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Movie Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Article By: Alice-Ginevra Micheli   Netflix has found itself swimming ambitious waters, producing hundreds of films in order to give filmmakers a chance to tell their stories in their own way. Some have been masterpieces and some...well, have not. Their newest entrant, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, has quickly become a

Arthouse Spotlight: MADELINE’S MADELINE (2018) Review

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ezPTjSSPw Inspired by strolls through the Huntington Art Collection in Pasadena, I wrote a piece several years ago about how certain movies from certain filmmakers need to be assessed differently than mainstream films because they share more in common with the stuff you see in an art museum

Movie Review: Wildlife

Article By: Alice-Ginevra Micheli   Whenever an actor wants to foray into the world of directing, a communal breath is held. While they might be commendable in the roles they’ve played, who’s to say that their talents extend to a much more demanding and, arguably, important role? These were some thoughts that

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Article by: Anthony Florez   At the Alamo Drafthouse's showing of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, I made sure to order a solid microbrew before the film started, something with a lot of kick and a high alcohol percentage. Once we were underway, I put up an order card to make sure another

Blu-Ray Review: Molly’s Game

Despite its popularity, poker hasn’t been the most common topic of movies, and films that featured it aren’t known for their box office success. For instance, titles like Deal (2008) and The Grand (2007) had at best, a lukewarm reception in cinemas. Runner Runner (2013) fared relatively better in terms

Movie Review: EIGHTH GRADE (2018)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8lFgF_IjPw Towards the end of Bo Burnham’s latest standup special, Make Happy — which is reportedly his last one for at least a while — he kneels downstage and brings up the house lights to have a frank talk with (well, “at”, but sort of “with”) his audience. He

Movie Review: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enH3xA4mYcY In the surreal, alternate-reality Oakland where Sorry To Bother You takes place, the most-watched TV show is a gameshow called I Got the S#*@ Kicked Out of Me. Each week, 150 million people nationwide tune in to watch willing contestants get brutally bloodied for a chance to

Movie Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Article By: Alice-Ginevra Micheli   In terms of questionable sequels, this is one of the clearest examples in recent memory. Coming from a seemingly stand-alone well-rounded political thriller, the fact that another in the same universe was soon to follow was baffling even for the most experienced moviegoers. With expectations low and its

Movie Review: ISLE OF DOGS (2018)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt__kig8PVU In his original review in Variety, Todd McCarthy called the Coen brothers' A Serious Man "the kind of picture you get to make after you've won an Oscar." (Whether he was speaking in generalities about the Coens' success or specifically about No Country for Old Men's Oscar

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