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  • Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet?

    ★★

    A considerable amount of flack is given to rappers who transition from music to film (and especially those who complete family-friendly films like this) but, rather surprisingly, Ice Cube appears to be an actor with a semblance of adept comic timing and actual talent. However, in Brian Levant's Are We There Yet?, Cube's classic angry face and accomplished gag delivery can't do anything to save the film from the fate of being anything less than background noise. The material with…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★½

    Yes. This was just as captivating and alluring as everyone said it would be. Of course. Obviously, I understand the appeal. In the horrible world we live in today, we all need some sort of diversion to distract us and it definitely did the trick. It’s charming and the acting is brilliant, but what makes this better than all the other mood-lifting flicks out there? I can’t help but come to the realisation, months after being captivated by it, in…

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    I adore the medium of film. The fact that anything can happen, in any place, any time period, excites me in a way nothing else can. Of course, there's the stinkers of the movie world, but for every unfortunate event playing out on screen, there's two or three prodigious ones. However, the film world may be dandy and fresh, but there's one thing that has always got on my nerves.

    Whenever a child star portrays a lead character in a…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

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    This is the greatest film I've ever seen. Singin' in the Rain may be insurmountably good, but even with its great musical numbers and the unbeatable Jean Hagen, it still hasn't left a mark on me like Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) has. Almost an hour after seeing it, I'm still respiring for air, thanks to its exhilarating nature,…