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“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Thrives in Dysfunction

“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! Presents a Comedic Spin on the DCCU

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.

Peele Does It Again: “Us” Exceeds Expectations

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.

“Woman at War” Delves into Complexities of Climate Change

“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 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.

Godard’s “The Image Book” Challenges Viewers

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.

Fyre Festival Docs: Different Perspectives, Same Problems

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.

Winchester Fails to Stand Out from the Crowd

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 ...

Netflix’s Bright Burns Out

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...

Justice League

Justice League

December 6, 2017

By Matthew Dillon With the notable exception of Wonder Woman, Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe (DCEU for short) has a troubled four year history. Where the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems incapable of producing a truly bad f...

From Pussyhats to the Catwalk,  How Women Used Fashion to Fight Back in 2017

From Pussyhats to the Catwalk, How Women Used Fashion to Fight Back in 2017

December 6, 2017

By Erin Cabrey Over the past year, feminists have been wearing their hearts on their sleeves. From high fashion t-shirts to high school dress codes, women used their clothing in 2017 to fight for their rig...

Mediocre American Assassin Misses the Mark

Mediocre American Assassin Misses the Mark

September 20, 2017

By Matthew Dillon American Assassin is yet another painfully generic, forgettable action movie, depicting a young vigilante’s mission to stop Iran from employing a nuclear weapon. The film’s plot is as by the numbers as it gets...

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