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  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★

    Propelled by its near perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, I went cold turkey into The Big Sick, without so much as seeing a trailer. Although it took a worrisome amount of time, I did eventually warm up to the film and ultimately I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. The Big Sick is a movie that’s unflatteringly honest at times, and it’s a bit light in both of the romance and comedy departments, but it’s a well-rounded true story…

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★

    It Comes at Night is a bleak and mysterious psychological thriller that tells the story of a small family fighting against a faceless virus that has seemingly decimated most of the population. Joel Edgerton plays the father of the family, Paul, who takes every possible precaution to protect his wife and son. None of them know what’s happened, nor what’s causing the sickness, but they all agree that they must never go out at night. In their fear of the…

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  • Dumbo

    Dumbo

    ★★★★

    While a good number of critics and movies purists alike continue to thrash about over Disney’s recent stream of live-action remakes, I for one, welcome them with open arms. If you happen to find yourself opposed to these films, then that’s all fine and well, but allow me to respectfully assert that these films are not meant for you. These films are intended for a younger generation of Disney fans, adapted to reflect modern times and values, while surely striving…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    I believe that there’s a desire in all of us to achieve greatness. A deep, internal yearning for importance, respect, and acceptance. We want to be remembered and we want to fulfill a sense of purpose in our lives. For Andrew Nieman (Miles Teller), the central character in the 2014 Best Picture nominated film Whiplash, that desire is to be one of the all-time great jazz drummers. Of course, he knows that accomplishing such a goal will require a firmly…