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2019 Year in Review: Top 10 Articles from The Big Smoke America

Another year in the books. The Big Smoke America is now four years old and has published over 1,700 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 from 2019.

Film Review: Motherless Brooklyn

Jason Arment reviews the film Motherless Brooklyn, written (screenplay adaptation), produced, directed by and starring Edward Norton. (Warner Bros. Pictures) 

Joker: What Mainstream Critics Miss & Why They Miss It

Jason Arment examines the movie Joker and illustrates what mainstream critics failed to see, or at least what they failed to connect as current, real-world events.

Film Reviews: Knife+Heart versus Equation to An Unknown

Jason Arment reviews Knife+Heart (2018), seen in tandem with Equation to An Unknown (1980), both French films involving gay pornography. (Altered Innocence)

Tigers Are Not Afraid Brings Magical Realism to Tragedy

Jason Arment reviews Tigers Are Not Afraid, a Spanish-language horror mystery film directed by Issa López. (Filmadora Nacional Peligrosa)

A Stalking Horse Vehicle for John Travolta and Fred Durst

Jason Arment reviews The Fanatic, a psychological thriller directed by Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst and starring John Travolta. (Quiver Distribution)

Ready or Not for a Fun Horror Film

Jason Arment reviews Ready or Not, a black comedy horror film about a newlywed swept up in her new family’s wedding ritual. (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Echoes of a Depraved Mental Health System Haunt The Mountain

Jason Arment reviews The Mountain, a film loosely based on the lobotomist Walter Freeman about a tour to promote his recently-debunked procedure. (Kino Lorber)

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