exposes Steve Bannon as a Fascist Fraud

Magnolia PicturesMidway through The Brink, a Republican woman recounts how she showed her friend “Trump @ War”—an hour-long pro-Trump film produced by Steve Bannon—and that the viewer found it to be not only enlightening, but also fair, balanced, and f…