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 →

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 →

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Review

If there is a movie that doesn’t need a sequel, it’s Sicario. As a hard-hitting action/drama with an alarming depiction of the Mexican drug war, the film works perfectly in self-containment. The original was no blockbuster, but with an $85 million global haul against a budget of only $35 million, Lionsgate saw fit to approach... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

By any reasonable standard, the Jurassic Park franchise should be long extinct by now. After the mixed reactions to Jurassic Park III, the proverbial asteroid appeared to have hit the series. But like Dr. Wu and the fossilized mosquito, Universal has tapped the amber once again to present another terrifying clone to the masses. J.A.... Continue Reading →

Hereditary Review

This is it, people: the next great horror film has arrived, and it is without question one of the most terrifying genre pieces you’re bound to see in your lifetime. Industry newcomer Ari Aster thoroughly flabbergasts in his directorial debut with a brutal, torturous hell-ride in the wrappings of a refined dramatic picture. Hereditary taps... Continue Reading →

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