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  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Jaws
  • Back to the Future
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Blindspotting



    From time to time, there are movies that speak to you on a personal level. Maybe it’s the aesthetics, cast, pacing, music, or message the film offers that just clicks with who you are on a spiritual level. Blindspotting (2018) did exactly that for me. Which one of those listed you ask? All of them. This film, much like I claim about Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2009), ticked all of my boxes and left me reeling at the end.…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal


    Sound of Metal (2020) is a tremendous showcase of talent, storytelling, directing, cinematography, editing, sound design, and...well, everything that we have come to love about cinema. Yet, it is no blockbuster, and it probably won’t appeal to all audiences. Nonetheless, this is a film that demands you watch it and observe the character's inner turmoil, as he deals with a loss that threatens to take away his very sense of purpose and identity.

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Recent reviews

  • Kandahar



    The worst thing that happened to director Ric Roman Waugh’s new film Kandahar is that it comes a month after Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant. Both films feature a soldier who feels a sense of obligation to help get their translator out of Afghanistan. While that’s a bit of an oversimplification, the two films coming out so close together is clearly a result of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the immediate return of the Taliban’s rise to power. Even more particular…

  • Master Gardener

    Master Gardener


    Writer and director Paul Schrader’s Master Gardener is a movie that’s hard not to describe as weird. His dialogue is odd, and the humans don’t entirely act like real people. Narvel (Joel Edgerton) is in charge of the gardens of an estate owned by Mrs. Haverhill (Sigourney Weaver). Their relationship is complex, and the many layers of that complexity are slowly peeled back as the film progresses. The tension between them rises when she requests he takes on her great-niece, Maya (Quintessa Swindell), as an apprentice. Maya’s troubled past only complicates things further.

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Popular reviews

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    It’s hard to believe it has been almost ten years since writer and director James Gunn introduced his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 to the MCU and the rest of the world. With what is set to be his final chapter of their story in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the question that’s been looming over this franchise since he was fired from it in 2018 and then brought back on is whether he could stick the landing.…

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On


    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022) is a film that oozes optimism and good-willed humor with so much love. It is the best medicine for the cynical and nihilistic world we find ourselves living in at this point. Marcel reminds us of the importance of community and acceptance in an enjoyable comedic film. This original concept is a beaming example of the power of storytelling and giving artists freedom to explore ideas through unique avenues.
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