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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

    A stroke of beauty on a tender canvas.

    The overlong anticipation has finally come to an end. After being teased for a December release, Portrait of a Lady on Fire was unfortunately pushed towards a Valentine’s Day release instead. While this certainly fits perfectly with the holiday, it’s still a shame the wait had to be this long. Thankfully, the time has come to finally witness this extraordinary film in the most intimate location possible: the cinema. Céline Sciamma’s highly…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★½

    Screenwriting comes from experiences.

    Even though Guy Ritchie has made several adrenaline-induced films throughout his peculiar career, I can’t say I was particularly excited about The Gentlemen. While there were several actors in this film that I usually enjoy, the promotional material just didn’t win me over. What did win me over though was a decent amount of initial buzz that allowed me to give this a chance. Seeing this right after Ritchie’s Snatch allowed me to become accustomed to…

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  • Life After Pi

    Life After Pi

    Absolutely heartbreaking, a must watch to understand the current state of VFX artists.


    To watch the 30-minute doc, click here.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★½

    Refuse to lose faith.

    A passion project over two decades in the making, Silence was to be Martin Scorsese’s third effort based around the struggles of keeping faith. After the bombastic release of The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese felt it was time to finally get his passion project up off the ground and running. Not having seen his other two films in the same vein, I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to his 2016 effort. Marty…

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  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    ★★

    A messy message.

    Coming in, I wasn’t really expecting much out of this movie based on the trailer alone. I had a very similar negative reaction to the trailer for Blindspotting, but that ended up being one of my favorite movies of the year so far, so I was hoping The Hate U Give would turn out similarly. Unfortunately my fears came true, and although the message for the film is obviously necessary, the execution is quite poor. The movie…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    Divorce brings out the worst in people.

    Almost eleven years ago, my dad asked my mom for a divorce and I have since divided spending my time between my two parents. I’ve officially lived over half of my life not having my two biological parents in the same household, but like every adult will tell you: divorce is usually for the best. Both of my parents have been so great to me and my sister, and I’m thankful that my…