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The DCEU is in a much healthier position than the MCU

Two years ago, the DCEU was a joke. When DC set out to create a cinematic universe to rival Marvel's history making experiment, the results were almost always going to pale in comparison to whatever Marvel did. That didn't mean that the pro...

 
 
 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2019

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. So... this took a while to come out.  Wh...

 
 
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Trolls World Tour is the most important movie of 2020

Hollywood is in a state of turmoil. Thanks to COVID-19 putting a damper on... well, everything really. No industry was hit quite as bad as the entertainment industry. Carefully curated plans were destroyed, prime release windows will b...

 
 
 
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Box Office Bombs and the sequels we deserve

Box Office bombs and early months at the beginning of the year go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is usually the dumping ground for studios getting rid of their less-than-stellar efforts or movies they have no faith in. This year ...

 
 
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The top Post-2010 anime to binge

I think it's pretty easy to see by now that I love anime. In the past three months I think I've talked about and reviewed more anime features than Hollywood features, which totally has nothing to do with the fact that every movie is being d...

 
 
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The top Pre-2010 Anime to binge watch

Netflix and chill is so old school, how about anime and chill? During these long hours stuck inside while we wait for life to return to normal, I decided to turn to some of my favorite old school anime shows. I wanted to escape to their rea...

 
 
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Ranking the Resident Evil movies from bad to worst

Seeing as how most of the world is in a self-imposed isolation, or social distancing as we're now calling it, not a whole lot is happening in the film industry. The world and culture in general have just kind of been put on pause while we p...

 
 
 
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Deep Analysis: Tokyo Godfathers

Show of hands, how many of you reading this article go out and watch foreign cinema or at least attempt to? When we think of movies, some may think of epic Hollywood blockbusters with well known celebrities and glorious action scenes while ...

 
 
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Onward is making me feel nothing but I'm not surprised

Did you know that Onward, the latest Pixar movie, comes out in two days? It doesn't seem real to me that it's releasing so soon, mostly because I genuinely forgot that it existed. It wasn't until I looked at this week's upcoming releases th...

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest: Your Story

Picture this; it's a Sunday afternoon. You're in between video games, you have nothing better to do, so you decide to dust off your Netflix account to see what's new. I hardly use Netflix anymore, really only cracking it open for She-Ra, Ca...

 
 
 
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Chris's Top 5 Letterboxd Reviews of 2019

In the tail end of 2019, I reached an unthinkable dilemma. For whatever reason, I had stopped caring about movies—as a business, as a medium, and as an interest overall. Perhaps it was news coming out of the industry, or my growing ad...

 
 
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John's Top 5 Movies of 2019

2019 was a great year for movies. Not even just sequels and remakes either! There were some honest to goodness original films and some of them were ones people actually went and saw. Crazy right? I mean people mostly went to the remakes and...

 
 
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Jordan's Top 5 movies of 2019 starring women

As we move into the new year and new decade, it's time to take a look back at the previous year. My colleagues and I are writing lists of our favorite films of 2019. I wanted to do something a little different this year. I didn't want to wr...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2018

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. As the Decade Decathlon slowly makes its way ...

 
 
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Hubert's Top 5 Movies of 2019

As I look back on the last year in film, I feel like I still have a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t see nearly as many movies in 2019 as I did in 2018, so there’s no way I could do a top 50 movies list. Yet even though I&rsqu...

 
 
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Kyle's Top 5 Weirdest Movies of 2019

The last year of our previous decade (2019 for anyone keeping track) was a big one for movies. Important, genre-redefining masterpieces and careful introspections of the human soul have crashed into the public consciousness. Billion-dollar ...

 
 
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Stop talking about Oscar snubs

Earlier today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards. With a huge swath of movies nominated for a variety of awards, it's bound to be a time of celebration and praise for the film...

 
 
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Jesse's Top 5 Movies of 2019

Another year has come and gone for the film industries and now that we're in the middle of the deadest month of the year in terms of new releases, might as well look back at all of the movies that came out last year. I'll hold off my though...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 8 - The Redemption

When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my surprise when I ...

 
 
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Cats isn’t quite the disaster people think

We at Flixist, like the rest of the Internet, were simultaneously amused and horrified by the trailer for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Cats in the summer. But although I’m the first to admit that I can jump on the hype and criti...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 7 - The Reckoning

After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these prominent guest st...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2017

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. With 2016 relegated to the year that no one rememb...

 
 
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Hey, what were our personal favorite movies of the decade?

As we inch closer and closer to the end of the year, not only will we be ringing out the year, but we'll be closer out an entire decade. It's been an insane ten years in the film world, and with so many good movies to discuss, it's going to...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 - The Prisoner

One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an underdog. But i...

 
 
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Wonder Woman vs Black Widow: Which trailer reigns supreme?

The last week of film was, admittingly, a pretty low-key one. There weren't a slew of major releases into theaters with most talk, if any, was set on discussing movies that could wind up winning major awards. While there wasn't much discuss...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
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There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan

If you spend any amount of your internet time reading about Star Wars, you will see a wide variety of opinions on the franchise. Notably, you will see a lot of negativity. A good number of fans have felt disillusioned with the series&n...

 
 
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The strangest and most insane Scooby-Doo moments

So there I was, sitting in a theater of families and wide-eyed Disney fangirls waiting for Frozen II to begin. While sitting through the plethora of trailers, one trailer stood out to the audience for the oddest reason. The trailer for...

 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Frozen

I shouldn't have to explain what Frozen is.  The concept of cultural osmosis fascinates me. Essentially, the idea is that even if you haven't experienced an aspect of culture, in this case pop culture, you're still aware of its existen...

 
 
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The Byrnes are probably the worst on-screen family ever

There's just something about getting together with family that brings the worst out in people. While we all love our relatives (mostly), getting together during the holiday seasons causes people to go stir crazy. Either because of politics ...

 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 




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Blood Quantum"Blood, gore, zombies... social commentary"

 

Capone"The Fonz freaks out"

 

Tribeca Asia"Boring me to death"

 

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Tribeca 12 Hour Shift"A real night shift from hell"

 

Tribeca Ainu Mosir"Kuma killer"

 

The Willoughbys"Of mustaches and murder"

 

Extraction"It's all we got"

 

The Midnight Gospel"Duuuuuuuuuuuude"

 

Agent Toby Barks"That's the ticket"

 

For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close"A look behind the comedy curtain"

 

Trolls World Tour"Sing it again, Sam... but not as good"

 

Tigertail"A stroll down memory lane"

 

Butt Boy"Solid"

 

We Summon the Darkness"Attack of the evil church girls"

 

Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 
 
 
 
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