Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

Lauren: I don’t care what anyone says: I’d much rather repeatedly kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter than experience John Wick’s particular set of skills firsthand. Dude is scary.

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Film Review: Silence

Silence sees Martin Scorsese wrestling with faith, what it means to have it, how it affects those around us, how it can feel like it has betrayed you, and the results are compelling and thought provoking.

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Film Review: 20th Century Women

20th Century Women feels like a hug, a hug that comes at you out of joy and only wants to make you happier, letting you know the pain in the world is bearable.

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Dissecting Arrival: Heptapod for Dummies

Arrival brings an intelligence and a beauty that is often lacking from Science Fiction films, but do potential plot holes and contradictions prevent it from being one of the best? SPOILERS ABOUND!

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Film Review: La La Land

La La Land is a musical delight, with charming turns by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, whose chemistry will keep you swooning and music that you’ll be humming long after you leave the theater.

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Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees the franchise’s first steps away from the Skywalker Saga (well, mostly) and the results are a well executed tale that fits right in with the Saga; for the most part.

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Film Review: Loving

Loving is another great film by Jeff Nichols, who tells this true story about the power of love with a quiet beauty that you won’t be able to resist.

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Film Review: Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals is Tom Ford’s sophomore feature and he ambitiously weaves dual narratives to pretty successful results.

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Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J.K. Rowling returns to her wizarding world with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and easily recaptures the magic (ugh….I know) with director David Yates.

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Film Review: Arrival

They came, they saw, they conquered… the ability to communicate with humanity through plate glass windows. The alien invaders have arrived?

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