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THE LOST CITY OF Z

Telling a story about a real life person can have some challenges, especially if the story you want to tell encapsulates almost two decades of the person’s life. The fact of the matter is, films have certain structures that not just offer for engaging narratives, but allows […]

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ALIEN: COVENANT

Alien is one of the greatest horror films of all time. Aliens is one of the greatest action films of all time. Decades ago, Ridley Scott and James Cameron both struck gold with their respective creepy alien features. Gold that 20th Century Fox has been trying to find more […]

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

Hollywood is no stranger to pumping out endless iterations of iconic heroes. Robin Hood (2010), The Lone Ranger (2013), The Legend of Tarzan. All of these films feel like they follow the exact same formula: being a bold and gritty retelling of the classic tale in an […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

I’m gonna admit it. I only think Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty good. It’s a very fun film with a colorful cast of characters, a but a lot of people try to talk about it like it’s something much more. Many like to cite it as the […]

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FREE FIRE

Films that only take place in a single location are instantly intriguing to me, because it’s a way for the filmmakers to show the full extent of their creativity. Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds, is a perfect example of the format. The entire film is Ryan Reynolds trapped in a […]

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HEADSHOT

It somewhat annoys me when people only watch movies because “of the stars that are in it”, because there are loads of movies with “stars” that are terrible. A good screenplay, director, and many other collaborators are what makes, or breaks, a film. That’s not to discredit actors who can elevate […]

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SANDY WEXLER

Whenever I sit down for my nightly meal, I like to throw something on the TV to watch while I stuff my face. On a whim, and only because it was the first thing that popped up on the Netflix, I decided to watch Sandy Wexler. Sandy […]

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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

The Fast and the Furious franchise is a fascinating one. Going strong for sixteen years, through dozens of different locales, and now on its eighth film, it’s amazing the series has lasted as long as it has. What’s even more amazing is how high quality it has […]

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COLOSSAL

We certainly don’t get enough kaiju films. Everybody needs their form of escapism, and those are mine. Enough with the comic book films! Bring on the monsters! I get why they don’t work for everyone, though. They usually lack strong stories, or notable characters; the monsters themselves […]

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THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER

Satanic horror films are certainly never in short supply. There are always going to be folks that don’t care for a masked killer, but bring a demon into the mix? Well, then it’s the most horrifying thing ever. It’s the horror people have been cowering in fear from […]

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