Tyler Trudeau

Tyler Trudeau is a sophomore Architecture major from Raleigh, NC, who spends most of his time writing about movies, running in 90 degree heat, and bingeing Netflix shows. You can find more of his film criticism and editorials at his personal website below.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

  “This is a land of wolves now.” The words of Benicio Del Toro’s shadowy operative Alejandro Gillick echoed along the deadly new battleground on which this summer’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” has found itself. The sequel to 2015’s visceral, slow-burning thriller “Sicario,” the violent ambitions of the mysterious contact that once crossed paths […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

| July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 9 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. In the penultimate episode of Season 2 of “Westworld,” the central stories of the season finally teased at their mysterious endgames, as the four leading characters sought to uncover their true places outside the fiction they’ve been […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

| June 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

If anything can be said about Hollywood filmmaking today, it would have to be the fact that almost anything can be made into a movie these days. From spur-of-the-moment ideas to stories that have been boiling for decades, with the proper backing, almost anything can make its way to the big screen if it’s sold […]

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EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Kiksuya’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Kiksuya’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 8 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Perhaps even more compelling and mysterious a group than the inhabitants of Shogun World, the Ghost Nation of Westworld were finally introduced to us this week, as the eighth episode of the season aimed to peek behind […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Succession’ – ‘Celebration’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Succession’ – ‘Celebration’

Spoilers for Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘Succession’ will be discussed.  As far as cut-throat political television dramas go, my reach is somewhat limited to the likes of Netflix’s renowned “House of Cards.” While the former might now be facing a shaky reception as it gears up to enter its final season without the once-profound […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Les Écorchés’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Les Écorchés’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 7 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Startling revelations came at full force in the latest episode of HBO’s “Westworld,” as the loose ends of Season 1 began to string together. As the unexpected return of Westworld co-founder Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) pitched the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ – ‘First Light’ and ‘Suicide Sprints’

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ – ‘First Light’ and ‘Suicide Sprints’

Spoilers for the first two episodes of Season 1 of ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ will be discussed.  Much like their growing empire across the big screen, with the acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe spawning nearly twenty feature films now, the realm of Marvel Television has steadily come into its own as an ever-expanding collection of bold […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Phase Space’

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Phase Space’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 6 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. The questions continued this week, as the sixth episode of HBO’s acclaimed drama escalated its handful of storylines to intriguing new heights. As Maeve and her company embarked out of Shogun World and into the depths of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool 2’ lampoons itself further to deliver a satisfyingly familiar, raunchier sequel

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool 2’ lampoons itself further to deliver a satisfyingly familiar, raunchier sequel

  Mild spoilers from ‘Deadpool 2’ will be discussed. From director David Leitch, one of the two guys who put Keanu Reeves back on the action-star map with the 2014 knockout “John Wick,” comes the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s “Deadpool” in the aptly-titled “Deadpool 2.” Reeling fans of the anti-hero’s first outing back for more […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Akane No Mai’

| May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Akane No Mai’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 5 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. In one of the most anticipated episodes of its second season, Shogun World arrived in full force as the fifth episode of “Westworld” introduced us to yet another dazzling, deadly and highly mysterious new park. As the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’

| May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 4 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. Before the show takes a bold turn in both genre and setting in next week’s episode, venturing deep into Shogun World in a Japanese-dubbed mystery, “Westworld” continued its central plotlines further towards startling revelation in this week’s […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

In a world where memorable book adaptations have become somewhat of a rarity in many major films today, limited mostly to the occasional teen romance or dystopian escapade, there emerged “Fahrenheit 451.” A modern take on the 1953 classic by author Ray Bradbury, the latest project from indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani found its spark by […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Virtù e Fortuna’

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Virtù e Fortuna’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 3 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. The door has been creaking open ever-so-slowly as the second season of HBO’s acclaimed drama continues to delve further into past, present and future of the expansive world it offers. With this week’s episode teasing the other […]

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