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“Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy” adapts the popular Japanese television show into films. (Courtesy of Facebook)

“Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy” Remains the Peak of Animated Sci-fi

April 1, 2020

While some important moments are lost in the transition, the movies are much more watchable than the show. Goofier elements and more blatant animation mistakes are absent.

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“Ad Astra” Dives Into a Black Hole of Daddy Issues

September 25, 2019

But the camerawork, effects and pacing can’t make up for the flawed concept


The Fantastical, Mesmerizing World of “Millennium Actress”

September 18, 2019

The unique storytelling approach of “Millennium Actress” leaves the film’s narrative difficult to navigate.

Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” has finally hit theaters after 25 years of troubled production. (Courtesy of Flickr)

“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Thrives in Dysfunction

May 1, 2019

Overall, the film does a remarkable job at exploring the novel’s themes about trying to live up to flawed ideals through absurd personas.

Shazam! features Billy, a 14 year old oprhan who turns into a superhero. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Shazam! Presents a Comedic Spin on the DCCU

April 10, 2019

Aside from the great sense of humor and Levi’s performance, “Shazam!” sticks close to the superhero formula.

Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, “Us” successly mixes drama and horror. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Peele Does It Again: “Us” Exceeds Expectations

April 3, 2019

“Us” is primarily about class, asserting that the American idea of success is a hollow promise coming at the expense of others.

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“Woman at War” Delves into Complexities of Climate Change

March 13, 2019

“Woman at War” delves into the complexities of this vital issue without diminishing its importance.

“Alita: Battle Angel” boats impressive acting but lacks in plot development (Facebook)

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.

The end result is a fascinating, disorienting experience. The presentation of its content and at times the content itself is a constant assault on the viewer’s senses and sensibilities. (Twitter)

Godard’s “The Image Book” Challenges Viewers

February 6, 2019

Like most of his body of work, it eschews nearly all of mainstream cinema’s conventions to create a more intense, aggressive sort of movie experience.

Entrepreneur Billy McFarland drew much criticism after the Fyre Festival failed to live up to its outrageous promises. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Fyre Festival Docs: Different Perspectives, Same Problems

January 30, 2019

As for which documentary is the better of the two, it is hard to say.

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Winchester Fails to Stand Out from the Crowd

February 14, 2018

By Mathew Dillon Winchester is an Australian horror film based on one of the more famous real-world ghost stories, another entry in the long-dormant “haunted house” subgenre. Taking place ...

Actor Will Smith attends a discussion on Bright at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International (Courtesy of Flickr).

Netflix’s Bright Burns Out

February 7, 2018

By Matthew Dillon Directed by Suicide Squad’s David Ayer, Netflix exclusive Bright is a buddy cop movie in which human police officer Ward (Will Smith) and orc cop Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) must pat...

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