Film Review: Doctor Strange

When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain heightened world. Yes it’s filled with superhuman beings, dancing trees and futuristic scientific and technological advances, but everything still feels grounded in this reality. Until now. Now, things have changed. Now, things are strange.

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Film Review: Moonlight

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is a quiet masterpiece, filled with beautiful craft and incredible acting, creating a romantic slice of life that never lets go.

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Film Review: The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden is Park Chan-wook continuing to be one of the best directors working today, as this twisty love triangle gets as weird and wild as you would hope from Park.

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Film Review: The Accountant

The Accountant is a silly movie that thinks it is serious, and that’s a shame, because it could have been something really fun if it had turned into the fun it could of had.

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Film Review: American Honey

American Honey has the energy and uniqueness to keep it entertaining from start to finish, but something never quite clicked with its central story.

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Film Review: The Girl on the Train

The adaptation of The Girl on the Train never really excels beyond adequate, drags for a pulpy thriller, but Emily Blunt takes full advantage of her showcase.

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Film Review: 13th

Ava DuVernay’s 13th is an informative, engaging, sad and powerful documentary about our country’s criminal justice system that should be seen by as many as people as possible.

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Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation is an earnest retelling of Nat Turner’s life, but I feel like Nate Parker’s film is a bit too formulaic and safe for how serious and important the film wants to feel.

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Film Review: The Magnificent Seven

I wouldn’t quite go with “magnificent” as the superlative for this remake of the classic western, but Pretty Good Seven just doesn’t quite bode as well for ticket sales. And Rootin’ Tootin’ Revolver Shootin’ Seven was a straight up veto…

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Film Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Taika Waititi

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an offbeat and charming film with a strong emotional core. The success of the film is another indication that writer/director Taika Waititi has become a proficient filmmaker.

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