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  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wow. “What a picture!” to quote Al Pacino’s character from Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood. I went into this movie with very low expectations and said to my roommate seconds before we pressed play, “All I know is that this movie has something about ghosts, TV’s, and a little girl who says ‘They’re heeeeeere!’” And if that, too, is all you know about 1982’s Poltergeist, stop reading and go see this movie for yourself. This movie presents a visual…

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★★½

    If you know anything about Aaron Sorkin, the much-acclaimed writer/creator of television shows like The West Wing, The Newsroom, you know that subtlety is not his strong suit. So, I was rather hesitant going into his newest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7. It's about the infamous trial of eight gentlemen accused of conspiracy to incite violence/rioting in Chicago during the notorious 1968 DNC riots. Without diving too deep into the history, August 1968 was not Chicago’s finest hour.…

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  • The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    ★★★★½

    Being a fan of pop culture in the 2010s has meant a lot of things, but one of them has definitely been being subject to boat loads of 80s nostalgia of which I have none. There was a Ghostbusters revival, a Star Wars revival, those commercials that recreated significant portions of Ferris Bueller and E.T., the very existence of Stranger Things with its infinite call-backs to E.T., Aliens, Indiana Jones, etc. But as a big-time fan of How I Met…

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★½

    During my senior year at the College of the Holy Cross, the administration was absolutely ecstatic. USA Today had just come out with a new ranking of Catholic colleges in the country. We were named number two. Two! No one in the world has ever been this happy to be in second place since the Pepsi execs realized how much money they would make from their product’s prominent placement in Alexander Payne’s Election solely to mock its second place status.…