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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Cinematography

Hubert opened his review of Roma by describing the first shot of the film in detail. I'd like you to go read that paragraph now (heck, read his entire review). He's so incredibly right about this shot. It practically defines the entire...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Screenplay

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
 
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Review: Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day, for me, was a movie that was crushed under expectations. What I wanted was a bloody slasher film that took Groundhog Day and turned it into an excuse for increasingly ridiculous death sequences. What I got was a P...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Horror Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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Review: Isn't It Romantic

The romantic comedy genre gets a lot of hate for playing into tropes and repeating itself over and over again. The thing is, it's been around so long now that making fun of those tropes and subverting them has become part of the genre in an...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Actress

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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The Top 5 Movies of Sundance 2019

119 movies were lucky to be selected as part of the 2019 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. Of the 119, I was able to watch 15. 15 films in four and half days isn't anything to be ashamed of, but it might have been higher if I didn't go...

 
 
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Review: Velvet Buzzsaw

Dan Gilroy burst onto the directorial scene after years of screenplay writing with Nightcrawler. It was a disturbing and thought-provoking film that blended the genres of horror, thriller, drama, and arthouse seamlessly, all while offering ...

 
 
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Apple expected to launch their streaming service in April

Tech companies want in on the entertainment industry, and Apple is emerging as the latest challenger. According to reports, the house that built the iPhone has been whispering to entertainment companies that its subscription service will be...

 
 
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Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

There's a certain magic to the perfect childhood movie. It involves the right mix of high adventure, coming of age, poor parental supervision, and the innocence of youth. The 80s was jam-packed with movies that somehow nailed this (or maybe...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria Remake (Part Two)

Welcome back to the second and final part of this in-depth look at Luca Guadagnino’s homage/remake of Suspiria. It was one of the most divisive horror movies of 2018, and while I admire the film, I’m still not sure if I necessar...

 
 
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Roma, The Favourite lead 2019 Oscar nominations

What a season it's been, and it all comes down to this! That's right, everyone's favorite sport, the illustrious Academy Awards, is in full swing. Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani announced the nominations for the 91st Oscars cere...

 
 
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Review: Glass

I have one line from Unbreakable in my head after viewing Glass. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) has accepted his status as a superhuman being and calls Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), asking him what he's supposed to do. "It's all right to be ...

 
 
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Matt's five best movies of the year you didn't go to see

I'll admit it. Most years I'm pretty in line with everyone else's opinions of the best movies. I like to pretend I'm super original and trendy and can pick out those indie classics that no one else watched because I'm so with it, but I'm no...

 
 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Super: Broly

I don't think I'm being hyperbolic when I say that Dragon Ball Z is one of the most important anime to ever exist. For many, Dragon Ball Z was how we became diehard anime fans in the first place. I remember watching Toonami as a kid and bei...

 
 
 
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Netflix's prices are going to go up again

It hasn't been that long since Netflix raised the price of their streaming service but the insanely successful carrier, hot off winning multiple awards and praise for Roma, is about to do it again. The service announced today that prices fo...

 
 
 
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Review: The Upside

As the years go on I'm actually starting to appreciate January more. Every movie gets a bit of a break during January because of lowered expectations and a universal need to stop watching depressing dramas and overblown action movies. There...

 
 
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Review: A Dog's Way Home

Greetings, humans. I am Lacey. I am the pupper of Jesse. I am here to tell you all of the new doggo movie, A Dog's Way Home. Why is Jesse not telling you of this new movie? Because my human is sleepy. He came back from the movie theater lat...

 
 
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Review: The Punisher (Season 2)

Frank Castle has a dilemma that he will not admit to. For the first few episodes of The Punisher season 2, the character, as played by Jon Bernthal, is trying to move past his Punisher lifestyle and find new enjoyment in life, but as he fin...

 
 
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Review: Wayne (Season 1)

[Note: This review is for the first half of Wayne, Season 1, all that was made available to us prior to the series debut.] Tell me if you’ve seen this movie before: a loner hero type with a moral compass that’s written in s...

 
 
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Flixist's worst reviewed movies of 2018

2018 may have had some truly phenomenal movies, but never forget that every year has its share of garbage. 2018 may not have had the smelliest garbage, but trash is trash no matter how you slice it. Thankfully audiences seemed to wise up th...

 
 
 
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A night of actual surprises at the Golden Globes

Most years the awards season is pretty predictable. There's the one or two nominations that surprise folks but they never actually win. The frontrunners are the frontrunners because they win. Well, last night the Golden Globes actually...

 
 
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Flixist's best reviewed movies of 2018

2018 has come and gone and while the writers at Flixist are hammering away their best of 2018 lists, it's important to look back on all of the quality titles that came out over the past 365 days. To that end, we've collected together here o...

 
 
 
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Review: Stan & Ollie

For some reason, I grew up watching a good amount of Laurel and Hardie comedies. Now, this wasn't as pervasive as Abbott and Castello, but I knew my classic vaudeville double acts pretty well as a young lad. That's probably not true for mos...

 
 
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Review: Vice

I always find it amusing when people criticize actors and Hollywood in general for talking about politics and when people say that actors should stay out of politics because their job is to entertain audiences, not preach to them about poli...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Welcome to Marwen

Robert Zemeckis is a storied director with a wonderful reputation for enjoyable and uplifting movies that also contain in them a deeper more personal tale of overcoming adversity. Forest Gump is one of my favorite movies because of its fant...

 
 
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Review: Bumblebee

Michael Bay lost it somewhere along the way. Sure, he was always grandiose and absurd, but his action held together and his movies were fun. Look back at any of his classics and they are still exactly that. At one point, he was a good actio...

 
 
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The 300 Week 50: Spidies of the Spider-Verse, Unite!

Hey there, friendly neighborhood readers, and welcome back to The 300, my amazing and spectacular attempt to see more than 300 movies in theaters in 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to exp...

 
 
 
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Review: Roma

Thinking about the opening shot of Roma brings tears to my eyes. The centerpiece film at the 2018 New York Film Festival is a masterful display of Alfonso Cuaron’s craft, and how the magic of filmmaking can situate the mind in a speci...

 
 
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Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The story of Spider-Man has been told a number of times through different mediums, but animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may be the first Spidey movie to admit it. Not only does this movie own that fact, but it makes this the ...

 
 
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Review: Backtrace

I woke up at 11:30 a.m. this morning to my phone alarm, before setting it to snooze and drifting back to sleep for another half-hour. Just after noon, I crawled like caterpillar out of bed, my feet hitting the cold floors of my apartment. M...

 
 




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2050"Emotionless as a blow up doll"

 

Alita: Battle Angel"Do androids dream of anime fight scenes?"

 

Happy Death Day 2U"Timey Wimey"

 

Isn't It Romantic"No, no it is not"

 

Birds of Passage"Bye bye birdie"

 

Cold Pursuit"Taken 4"

 

The LEGO Movie: The Second Part"Some pieces might be missing, but it's still a great set"

 

The Amityville Murders "The Godfather but set in a haunted house"

 

Crossbreed"You never cross the breeds!"

 

Miss Bala"Can't get out of the pageant"

 

Velvet Buzzsaw"What is art?"

 

Piercing"It's all about penetration"

 

The Conners (Season One)"The kids are mediocre"

 

Sundance 2019 : Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"Zac Efron goes from heartthrob to heartless monster"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season One)"Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego?"

 

Can You Ever Forgive Me?"Of course I can, Melissa McCarthy!"

 

Don't Come Back from the Moon"With all the men gone, the boys became men"

 

Glass"Half-empty"

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly"Jiren, eat your heart out"

 

On the Basis of Sex"A blast from the past"

 

Time Freak"When at first you mess up at love, build a time machine"

 

Capernaum"An imperfect but affecting piece of realist filmmaking"

 

If Beale Street Could Talk"Trust love all the way"

 

Buffalo Boys"Shouldn't work as well as it does"

 
 
 
 
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