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  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow


    Seemingly taking place during a sort-of Cold War 2.0, director Francis Lawrence (best known from his work on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY) helms the newest spy thriller from 20th Century Fox, RED SPARROW. While being easily comparable to last year’s ATOMIC BLONDE, RED SPARROW is far from what I would consider to be an action film, but rather a film that relies so heavily on character relationships and dynamics – maybe to a fault. With a narrative…

  • Annihilation



    In a time where mainstream science fiction offers nothing but an oversaturation of bad-CGI, disaster-driven plots, and thinly-veiled characters, its refreshing to come across a film that is both high-concept and not at all pretentious – such as ANNIHILATION, the newest from EX MACHINA writer-director Alex Garland. Similarly to Garland’s last, ANNIHILATION is a science fiction film that not only explores original concepts, but also finds its roots in Kubrickian storytelling – all utilized to tell a cogent and absorbing…

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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2


    Following the first installment of "Paddington" in 2014, Paul King returns as co-writer and director of the marvelously realized "Paddington 2". While it is simple to categorize this film as a 'family film' (as it should be - kids will love this), there are so many layers to peel back within this film - each layer more delightful than the last. From its gorgeous cinematography, to its witty and surprisingly well-crafted screenplay, "Paddington 2" is sure to shock, please, and…

  • Hostiles



    "If you do it enough, you get used to it. Doesn't mean a thing."
    "That's what I'm afraid of."
    The fear of numbness of humanity is one of the most prominent themes brought to life in Scott Cooper's western drama "Hostiles". Characters throughout the film grapple with the ethics of the treatment of Native Americans in the late 1800's - elevated by dedicated performances by Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and Wes Studi, and beautifully realized cinematography.

    "Hostiles" tells the story…