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Category: Movie Reviews

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Film Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes In Pacific Rim Uprising, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) returns to the Pan-Pacific Defense Force after a long absence under uncomfortable circumstances.  He returns as a simple instructor but gets drawn into the secret plot to disrupt the peace experienced in the ten years since the franchise’s previous installment.  Along for ...

‘Ready Player One’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos An important thing to note: never base an opinion on a film solely on its trailers. When Ready Player One debuted its first trailer online, fans were quick to assume that the feature, directed by Steven Spielberg, was nothing more than a full-blown mashup of pop culture and nostalgia, comparable to ...

‘Love Simon’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Very rarely will you hear people saying, “I needed this film” in a serious sense. Sure filmmaking has always paralleled real life, but not like this. The teen romance sub-genre of the romantic comedy is one that is not uncommon and usually follows the standard coming-of-age narrative that ends with the ...

‘Tomb Raider’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos If it did not work the first time, try and try again. For the entertainment industry, second chances are a dime a dozen as films that did not succeed at one point are generally given other chances to prosper in the future, with a new audience mindset as well as the ...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos In 2003, Disney released its first adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. The film gave L’Engle an opportunity to finally see one of her finest works, which boasted visionary character designs and ideas, brought to life by a major film studio. Unfortunately, the film was a critical dud with ...

‘Annihilation’ Film Review

The model of extra-terrestrial life is not foreign to science fiction films as stories like Interstellar, Alien and Arrival have all offered looks into how humanity would react if a lifeform far beyond our evolutionary scale made contact. With Alex Garland’s second directorial feature Annihilation, he cements his name in the ring of high-concept sci-fi ...

‘Fullmetal Alchemist (2018)’ Film Review

Written by: Artur Galvao Say what you must about the adaptations of Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, at least they look cinema, where as, Fullmetal Alchemist looks like bad cosplay on screen. Believe it or not I was excited for this film as the trailers looked decent and it seemed that Fumihiko Sori ...

‘Black Panther’ Film Review

Flashback to 2014. Rumors began to fly that Marvel Studios had begun its search for its next leading star. One that would take on the mantle of Black Panther. After constant denials on the part of Marvel, a bombshell announcement dropped at the El Capitan Theatre as Marvel Studios unveiled its phase 3 plans, with ...

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Film Review

The aptly titled, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is one of the most heart wrenching and powerful films I’ve seen all year (that year being 2017).  That being said it is not a perfect film as it struggles to engage with political aspects it uses to help define character relationships. Three Billboards is about Mildred ...

‘The Post’ Film Review

As one of cinema’s most legendary directors, Steven Spielberg has become known for his ability to tell any story in any genre. He has tackled war epics with Saving Private Ryan to sci-fi adventures in E.T and Jurassic Park. In what can be considered a pseudo-prequel to All the President’s Men, The Post acts as ...

‘Paddington 2’ Film Review

2015’s Paddington was a film that, quite frankly, nobody saw coming. The film about an adorable bear from Peru coming to live with a lovable English family proved to be one of the best films of that year, being remembered for its light-hearted fun and terrific acting performances. Now, 2018 sees the release of Paddington ...

‘Lady Bird’ Film Review

I have been meaning to write a review for Lady Bird for a long time. By the time you read this, you will have probably already heard about how breathtaking and incredible this low budget, coming-of-age film truly is. One that took the entire film industry by surprise, given its name sounds like a sequel ...

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