Ben is Back Review

Ben is back. Or, perhaps more appropriately, Lucas Hedges is back (again), as there doesn’t seem to be a holiday season that goes by anymore without the budding star popping up in a slew of prestige projects. In the family/addiction drama Ben is Back, Hedges collaborates with his father director Peter Hedges for the first... Continue Reading →

Halloween Review

This October, one of the longest-running horror franchises of all time finally comes full-circle in Halloween, David Gordon Green’s spiritual successor to John Carpenter’s iconic and massively influential 1978 classic of the same name. After 40 years of sequels, ret-cons, and reboots, Green gives the series an ample reset as if the not-particularly-adored previous 9... Continue Reading →

First Man Review

Hollywood tends to be guilty of over-glorifying its subjects. This leads to a glamourized, and ultimately distorted perception of famous figures. Once in a blue moon, however, cinema actually demonstrates a profound power in humanizing our cherished icons, stripping away the fame and grandeur to reveal the beating, and often scarred, hearts at their cores.... Continue Reading →

Venom Review

We are currently in the midst of the longest hiatus between Marvel movies we’ve seen for quite some time. Thanks to the brutal cliffhanger left by Avengers: Infinity War, and little-to-no indication left by Ant-Man and the Wasp as to where things are headed, fan anticipation is becoming even more rabid as time goes by. With no X-Men movies in... Continue Reading →

BlacKkKlansman Review

It’s no secret we’re living in an increasingly turbulent political climate. Americans are more divided than ever before, with hate groups that have been considered all-but-extinct feeling empowered to crawl out of the woodwork at every turn. Cinema has long served as a powerful rebuke on those who hold power, but with the critical times... Continue Reading →

Crazy Rich Asians Review

It’s a banner year for representation in film. After Black Panther crushed industry expectations to become the biggest cinematic event from the black community the world has ever seen, another minority takes the spotlight in Crazy Rich Asians: a romantic comedy that is directed by and stars a cast that is entirely of Asian descent,... Continue Reading →

The Meg Review

Is it truly summer without a killer shark movie? If that question was up to Hollywood, the answer would certainly be no, as there can’t seem to be a year that goes by without some sort of regurgitation of Spielberg’s terrifying classic tearing into theaters. This year’s toothy fish of focus surfaces in The Meg,... Continue Reading →

Eighth Grade Review

Middle school. We’ve all been there. The hormones. The acne. The panicked anxiety. Many of us consider the time frame to be among the most difficult in our lives, since this stage usually packs the worst of puberty’s growing pains as we to transition to adulthood for the first time. Bo Burnham’s directing debut is... Continue Reading →

Christopher Robin Review

Welcome back to the Hundred Acre Wood. In Christopher Robin, the boy with a host of stuffed-animal friends featured in A.A. Milne’s beloved children’s books makes a triumphant return in the first property to bear his namesake. With him, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and the rest of the gang are back for more adventure... Continue Reading →

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