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Jacob Oller

Two Drink Minimum: Jake Szymanski’s ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

“It’s not a dumb movie pretending to be smart, it’s a dumb movie worried about (yet still embracing) its own base stupidity.”

Ryan Coogler and Black Intimacy

“Breaking the mold and raising his cinematic voice by embedding black intimacy in his movies, Coogler, in Creed and Fruitvale Station, uses mothers, girlfriends, children, squads of friends and Michael B. Jordan to create community.”