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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    Darren Aronofsky has many distinctive traits as a filmmaker. His films almost always center on self-destructive personalities that are not only obsessive in their own right but are also compulsive for an audience to watch. Black Swan is no different and expertly displays Aronofsky’s style.

    Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina that strives for perfection. She devotes every living second to her profession and anything she does is because of it or for it. Being part of the prestigious New…

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    The 1980s brought the popularization of both comedy-horror and puppetry in film. Gremlins combined the genre and use of such special effects with considerable effort. Despite Gremlins receiving critical and commercial success, some also branded it as being too violent. Even though director Joe Dante thought this element of the original film was tonally appropriate, he decided to include an even more comedic and playful approach in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, resulting in a more conventional, family-friendly film.

    The…

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    Wes Anderson last dabbled with stop-motion animation with his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox almost a decade ago. When the auteur announced he would be returning to the genre with Isle of Dogs, fans of his work were quick to generate anticipation for the film. The title of this latest feature may derive from an area of London in the River Thames, but the film takes place in a dystopian Japan and follows a young boy, Atari (Koyu…

  • Borg vs McEnroe

    Borg vs McEnroe

    The start of the Open Era of tennis helped the sport spread globally and has produced some of the most competitive sporting rivalries of all time, Bjorn Borg’s (Sverrir Gudnason) encounters with John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) being regarded as one of the fiercest.

    Borg McEnroe briefly begins with an introduction into the infamous match between the two players that took place in the 1980 Wimbledon Final. Throughout the 1970s, Borg had established himself as the best tennis player in the…