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Review: Sorry to Bother You

Every time Tessa Thompson's character in Sorry to Bother You shows up, she is wearing a new pair of earrings of her own design. These serve as the perfect metaphor for the movie itself: they are big, impractical, provocative, lack...

 
 
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Review: Eighth Grade

The creation of Eighth Grade puzzled me when I saw the first trailer. It’s a comedy about a socially awkward 13-year-old girl named Kayla (Elsie Fisher) trying to survive her last week of middle school written and directed by comedian...

 
 
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Review: Skyscraper

I'm not sure why, but I was kind of thinking that Skyscraper would be something special. Not like, "good" special, but just some sort of low-key, fun action flick that riffed a bit on Die Hard and The Towering Infer...

 
 
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Review: Siberia

Generally speaking, films involving diamonds, gangsters, and infidelity that culminate in a gunfight tend to lean towards the exciting. Normally Keanu Reeves in a movie such as this adds grit and deadpan determination, but unfortunately, th...

 
 
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Review: Woman Walks Ahead

Families displaced, land stolen, women without a voice - sound familiar? Well, it’s all here in the subject matter of Woman Walks Ahead, Susanna White’s stately, based-on-real-life Western that aims to champion underrepresente...

 
 
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Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

I laid my feelings out about the Ant-Man films and their importance to the Marvel cinematic universe yesterday so I won't dive too deeply into that again, but suffice to say Ant-Man is a bit of an odd duck in the MCU, and it'...

 
 
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Review: Under the Tree

Neighbors suck. They're loud. They complain. They get in your business. They fight, bicker, air their laundry (not the sexy stuff) in front of you, and offer nothing of value to anyone's lives ever. The best kinds of neighbors are the ones ...

 
 
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Review: The First Purge

Of all the contrived horror franchises, The Purge series of films is the most perplexing to me. Series like Insidious or Saw are for the most part, poorly written excuses for a nightmare to emerge onscreen. These films don’t always ...

 
 
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Review: Sunset Society

There's a moment in Sunset Society in which a vampire is about to have sex with a girl. The second he opens his jeans fog rolls out. At first you think it's his own personal penis fog, but soon the dude turns completely into fog, and thi...

 
 
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Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

So there I was, sitting in a McDonald's in England. It was 2015, and I was killing time since I had the weekend off. I went to my local comic book store and was able to pick up some issues of Justice League since I was behind a few months. ...

 
 
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Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

One of the amazing things about the original Jurassic Park is its ability to create wonder. No matter how many times I watch it, the reveal of the dinosaurs at the beginning of that movie is awe inspiring. I get goosebumps every t...

 
 
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Review: Incredibles 2

There has been early chatter that Incredibles 2 relies on nostalgia to achieve its ends. Let me be perfectly clear, I understand that (1) we’re in the middle of a nostalgia driven resurgence of a great many properties come back to lif...

 
 
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Review: Tag

I'm going to say this right up front because I know most of you don't even read past this first paragraph. Tag is easily one of the funniest movies I've seen in years. I was not expecting that going in, but coming out I had laughe...

 
 
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Review: Jurassic Games

From looking at Jurassic Games, you might assume that this is just some knockoff of another Jurassic film franchise meant to profit off confusion and association without any regard for being a good movie in any way shape or form. You'll tur...

 
 
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Review: American Animals

Movies based on true stories are tricky to capture in a lasting way. The best tend to distance themselves from their basis and stand as their own pieces. For me, the more a movie presses "based on a true story" as its main marketing hook, t...

 
 
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Review: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

How can I be a better person? That's the thought that was in my head when I was walking around the streets of New York after seeing Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary detailing the life of Fred Rogers and his show, Mister Ro...

 
 
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Review: Ocean's 8

It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?

 
 
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Review: Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis, like some cool, hole-in-the-wall motel you find on a road trip, has promise. You think it looks cool and a bit retro, and it'll have heart. Not like those big chain hotels that cost twice as much. It'll be an adventure stayin...

 
 
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Review: Hereditary

Hereditary had so much buzz coming out of festival season that I was chomping at my horror bit to get into theaters and see it. I'm not sure I was more excited to see a single film at SXSW this year (until the surprise announcement of&...

 
 
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Review: Nancy

Nancy is a sparse and lonely film. A dead-end small town, a woman sequestered with her mother, looking for validation through the internet. Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) fights with her mother in the subdued way people do when they need to liv...

 
 
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Review: The Night of the Virgin

I love gross movies. There's something about watching a weird monster with a tree dick chase a noble woman through a forest while spilling an endless stream of sperm or a grease-covered sociopath squeezing the eyeballs out of a man's head t...

 
 
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Review: Roseanne: Season 10

Revivals of a classic TV show isn’t exactly a new thing, but the concept has been kicked into overdrive lately. I can’t imagine anyone was clamoring for a Hawaii Five-0 or Knight Rider reboot, but here we are with both existing....

 
 
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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

When Disney started rolling out their plans a long time ago for damn near every character in the Star Wars universe to have origin movies, the general reaction was one simple question: Why? Why was this necessary at all? It just s...

 
 
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Review: Fahrenheit 451

Think back to high school for a minute, as painful as it may be for some. Back in English class, if you're living in America, there's bound to be a handful of books that we all had to read due to them being essential books that everyone sho...

 
 
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Review: Deadpool 2

Making a Deadpool movie involves a lot of nuance. Yeah, an absurd statement for the character that yells the word "chimichangas" constantly, but hear me out. Go too far down the spectrum, and you end up with a Deadpool that become...

 
 
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Review: Atlanta Robbin' Season

Back in 2016, there were two shows on television that had my vested interest; Westworld and Atlanta. Westworld, as I’m sure you know, is about enslaved androids that look behave and feel just as humans do. It’s a science-fiction...

 
 
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Review: Terminal

If revenge is a dish best served cold, the long con is the aged whiskey with which to wash it down. This is the process that makes the initial Terminal reveal feel predictable, but when the other shoe drops is when the story truly takes i...

 
 
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Review: Batman Ninja

While the MCU has dominated theatres for the past decade, DC has been putting out a constant stream of animated movies. Most of their animated movies are adaptations of classic DC stories and if I'm being perfectly honest here, most of them...

 
 
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Review: Cartel 2045

Putting a direct to video grindhouse-esque movie up for review is a bit of a conundrum because you know what you are getting into when you press play, and it's not going to be "good" per se. But what happens when the movie is so bad that it...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Slut in a Good Way

I'm not usually one for movies about teenagers going through the perils of teenage life. I lived through it, it sucked, and why on Earth would I want to relive those memories again? Being a teenager sucked, but filmmakers love to make movie...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: The Elephant and the Butterfly

A fun fact about myself that I both love and hate is that I am French. I love the culture, I love the food, and I love the sights and sounds of Paris and the Parisian countryside. On the other hand, I am French, so I kind of hate myself. So...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Braid

Leading up to the Tribeca Film Festival, this was the one movie that I was looking forward to the most. Just by doing my initial research on the premise, two women try to rob their insane, delusional friend who forces them to play a game, I...

 
 
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Review: Disobedience

Director Sebastian Lelio has developed a reputation as an arthouse director. To you, this means there's a good chance you've not seen his films. They're not blockbuster releases. They're not precisely mainstream. They're not really under ap...

 
 
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Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Yes, I invoked The Last Jedi, and no that's not because I want to instantly guarantee 11 million comments on the post. It's because, like that film but to a lesser extent, Avengers: Infinity War is not the movie you're expect...

 
 
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Review: Downrange

Every streaming platform needs filler, something cheap and disposable to keep subscribers peaking at what's available. Maybe a few people will watch it, because they have nothing better to do. And maybe that's the best way to watch it. ...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Back Roads

It can be tough to watch a movie that deals with difficult subjects. If you're watching a movie where a character's life spirals out of control due to alcoholism, it can be incredibly hard to sit through if you've struggled with alcoholism ...

 
 
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Review: Super Troopers 2

It's been 16 years since Broken Lizard exploded onto the scene with their stoner-comedy Super Troopers. Ever since then, they have had ups and downs in terms of their movies but for the most part, their comedy has always tickled me in jus...

 
 
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Review: I Feel Pretty

You may or may not be a fan of Amy Schumer. I am. I find a lot of her humor insightful and hilarious. Her stand up special kind of sucked, though, and she's 50/50 on headlining movies so I was hoping to get back into enjoying her comedy wit...

 
 
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Review: Acrimony

I hate to say it, but the trailer and poster for Acrimony tricked me into thinking it might be better than it is. Congratulations, Tyler Perry marketing team. I’m going to attempt to untangle what exactly the point of Acrimony ...

 
 
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Review: Ghost Stories

I was so hyped for this. The trailer looked fantastic, and I'm a sucker for anthology horror. Even if the quality of the shorts was uneven, I enjoyed the original V/H/S's use of a frame story. This movie’s frame story sounded even b...

 
 




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Sorry to Bother You"What you think it will be, and somehow more"

 

Eighth Grade"Growing up is crazy dude."

 

Skyscraper" 摩天大楼"

 

Siberia"As bleak as the place for which it's named"

 

Woman Walks Ahead"A solid attempt at a feminist Western"

 

Ant-Man and the Wasp"Tiny explosions"

 

Under the Tree"How far would you go to not trim a tree?"

 

The First Purge"Purge whoever made this garbage"

 

Sunset Society"It sucks as much as this pun"

 

Sicario: Day of the Soldado"Soldado means solider"

 

Incredibles 2"Jack Jack, baby."

 

Tag"The Hawkeye movie you never knew you wanted"

 

Jurassic Games"The most important dinosaur movie coming out this month"

 

American Animals"Can't decide if it wants to be true or a story"

 

Won't You Be My Neighbor?"You will always find people who are helping"

 

Ocean's 8"Not that great"

 

Hotel Artemis"Plenty of vacancy"

 

Hereditary"Bad genes"

 

Nancy"The tension of wanting other people to like you"

 

The Night of the Virgin"A semen and menstrual blood cocktail"

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story"Han "MacGuffin" Solo"

 

Fahrenheit 451"Flame on!"

 

Deadpool 2"Doubles down on everything, for the better"

 
 
 
 
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