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Bombshell shows how filmmakers are changing their approach to history

Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle SMPSP The Big Short has become a model for playful, short-attention-span-baiting films Early in Bombshell, a new docudrama about sexual harassment at the Fox News cable channel, anchor Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) breaks the fourth wall. With impeccable, appropriate TV-presenter style, she gives the audience a tour of Fox News headquarters.…

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an emotional sucker punch

Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. | Photo: Neon Céline Sciamma’s latest film centers on two women falling in love in the 18th century The final shot of Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire is overwhelming. It’s a culmination of the two hours that have preceded it,…