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A Cinema of Limitations: László Nemes Discusses His Latest Film

A Cinema of Limitations: László Nemes Discusses His Latest Film

March 18, 2019

“I didn’t do this film for Hungary. I didn’t do ‘Son of Saul’ for Hungary. I really did this film for human beings.”

Why Television and Movie Reboots are Windows for Improvement

Why Television and Movie Reboots are Windows for Improvement

February 20, 2019

One of the greatest things about reboots is that, we are not restricted to the same vanilla ideas as before, and we have something new to compare it to, bad or good.

Alita: Battle Angel Pushes The Envelope Too Far

Alita: Battle Angel Pushes The Envelope Too Far

February 20, 2019

Alita” is reminiscent of a high-speed, single-minded sci-fi action flick that went out of fashion in 2005, thankfully, though, with better production value.

“Cold Pursuit” Cannot  Escape Itself

“Cold Pursuit” Cannot Escape Itself

February 13, 2019

In its attempts to show the complexity and human cost of revenge, “Cold Pursuit’s” plot ends up in disarray.

“Happy Death Day 2 U” Refreshes Formula

“Happy Death Day 2 U” Refreshes Formula

February 13, 2019

This Wednesday Jessica Rothe, playing Tree Gelbman, and Israel Brossard, playing Carter Davis, will grace the big screen again in “Happy Death Day 2 U” the thrilling sequel to “Happy Death Day.”

A Soulful Depiction: Creed II

A Soulful Depiction: Creed II

December 5, 2018

Creed II is a very compelling sequel that manages to overcome its predictability due to the strength of its cast, themes and spectacle.

Roma Is a Passionate, Personal Letter From Cuarón

Roma Is a Passionate, Personal Letter From Cuarón

December 5, 2018

Roma is thrilling not only for its compelling portrait of Mexico City teetering on the brink of political violence, but for its introduction of first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Lacks Magic

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Lacks Magic

November 28, 2018

What you are left with is a film that only feels like a Harry Potter property because it constantly reminds you that it is one.

The Hate U Give Confronts Systemic Racism

The Hate U Give Confronts Systemic Racism

November 14, 2018

The Hate U Give fiercely challenges today’s political climate and is a must-see film for all ages.

No Justice for Mercury or Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody

No Justice for Mercury or Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody

November 7, 2018

The film more or less presents the band’s entire history, though the film feels too much like a highlight reel to be comprehensive or believable.

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

November 7, 2018

Based on the 2016 memoir of the same name, Boy Erased recounts the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the gay, college-age son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to undergo “conversion therapy” at the behest of his parents and church leaders.

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

October 31, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds This isn’t Jonah Hill’s first rodeo. Most people would not know, but in 2017, he directed the excellent, three minute music video for rapper Danny Brown’s “Ain’t It Fu...

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