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  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★★

    As technology continues to change the way we communicate, so to do filmmakers who strive to accurately capture these changes. As such, the past decade has increasingly seen text messaging / email become more prominent as communication tools in film going as far as making entire movies set within the digital space of one’s desktop computer. But as one form of communication becomes popularized, logically older methods like the traditional telephone call fall by the wayside. In this sense, Gustav…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    Film remakes can be a tricky act to undertake that will always inevitably be dogged by questions like “Will it be as good as the original(s)?”, and of course “Why is this being made?”; though the concept of remakes isn’t new there seems to be a greater resurgence of the practice in the last few years, (especially from Disney) and so the announcement that a new version of A Star is Born was in production naturally garnered some skepticism. Yet…

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★★

    Burnham has been publically open about his struggles with anxiety and how that has shaped his work, both in content and in his ability to perform within the midst of that anxiety. The most awkward, uncomfortable, and stress-inducing moments of the film are the ones that Burnham holds on the longest, forcing you to experience that same anxiety just as he has, and just as Kayla does. Scenes such as the pool party and a painfully uncomfortable truth or dare…

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★½

    The brilliance behind Mister Rogers is that in addition to just being a kind-hearted, positive force of love and understanding in the world of children’s programming, he was also able to use his position as a means of discussing complicated and often morbid real-world issues in ways that were honest and mature, yet still palatable for young children. Rogers believed that children were capable of comprehending the harsh severity of the reality that they face every day, and that they…