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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Is Alien Undermined by One Bad Special Effect?

I recently rewatched the Sci-fi/horror classic Alien. The good news is that it is still the innovative, compelling, and suspenseful film that I remembered. The bad news, I forgot how awkward the climax was.

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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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Film Review: Sully

Sully is nothing great, well Hanks is great, but I was entertained as Eastwood makes the most out of this truly incredible event. What is interesting about the story of Sully is that nothing dramatic really happens in the film. Yes, the plane is successfully landed in the Hudson, everyone survives with minor injuries and […]

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Film Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

I was never great at sticking with any of the numerous instruments I picked up throughout my life, and boy do I feel cheated. Had I known they could be as magical as Kubo’s samisen I may have kept with one!

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Film Review: Suicide Squad

Back when Suicide Squad was rushed into reshoots following the reaction to the initial trailer release, I remember talking myself into the opinion that filming new content could only be a good thing even though most feared for the worst. After all, video game release dates get pushed all the time to allow for more […]

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Film Review: Ghostbusters

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Me, cuz I want to hear all about it. Especially if these Ghostbusters are involved.

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Film Review: The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn is back with another lush entry, set in the LA model scene, that keeps the tension running high while being unpredictable as to what will happen next.

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Film Review: Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man is a creative and bizarre first feature from Daniels, whose lead pair’s performances keep you constantly engrossed, even if you might not be buying into the premise 100% while watching it.

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