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Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler

Posted: November 16, 2018 at 7:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

Fantastic Disappointment: The Crimes of Warner Bros. As I, almost shamefully, revealed in my review of 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, I have not taken many advantages of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. I saw Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, but never continued watching the series. I read the first 15 pages […]

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Movie Review: ‘Suspiria’ Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

Dancing in the dark. In 2016, I took a class covering the historical and cultural influence of the horror genre in cinema. Among the films showed in said class as examples of the various styles to come forth throughout the evolvement the genre was Suspiria, horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 splicing of the Giallo filmmaking […]

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Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

A New Classic Is Born In the past, many filmmakers have been creatively successful with remakes (i.e. The Magnificent Seven, Jim Sturges’ 1960 western reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai). Some filmmakers have even been creatively successful with remakes of remakes (i.e. The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua’s 2016 update of The Magnificent Seven, Jim Sturges’ […]

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Film Review: ‘Thoroughbreds’ Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin

Posted: March 9, 2018 at 8:50 am   /   Movie Reviews

Really, really, really ‘Mean Girls’ Back in your high school days, did you ever have a friend who was the polar opposite of you? Perhaps you had differences in social class, style, ambition, enter your category here. What was the spark that began the friendship? Were you thrown together as partners on a class project? […]

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Film Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 7:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

Not quite the ‘Cure’ for the YA Novel genre. The dystopian young adult novel genre seems to be on its last breath. It really started to show signs of suffering in 2016. The Hunger Games had already wrapped up with Mockingjay – Part 2, so we were left with the third installment of the Divergent […]

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Film Review: ‘Suburbicon’ Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s time to move out Last week, I gave the Michael Fassbender-led “thriller” The Snowman a ZERO STAR rating (see my review here), citing that I could not tell if it was failing in its attempt to be a serious crime drama or successful in its attempt to be a hilarious, intentionally cheesy detective film […]

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Film Review: ‘The Snowman’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 8:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

Tommy Wiseau and Stieg Larsson walk into a bar… I believe we have the first great detective film spoof in years on our hands. A thoroughly ridiculous, classically clichéd parody that would put Mel Brooks to shame. At least, that is the best explanation for The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender and executive produced by Martin […]

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Review: ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ is Off-Broadway, Off-Kiltered, and Awfully Good

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In my early years of teenhood, I was beginning to develop an appreciation for the horror genre. Considering myself a late bloomer, my interests looked past any of the modern Blumhouse productions and more toward the gritty, gory, unadulterated classics that not even my own parents could stomach. Thus, the film that really changed it […]

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Film Review: ‘The Foreigner’ Starring Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Chan and Brosnan fight… to be the star of the show   I believe there are many of us who, for years, have been asking the same question: where the hell has Jackie Chan been? Apparently, America’s favorite martial arts action star has been brushing up on his acting skills. The 63-year-old actor makes an […]

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Review: Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK

Posted: July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

Some of the most talented filmmakers working today have been subjected to criticism based on the assumption that their work comes off as “pretentious.” Christopher Nolan is among them. I am one who would agree with this claim, yet it does not stop me from referring to the man who challenged traditional story structure with Memento, dazzled the […]

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