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Category: Movie Reviews

‘Shazam!’ Film Review

Shazam! provides with a mixed bag of irresistible goodies and fun we have not seen in a superhero movie for a long time. It can be argued that the DCEU has had a rather low level of standards and expectations in its superhero film adaptations over its course. Shazam! has effectively turned a corner on ...

‘Five Feet Apart’ Film Review

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you couldn’t be near the person you love? Couldn’t touch them? Five Feet Apart, a Romeo and Juliet meets The Fault in Our Stars-esque film about two teens who have cystic fibrosis explores this idea – the importance of human touch. The film focuses ...

‘Triple Frontier’ Film Review

Triple Frontier is a film that has ‘literally’ been years in the making. The film was commissioned back in 2010, with Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp signing on to star, a script from Mark Boal, and Kathryn Bigelow at the helm. Some five years later, production continued to stall and Bigelow left because she wanted ...

‘Captain Marvel’ Film Review

We’re almost there aren’t we? Just about few months until we find out what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to say about what our favorite purple alien’s actions (*cough* mass-genocide). But the last stop prior is Captain Marvel, you know, the one who’s supposed to be the difference-maker in the months to come. My point ...

‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Film Review

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a moving film that premiered at Sundance Film Festival is out on Netflix today. The story of how a teenaged boy in 2001 builds a wind turbine to save his village from starving in Malawi, Africa, is based on the book and true-life story of William Kamkwamba. In his ...

‘Fighting With My Family’ Film Review

There is something inherently enjoyable about seeing the underdog rise to the top of whatever industry serves as the fixation of their fantasies. This is why, despite inconsistent quality, people love watching Rocky movies so much. There is also a sense of comfort in how predictable the story is; with writers and directors throwing in ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Film Review

And that's a wrap. After 9 years, 3 movies, 4 short films, and a subsequent TV show, How to Train Your Dragon finally finished its trilogy following Hiccup and Toothless in a beautiful and touching manner. However, this review will not discuss the tear inducing ending, for obvious reasons, as according to my boss, my ...

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Film Review

Reviews for Alita: Battle Angel appeared online around ten days ago and one comment stuck with me: “never bet against James Cameron.” The visionary filmmaker has made a career out of taking on overly ambitious projects, being laughed at when they all receive massive budgets and then sure enough, they manage to outperform all expectations. ...

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Film Review | Sundance 2019

Back in 2014, screenwriter Dan Gilroy made a fantastic directorial debut with the supremely underrated and overlooked thriller, Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, in which he gave a tour-de-force performance. Following a lackluster follow-up in Roman J. Israel, ESQ, Gilroy has returned this year with a very unique feature. Possibly one of the first ever horror ...

‘Glass’ Film Review

Superhero films have been, and continue to, dominate Hollywood right now, but not when M. Night Shyamalan made his own take on the genre: Unbreakable. It was an interesting approach to the superhero genre, one that deconstructed the concept in a grounded dramatic narrative. Glass, the final installment of the trilogy that began with Unbreakable, ...

‘The Kid Who Would be King’ Film Review

The Kid Who Would Be King is a fun and exciting addition to the King Arthur Legend that has more going for it than the previews display. When I was first assigned to review this movie, I did what I always do when I consider watching a movie: I first watched the trailer for it.  ...

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Film Review

Ruther Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court on August 10, 1993. On The Basis of Sex allows us to dive into Ginsburg's life before her appointment as Associate Justice, showcasing how she came to be the popular icon and role model she is today. With 2018 marking the 25th anniversary of Ginsburg’s appointment, ...

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