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Jeffrey Liu

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Bold, Breathtaking, and Beautiful

“2049” does exactly what a sequel should do. While it is very clear that director Denis Villeneuve is a massive fan of the original, “2049” tells a very different type of story while still keeping the DNA of the first film.

Film

Summer Movies Revisited

There are some films that just cannot be seen on the small screen, and there is no better example of this than “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s boldly experimental blockbuster war epic released earlier this summer. “Hampstead” is the most amiable summer romance that you probably have never heard of.

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Arts

Pilot of ‘Shots Fired’ an Ambitious Mess

An unarmed white man is shot and killed by a black police officer, prompting an intense investigation by the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, a black teenager was killed by a police officer months ago, and police have swept this under the rug.

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Arts

‘Hour Two’ of ‘Shots Fired’ Unfocused and Uninteresting

While the first episode showed signs of a season that would dive deep into socially and politically relevant topics, this episode instead has more of the bad elements from “Hour One” and less of the good.

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Books

Michael DeForge Brings New Project 'Sticks Angelica' to Cambridge

​On Tuesday, March 27, dozens of fans packed into the Harvard Book Store to see writer and illustrator Michael DeForge give a presentation on his newly released graphic novel, “Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero.” The event consisted of a comic book reading, a musical performance from guest Sadie Dupuis, and a question-and-answer session.

Film

‘The Boss Baby’ Annoyingly Weak

Although the film starts on a relatively promising note, it never becomes as smart as it wishes to be, and dumbs down into an unintentionally silly ride with a ridiculous plot and feeble attempts at humor that will only appeal to the most immature of kids.

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Film

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ a Blockbuster for All Ages

With a sharp script, wickedly fast pacing, and a surprisingly deep and personal story, this spinoff to 2014’s “The Lego Movie” is a universally fun ride.