Interstellar – A Story of Sacrifice

By Contributing Writer, Joe Baire Sacrifice. In Interstellar, the theme of sacrifice is layered beautifully into its plot. Throughout the film, Christopher Nolan uses this theme roughly three distinct times at key moments to showcase his thesis point for the film. The first is Joseph Cooper leaving Murph for a chance to save the world.…

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Venom – Review

Sony’s Venom, the hotly anticipated Spider-Man offshoot staring Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed, has finally arrived to terrify theaters everywhere. The film is an extremely uneven, strangely edited romp of a picture, that qualifies more as an experience than an actual film. Directed by Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer, the film follows Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy),…

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First Man – Review

By Contributing Writer, Joe Baire First Man is director Damien Chazelle’s 4th feature length film, joining Guy and Madeline On A Park Bench, Whiplash and La La Land. Coming off being the youngest director in history to win the Best Directing Academy Award, Chazelle takes one giant leap (pun intended) into his filmmaking ability. First Man, staring…

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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

By Contributing Writer, Manh T. 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…

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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

By Contributing Writer- Jeremy Wilkerson. 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…

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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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THE DARK KNIGHT – Ten Years Later

“The night is darkest just before the dawn, and I promise you, the dawn is coming”, proclaims District Attorney Harvey Dent, instilling hope and inspiration into the hearts of the fearful citizens of Gotham City. Both the innocent citizens and the criminal underworld of Gotham City have been living in a crescendo of unequivocal fear,…

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