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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

I have a bit of a bone to pick with Netflix. I can’t say I like how they release their movies too much, especially when it comes to their festival acquisitions. Take for example the film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a Netflix release which was acquired for distribution at the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

Sofia Coppola has been a filmmaker that’s been all over the place for many people, in both style and quality. While many people lauded her with praise for “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation,” the latter earning her an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but were colder to her tries at “Marie Antoinette” and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

If you think about it, had Edgar Wright stayed on “Ant Man,” this film would cease to exist as we know it today. After Marvel and the English director, known for such films as “Shawn of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” as well as an American departure with “Scott Pilgrim vs. The […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

World War II movies are a dime a dozen these days, with many different studios, producers and filmmakers looking to put their stamp on the ever growing catalog of this über-specific sub-genre of film, it can be easy to tire of the genre quite quickly. Even with major filmmakers like Christopher Nolan soon to have […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ is a comfortably uncomfortable look inside new-age conservatism

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ is a comfortably uncomfortable look inside new-age conservatism

Everything is political now. The way each of us eats, sleeps and breathes has become political in some way, shape or form. Whether you find this to be because of “political correctness” from the left or from the effect that a Trump presidency has brought on our society from the right, there’s no doubt that […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is yet another bombastic slog

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is yet another bombastic slog

The “Transformers” movies were never critical darlings, with only the first film reaching a peak of 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ll be the first to admit that I was never really a fan of these movies. The first one was enjoyable trash, but trash nonetheless. Meanwhile, the forthcoming sequels proved to be less than enjoyable […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Book of Henry’ is a bafflingly ridiculous tearjerker

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Book of Henry’ is a bafflingly ridiculous tearjerker

If New Hollywood is about anything, it’s about indie directors being handed the keys to massive franchises. From Gareth Edwards helming the “Godzilla” reboot (and “Rogue One”) right after his indie “Monsters,” to Jordan Vogt-Roberts helming “Kong: Skull Island” after moderate success with “The Kings of Summer,” or Jon Watts directing the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘All Eyez on Me’ is an admirable, but severely misguided biopic

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘All Eyez on Me’ is an admirable, but severely misguided biopic

Back in 2015, audiences were treated to the biopic that was “Straight Outta Compton,” a film that felt epic in scope and intimate in focus that felt like a cohesive look at both the entirety of N.W.A., as well as its individual members. Surprisingly, it’s taken until now for a film to come along to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rough Night’ is the funniest film of 2017 so far

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rough Night’ is the funniest film of 2017 so far

The concept of legitimate female-driven comedies haven’t really come to full fruition until the last couple of years. Before then, most female “comedies” were cheesy rom-coms that paired women against each other for a man or something even stupider, but the world changed with the release of “Bridesmaids.” While “Bridesmaids” was far from the first […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ’47 Meters Down’ is an unflattering addition to the shark attack sub-genre

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ’47 Meters Down’ is an unflattering addition to the shark attack sub-genre

Last year, audiences were treated to a rarity in Hollywood: a good shark movie with “The Shallows.” While I initially gave the film a 3/5 in my review, subsequent viewings of the film have been very kind to the Blake Lively thriller, which would probably leave the film at a strong 4/5 looking back on […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘My Cousin Rachel’ is a dull family visit

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘My Cousin Rachel’ is a dull family visit

It takes a lot for me to buy a book, not because I don’t read, but because as a college student who has to juggle groceries and furniture payments and gas and general life upkeep, it’s rare that I feel comfortable laying down the money on a book, but I did that with “My Cousin […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘It Comes at Night’ is a dread-filled, slow burn descent into maddening paranoia

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘It Comes at Night’ is a dread-filled, slow burn descent into maddening paranoia

The scariest things in life are the things that are real. Sure, things like vampires and werewolves and zombies are all scary, but it’s nothing compared to the actual things that roam this Earth. I mean, have you seen some of the sea creatures that live near the ocean floor? It’s horrifying. Still, history loves […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mummy’ is the cinematic equivalent of a state fair haunted house ride

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mummy’ is the cinematic equivalent of a state fair haunted house ride

When it comes to reboots, the time between them is becoming smaller and smaller with studios grasping at the idea of a second chance series when one goes south. With the most recent film in the original “Mummy” series hitting theaters nine years ago, it’s far from the most egregious reboot there is (I’m looking […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder Woman’ is an Amazon prime

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder Woman’ is an Amazon prime

There seems to be this myth in the film community that you must choose a definite side in the “Marvel vs. DC” feud that was created from fans. In the past, it was a bit harder to clock who was doing better work, with Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy truly standing head and shoulders above […]

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