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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    One of the best MCU films in some time, Black Panther benefits from its smaller scale story, some visually stunning aesthetics, and a really well casted group of actors. 

    The real highlight of Black Panther is that its central conflict actually has legitimate stakes to it, and with a proper buildup as well, unlike many of the past MCU films like Spider-Man Homecoming where the bad guy is just there to be bad. And the cast includes the likes of:…

  • Blame

    Blame

    ★★★½

    Teenage angst movies are seemingly a dime a dozen. The idea of finding oneself during this critical transitional period before adulthood is ripe for fiction, seen in novels, plays, and films alike. Yet, every once in awhile, a film comes along that stands out among the masses. Written, directed, produced by, edited, and starring Quinn Shephard, Blame is that film.

    To read the rest of my review, posted on Film Inquiry, click here.

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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★★

    There's a book I read a few years back about screenwriting, called Save the Cat. The book's title refers to the idea that, if you have your protagonist do something heroic such as save a helpless feline, then that adds a dimension of likability to the character that allows the audience to become invested. 

    Such an aspect happens on multiple occasions throughout American Honey. Our protagonist named Star, played by Sasha Lane, is a troubled yet warmhearted young girl, who…

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★★

    Warmly acted, dazzlingly bright, and bursting with childlike wonder, Fantastic Beasts is an exuberant addition to the already vast world of Harry Potter. With inklings of the wider Potter world, while also being an interesting and engaging story on its own, the film is exactly what prequels and spinoffs should strive for.

    Highlights of the film include a breakout performance as a bumbling sidekick by Dan Fogler, a charmingly befuddled Hugh Grant-like performance by Eddie Redmayne, and a delightful presence…