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‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ Film Review

Barb is back ladies and gentleman! Okay not really but Shannon Purser is back on Netflix for a brand new film, Sierra Burgess is a Loser. 2018 has had no shortage of young-adult features with films like Love, Simon and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before receiving critical acclaim from critics and fans while ...

‘To All The Boys I Loved Before’ Film Review

Teen Romance films are a very tricky thing to do well. This is largely because there are a series of expected tropes that are frequently used and often lead to a predictable and largely dull movie. They also have to portray what it means to be young, to be a teenager in high-school and devoid ...

‘The Darkest Minds’ Film Review

*Spoilers for The Darkest Mind ahead.* A YA dystopian/post-apocalyptic teenage melodrama adaptation that is somehow dark and campy at the same time? What a fresh, original, and innovative concept for a film... if it was 2012 and the market was not over saturated by the genre. I was really hoping that with abysmal showings of ...

‘Christopher Robin’ Film Review

Christopher Robin, a working-class man with a wife and daughter, reconnects with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, in an attempt to rediscover himself, and immerse himself again in the joys of life. This film epitomizes themes of family, love, friendship, and gentleness. The three ‘F’ words can be employed to this film – fun, ...

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Film Review

The Mission: Impossible film franchise is one that moviegoers arguably did not expect to see last as long as it has. With every film, the series has constantly gotten better and better, increasing the action to levels rarely seen before as well as containing wonderful direction, unbelievable performances and pulse-pounding musical scores. Mission: Impossible – ...

‘Teen Titans GO! To the Movies’ Film Review

** Warning: this article contains spoilers, even if there really is no plot to be spoiled ** First and foremost, this is a children's movie and has to be treated as such. Any errors in storytelling, cinematography, tone, or even the plot itself cannot be scrutinized (as much) due to the intended key demographic. Secondly, ...

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Film Review

**Warning this review contains spoilers for Mamma Mia 2** When describing a Summer movie, one often hears words such as picturesque, light, funny, and inconsequential thrown into the conversation. A movie that runs its time, makes the audience laugh, cry, and sing along - and when it finishes, makes you feel good and then after ...

‘BlacKKKlansman’ Film Review

Spike Lee's pent up anger uses BlacKKKlansman to show he is not an auteur to be messed with. Similarly to his last film Chi-Raq, we can see the essence of anger and rage frivolously boil in this film. Lacking in the suspense department, the comedy and the seamless blunt approach to every interaction shines greatly ...

‘Skyscraper’ Film Review

** Spoilers for the movie Skyscraper... WATCH at own risk** It was a Wednesday evening, Croatia just beat England 2-1 in extra-time thanks to a beautiful goal by Mario Mandžukić (assisted by Ivan Perišić, who also had a wonderful equalizer, coming from a brilliant cross in front of the 6 yard box from the best RB ...

‘The First Purge’ Film Review

The Purge franchise is one that has stuck with me ever since I first watched the original feature back in 2013. While that film, starring Ethan Hawke, was fairly weak, its two follow-ups, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year, dove more into the lore and expanded the brutal series into what it is ...

‘UPGRADE’ Film Review

*Warning: Mild Spoiler Alert* Heading into this movie, I have to shamefully admit that my expectations were low. A 'low' budget film inspired by films like "Terminator... Robocop, The Thing, Scanners, Total Recall..." with a generic revenge driven plot? "No thank you, I've seen this movie before", I thought. But only now, after a few days to ...

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Film Review 

Off the tail-end of another Avengers epic, Scott Lang returns in another comedic setting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, only this time he'll share the spotlight with Hope van Dyne. As advertised, the film is as funny as its predecessor, touching on familiar and new themes, such as family, ego, and even life and death. Main-stay character performances are good, but relationships with one another are also given a bigger ...

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