Review: The Public (2019)

Inspiration struck when actor and director Emilio Estevez opened the L.A. Times in 2007 to an essay by a former Salt Lake City librarian about how public libraries have become de facto shelters for the homeless. Over the next 11 years, this profound slice of reality eventually materialised into the…

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Review: Beetlejuice (1988)

Tim Burton was sent several scripts following the success of his directorial debut feature Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, but quickly became disheartened by their lack of imagination and originality; then came a script from novelist and screenwriter Michal McDowell, whom Stephen King had once called “the finest writer of paperback originals in America…

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