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BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

Suicide Squad is easily one of the worst recent comic book films, but as terrible films often do, it raked in the dough at the box office. Despite many hating it, Warner Bros. doesn’t hate money, so they of course greenlit a sequel. However, when you’re making a […]

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PARASITE

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Parasite, as it’s one of those films that’s difficult to really talk about without spoiling. Read at your own risk!      Ever since the start of last decade, films that have satirized and commented on the current state of wealth inequality and classism have been […]

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MARRIAGE STORY

While I do love films that are just about “real life”, there are times where the reality of it can be overbearing, especially depending on the subject matter. The prime example for me is Judd Apatow’s This is 40. Well-acted and with developed characters, sure, but I felt […]

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GRETEL & HANSEL

  While adaptations of classic fairy tales have been done thousands of times before and mostly instill cynicism, I actually welcome new adaptations. The reason why is that they’ve mostly been sanitized for children and these stories were made as cautionary tales with the intent of terrifying […]

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2019 – YEAR IN REVIEW

Another year down means another annual retrospective of the best and worst films of 2019. I’ve seen a lot of people online complain that 2019 was “a terrible year for film” and I could not possibly disagree more. 2019 just may be the best year for movies […]

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APOLLO 11

History is fascinating, but one of the more disappointing parts is that it’s just that: history. Billions of people aren’t able to live and experience monumental events and achievements that billions of people before them were able to. While we get plenty of books, films, and lectures, […]

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1917

With filmmaking being around for over a century, it’s difficult to find new ways to innovate. There’s not really much else that can be done. We have audio, color, computer generated effects, and digitally recreated humans to show the progress since the 1880’s. As time goes on and technology […]

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THE GENTLEMEN

I’m not all that familiar with Guy Ritchie’s work. I’ve seen his Sherlock Holmes films, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Aladdin (2019), but I don’t really count those as “Guy Ritchie films”. His signature style is one you see in his films like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla, […]

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DOLITTLE

It’s not news that remakes and reboots are all the rage in Hollywood. Did you know that the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle is a actually a reboot of a 60’s film based off the original books? Probably not. Even if you enjoyed Murphy’s version, were you clamoring for a new […]

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HONEY BOY

One of the earliest things an aspiring writer learns is “write what you know”. If you have a firm grasp on a subject, it’s a lot easier to create a story out of it. It’s not so easy when you’re coming in blind and needing to do […]

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