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Noel Murray

Noel Murray is a freelance critic based in Arkansas, who’s been writing about movies, TV, music, comics and more for over 30 years, for the likes of The A.V. Club, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone.

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How the 1990s Wave of Neo-Nazi Movies Predicted Life in 2019

Have you ever heard of a movie called Neo Ned? It stars a young Jeremy Renner as a dimwitted skinhead, committed to a mental institution…

The Long History of Failed Action Movies Based on Macho Toys

The Lego Movie was such a pleasant surprise when it hit theaters in 2014. Who would’ve expected that a movie based on building blocks —…

The (Mostly) Unseen Onscreen History of John C. Reilly

Before most actors and actresses become stars, they spend years or even decades hustling for gigs, appearing in local commercials, indie movies, soaps or any…