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ACCIDENTAL COURTESY: DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s […]

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RAW

Blood and guts are disgusting, not scary. Jump scares are startling, not scary. I’m very particular when it comes to horror films. Great gore effects and a well executed jump scare can be effective, but they’ve been so poorly overdone to the point where the effect has […]

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

There’s something about watching people and cities getting decimated by giant monsters that strikes a primal chord with me. King Kong, Godzilla, and all of his wonderful friends. I love ’em all. While the performances, filmmaking techniques, and especially the effects haven’t aged well over time, there’s a […]

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LOGAN

Comic book films are just fine. I’m not a huge fan of them, but I don’t have a problem with them, either. There’s a lot of really good ones, as well as plenty of terrible ones. My main issue is that they’re mostly all the same. They often […]

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GET OUT

It’s not uncommon for actors to foray into the world of directing. Some actors, such as Clint Eastwood and Ron Howard, became even more prolific when they were behind the camera. However, it’s a bit different when the director primarily comes from a sketch comedy background, like […]

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LION

Another Oscar season, another film based on yet another one of those “incredible true stories”. A lot of people enjoy films based off real events, claiming that since the story actually happened, it’s more amazing to behold. While the logic is sound, most filmmakers and producers aren’t […]

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Why do you we enjoy going to the movies? Why do you we even like entertaining ourselves in the first place? Well, that’s because real life, for the most part, is boring. Sure, there are moments of excitement, but those times in between usually end up being […]

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HIDDEN FIGURES

Handling heavy subjects, such as racial inequality, requires a certain amount of tact. You need to make your point, but you don’t want to get too overt to where you lose focus on your characters and the story at hand. Many films strive to make a great […]

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

It’s not a little known fact that sequels are rarely better, or even nearly as good, as the original. Original films are so fresh, exciting, and take you to new worlds you’ve never seen before. Sequels usually just tread old ground, sometimes even shamelessly remaking the first […]

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JOHN WICK

John Wick was the sleeper hit nobody saw coming. Some random, no-name action movie headlined by Keanu Reeves? Isn’t he washed up, or something? Oh, how foolish we were. Who knew this would end being one of the best action films of the 21st century? With John […]

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