Christina Smith

Film student stepping into the real world, whatever that means.
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We’ll Always Deserve ‘The Good Place’

By Christina Smith 

Michael Schur’s well of high-concept soulfood is the perfect binge watch for the bad, medium, and best of times.

Singin In The Rain Gotta Dance

The Glorious Dreamworld of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

By Christina Smith 

The classic musical has a way of sparking joy, especially with its dizzying 13-minute dream ballet.

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The Perfect Timing of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

By Christina Smith 

One of this year’s most satisfying finales spotlights a theme that lasts long beyond 11 o’clock.


Discovering the Self Through Song in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

By Christina Smith 

John Cameron Mitchell’s pop-punk masterpiece uses conventions of the movie musical to deliver something beyond words.

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‘When Harry Met Sally’ Finds Humor in Partnership

By Christina Smith 

After 30 years, Harry and Sally are the gold standard as far as rom-com duos are concerned. Their chemistry is a feat of collaboration, both onscreen and off.

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All the World’s a Stage in ‘The Muppet Movie’

By Christina Smith 

Jim Henson’s approach to framing his characters makes their first feature-length outing all the more expansive.

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‘Agent Carter’ and the Value of Vulnerability

By Christina Smith 

Peggy Carter is the emotional core of the MCU. Her TV spinoff had just as much heart.

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The Terrors of Family Ties in ‘Coraline’

By Christina Smith 

A look back at Laika’s dark and captivating first feature.

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The Iron Giant: Heroism Through a Child’s Eyes

By Christina Smith 

After 20 years, the childlike innocence of this animated masterpiece still resonates.