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“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.”

Sylvester Stallone (left) and Michael B. Jordan (right) star in Creed II (Courtesy of Facebook).

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, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, follows the life of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a domestic worker in early 1970s Mexico City. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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 Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald, directed by David Yates, stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law (Courtesy of Facebook).

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 Have U Give, based off the young adult novel by Angie Thomas, is directed by George Tillman, Jr. and stars Amandla Stenberg (Courtesy of Facebook)

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.

Rami Malek has garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of Queen front man Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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.

Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman deliver impressive performances in the gay converson therapy film, Boy Erased. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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 is obviously enamored with ’90s hip-hop and skateboard culture, and Mid90s serves as a eulogy. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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...

American political drama web television series House of Cards will release its final season on November 2, 2018. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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...

James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle perform as The Shape in the lastest productino of Halloween. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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

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 films since 1967. His subjects are varied and unobvious: a hospital for the criminally insane, a Philadelphia public high school, the Idaho state legislature, the Metropolitan Hospital Center, the Crazy Horse cabaret and the ...

Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in the film First Man. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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...

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