Parasite – A Game-Changer for International Films

On Sunday, Parasite made history at the Academy Awards. Bong Joon-Ho’s mystery drama would go up to the Oscars stage four times and changing the rhetoric around international films. Parasite’s win for Best Picture made it the first international film to win the Academy’s top award in its 92-year history. Parasite won its first Oscar for Best…

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Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey is a thrill ride with non-stop action, strong cinematography, bombastic score, and the ever charismatic Margot Robbie leading the way as Harley Quinn. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is directed by Cathy Yan and stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Ewan…

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Bad Boys For Life – Review

Bad Boys For Life is an incredibly enjoyable return to the Bad Boys franchise, with strong performances by Smith and Lawrence leading the way. Bad Boys For Life is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. The film also stars Vanessa…

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1917 – Review

1917 quickly establishes itself as one of the cinema’s best war films with groundbreaking cinematography and a bombastic score. Directed by Sam Mendes, 1917 stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. Loosely based on stories told to the director by his grandfather, 1917 is…

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Uncut Gems – Review

This review will contain plot details and some spoilers. Uncut Gems is one of the best films of the year with incredible acting and a non-stop, anxiety-filled story.  Uncut Gems is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, and Julia Fox. The story revolves around jeweler and perpetual gambler, Howard Ratner as he…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – REVIEW

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker provides a beautiful ending to the story that began a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Action-packed, emotional, thrilling, humorous and full of heart, the film is a love letter to Star Wars.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Review

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood plays like a wonderfully trippy return to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, with powerful messages of hope embedded beneath Tom Hanks’ seamless performance of the legend, Fred Rogers. Directed By, Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the real-life story of Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Inspired by the Esquire article, Can You Say…Hero?, A Beautiful…

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The Irishman – Review

The Irishman continues Martin Scorsese’s streak of cinematic masterpieces with brilliant directing, inspired performances by legendary actors Robert De Niro, and Al Pachino, and tragic themes that profoundly resonate.  The Irishman brings an all-star group of talent together in a love letter to crime and gangster film genre of old. Directed by one of the best minds…

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Knives Out – Review

Knives Out is an engaging and fun whodunit story, complete with excellent writing and a stellar ensemble cast. Director Rian Johnson puts his director and writer hats on for murder mystery that pays homage to the Agatha Christie while carving new ground and twists. The film stars an ensemble cast of Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig Chris Evans, Ana de Armas,…

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The Rebirth of Superman: Why The Snyder Cut Will Redeem The Man of Steel

The Snyder Cut of Justice League has been one of the most talked-about phenomenons on social media. From the moment that Justice League released to the public in November of 2017, fans have been asking for the original version of the film. Zack Snyder, the director of the film and the architect of the DC Extended Universe was in…

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Doctor Sleep – Review

Doctor Sleep is the perfect combination of Kubrick and King as it honors the source material while pushing the legacy forward. Based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining, arguably the greatest horror film ever made. The film follows Danny Torrance, played by Ewan McGregor several decades after the events…

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Terminator: Dark Fate – Review

Terminator: Dark Fate is the Terminator 2: Judgment Day sequel audiences have been waiting for.‪ Cameron’s pulse is finally felt in the franchise again with strong action, good pacing and interesting characters. Terminator: Dark Fate is directed by Tim Miller and stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Sarah Connor and the T-800. The film is written by David…

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Gemini Man – Review

Gemini Man stumbles as its half-baked story and poor dialogue hinders solid performances and strong visuals. Directed by Ang Lee and written by David Benioff, Billy Ray, and Darren Lemke, Gemini Man is a film that has been in development purgatory for decades. Multiple actors and directors were tapped for the project as the film bounced around different…

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A Haunting Masterpiece – Joker Elevates Comic Book Films To New Heights

Headlined by Joaquin Phoenix’s spellbinding performance, Joker is uncomfortable, visceral and raw; setting a new standard of quality for all comic book-based films Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker is a hauntingly chilling tale grounded in the type of reality that makes your skin crawl. The film presents itself as…

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