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Tag: film review

‘Good Boys’ Film Review

If Superbad is the gold standard for raunchy high school comedies, then Good Boys, in my humble opinion, is the first “coming of age” comedy since the 2007 hit to come close to that level of humor.  Although the film follows the escapades of three middle schoolers, all of the typical high school comedy tropes ...

‘Dark Phoenix’ Film Review

Why? This word perfectly encapsulates my frustration with the existence of this film. Why also happens to be the mantra which I constantly repeated out loud in the near empty theatre forming questions such as: Why was this movie made? Who thought this would be a good idea? Why did Sophie Turner enroll in the Bella Swan school of ...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Film Review

The second chapter in the new Wizarding World franchise takes an eerie yet puzzling turn for the worst as an unnecessary table-setter for future films. Character actions and the plot attempt to mimic the the deep and defined plot structure of past Harry Potter films, but it turns into head scratcher after head scratcher. For a ...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Film Review

Six years ago, Walt Disney Animated Studios debuted its 50th feature film: Wreck-It Ralph. The film encompassed everything that brought Disney to the forefront of animation, from its superb animation to its hilarity and its core, a pair of beautifully fleshed out video game characters. A sequel almost seemed inevitable but alas, nothing was announced. ...

‘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 ...

‘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, ...

‘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 ...

‘Incredibles 2’ Film Review

*This is a spoiler-free review* Oh man it's been long time. I never expected to see this film after almost 14 years of waiting. Similarly, to other people my age, this is very important film in my journey to becoming an adult. I watched the first film when I was child and now I’m watching ...

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Film Review

143. This very special number and its message perfectly summarize the theme and mood of this lovely documentary. 143 is not just the weight of the beloved Fred Rogers (yes, every morning after his leisure swim, Mr. Rogers would weigh himself, and it would read 143 pounds), but it also serves as his and (the ...

‘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 ...

‘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 ...

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