Malignant – Fun, Original, Ridiculous

From the days of the Universal Classic Monsters inspired by Gothic literature (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, etc.) to 80s slashers (Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street) and other supernatural oriented films such as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, horror has long been a popular genre amongst audiences. Joining superhero blockbusters and…

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The Suicide Squad – Review : Action-Packed. Distinctly Gunn.

The Suicide Squad boasts strong character beats and crisp writing. While there is an overindulgence in gore and violence, the film is engaging enough to keep fans happy. 2016’s Suicide Squad film was divisive and seemingly disavowed by most who’ve worked on it, including director David Ayer himself. Still, there is no denying the commercial…

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The Green Knight – Review

The Green Knight is written for the screen and directed by David Lowery. Adapted from the late 14th-century poem titled, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, the story follows the nephew of the legendary King Arthur. King Arthur’s headstrong nephew embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant who appears…

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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – Review

Quentin Tarantino delivered a nostalgic and honest love letter to the film industry in his ninth film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Set in the late 60s and early 70s the story follows actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, as they come…

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Men in Black: International Review

Unable to capture the magic of the original, Men in Black: International finds itself paper thin, with solid acting by the leads keeping it alive. Men in Black, the 1990s sci-fi franchise, carried by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, was beloved by critics and audiences alike. Unfortunately, every sequel that followed it had a…

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – The Crown Jewel of Action

Keanu Reeves shines as John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum adds stunning martial arts choreography to its patented Gun-Fu combat, bringing a worthy new chapter to a near flawless franchise. The John Wick series has been one of the most impressive Hollywood film franchises we’ve seen in the last decade. Ever since 2014’s John Wick…

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Perfect Blue: The Power of Perception

Film theorist Vivian Sobchack hypothesized the idea of cinema being a “sensuous object” that is dependent on the relationship between the viewer and the film. Film is an artistic, visual medium that often challenges the viewer’s attention, memory, emotions, and perception. How we view films is filtered by our own perceptions and the intended perceptions of the…

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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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