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Jason Bailey

Film Editor

Jason Bailey is a graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. His first book, Pulp Fiction:The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, was published last fall by Voyageur Press. His writing has also appeared at The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and The Village Voice, among others. He lives in New York with his wife Rebekah, his daughter Lucy, and their two cats.

Features

51 Unforgettable Chris Rock Quotes for His 51st Birthday

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The great Chris Rock turns 51 years old on Sunday, and sure, we should’ve made a bigger deal of it last year – but better late than never, especially if it gives us an excuse to share some of our favorite nuggets from the ever-quote-worthy comic, social commentator, and filmmaker. So here are some of his most memorable bits of wisdom from his stand-up act, his book, and his interviews through the years.
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The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Man Up’

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After a brief, Sundance-induced hiatus last week, our home media column is back and our cup runneth over – seven movies this week instead of the customary five. (But if it evens it out for you, at least three are movies most other critics don’t recommend.) The spectrum this week runs from a Best Picture nominee to a first-person dating documentary to a charmingly goofy rom-com; a little something for everyone, in other words, even you fans of mediocre Bill Murray movies.
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Naomi Watts to Reunite With David Lynch for ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival

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David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival (don’t you call it a reboot, don’t you dare) is quickly becoming the must-get booking for the cool kids in Hollywood; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, and Laura Dern have already signed on to join Kyle MacLachlan and (presumably) fellow previous castmates Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer and Sheryl Lee. Dern’s attachment was particularly exciting, considering the haunting work she did with Lynch on the director’s last feature Inland Empire; now, one of his earlier leading ladies has also jumped into the fray.
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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in February

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February is a strange month for moviegoing, with studios tiptoeing past the January dumping ground to give us slightly offbeat comic-book movies (Deadpool), sequels (Zoolander 2), and a Coen Brothers flick (Hail, Caesar!). Meanwhile, at the art house, we’ve got new documentaries, foreign films (including an Oscar nominee), horror and thrillers, and – this being February and all – even a couple of romances.
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The Best and Worst of Sundance 2016, Narrative Edition

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This year’s Sundance Film Festival seemed to get off to a rocky start; maybe it was programming and maybe it was poor choices, but I came out of the first couple of days wondering if it was just going to be a weird, off year, and nothing I was hearing from my colleagues seemed to indicate otherwise. But then a series of great movies unspooled, and we ended up with an embarrassment of riches. Yesterday, we took a look at this year’s crop of documentaries; here’s the best and worst of the rest (what I saw of them, anyway).
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