Retrospective: Maze Runner Trilogy

I remember watching the first Maze Runner on Star Movies 2 years ago. I never heard about this movie or the books before. I’m someone who loves and is obsessed with mazes since my childhood and when I saw the ad on TV, I watched the film and I absolutely loved it. The whole concept,…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, directed by David Yates, is the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, and tenth overall of the Wizarding World franchise. The film brought a new and exciting experience for Potter fans, both in terms of story and cinematography, while still staying true to its core. The Crimes of…

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Outlaw King – Review

(This review contains mild spoilers.) OUTLAW KING challenges the definition of what it is means to be “based on historical events.” The film, which stars Chris Pine and is directed by David Mackenzie, begins in medias res. Robert the Bruce, one of Scotland remaining lords after William Wallace’s failed rebellion, has sworn fealty to the…

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A Love Letter To Suspiria

On Halloween night, I had the pleasure of seeing Suspiria. Being one of the most anticipated films of the year, I was left in an overwhelming pool of joy. It’s a slow burn mystery with disturbing imagery and noir-esque paced filmmaking. While this film is definitely not for everyone, I personally felt the female empowerment…

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Columbus: Modern Love for Modern Art

The small Indiana city may look like any other small town, but the crux that sets it apart from other small towns, is its impeccable modern architecture. In a film where the structural background is every much a character as the actors playing their own, Kogonada’s debut film, Columbus (2017) is every modernist’s dream of a film.  Columbus is a well-paced, hypnotic feel of a film. Pulling in…

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The Nun – Review

THE NUN is directed by Corin Hardy (THE HALLOW), and stars Taissa Farmiga (sister to Vera Farmiga, AKA Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring films), Demián Bichir and Jonas Bloquet. Set in 1952, THE NUN follows Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as they’re sent by the Vatican to investigate the mysterious suicide…

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The Dark Knight’s Legacy & The Brilliance of Ledger’s Joker

The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s superhero magnum opus. Critically acclaimed and widely renowned as one of the greatest films of this generation; the legacy of this film is everlasting. July 18th marked the 10-year anniversary since its premiere and so for the first time ever, this film was rereleased in a 70mm IMAX format for a…

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Safe vs Original Storytelling – Star Wars: The Sequel Trilogy

Star Wars is one of the greatest film franchises in cinema. The iconography of Star Wars speaks for itself, everyone knows it and most feel strongly connected to the characters and story. Between passionate fans who are first in line to every premiere, and entitled fans who need to see things play out in their…

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Unbreakable – The Launch of Shyamalan’s Superhuman Trilogy

In the year 2000, years before the comic book movie renaissance of connected universes and billion dollar franchises, M. Night Shyamalan created an incredible take on the superhero origin with Unbreakable. Unbreakable, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, follows the sole survivor from a recent train wreck, David…

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BlacKkKlansman – Review

BlacKkKlansman is the latest film from Director Spike Lee who brings forward one of the best films of the year. With a great narrative, stunning visuals, compelling leads and sobering themes, BlacKkKlansman is a uniquely powerful experience, perfect for today’s socio-political climate. BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington as undercover cop, Ron Stallworth, Adam Driver as Flip…

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