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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...

An Inquiry into the finale season of House of Cards

An Inquiry into the finale season of House of Cards

October 31, 2018

By Emmanuel Berbari Kevin Spacey is out, his beloved yet villainous character Frank Underwood is deceased, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood has stepped into the forefront and the deaths are multi...

Halloween Brings the Franchise Back to its Roots

Halloween Brings the Franchise Back to its Roots

October 31, 2018

By Matt Dillon The newest Halloween is a direct sequel to the genre defining 1978 original film of the same name, taking place in the present day with the surviving characters returning alongside new o...

A “Report on the Experience”: Wiseman Discusses New Documentary

A “Report on the Experience”: Wiseman Discusses New Documentary

October 24, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo "I'm not looking for something, I'm looking for what I find," said Frederick Wiseman in describing his approach to filmmaking. A well-heeled documentarian, Wiseman has made over 40...

First Man Completes Its Mission

First Man Completes Its Mission

October 24, 2018

By Shelby Daniel The story of the moon landing is a story everyone already knows the ending to, but First Man pleasantly surprised me. However, Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Neil Armstrong did not take me throug...

Beautiful Boy Explores Drug Addiction

Beautiful Boy Explores Drug Addiction

October 24, 2018

By Helen Stevenson When Nic Sheff tried methamphetamines for the first time, he said the world went from black and white to Technicolor. It is a world he is desperate to escape to and one his father is desperat...

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