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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

Movie Review: Ready Player One

Article by: Anthony Florez   I really enjoyed Ready Player One.  As far as critical analysis, that's not exactly the kind of concise deconstruction I go for, but it's difficult to avoid over-complicating a thing that isn't very complicated. The fact that I liked it came as a kind of surprise, however. I read

Jessica Jones: Season Two Review

Article by: Anthony Florez   The second season of Jessica Jones was released on Netflix on March 8th and quietly racked up an 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With the enthusiasm for The Avengers: Infinity War reaching fever pitch and the crossover series The Defenders concluded without any apparent plans for

Predictions: The 90th Academy Awards

Article By: Alice-Ginevra Micheli    Another year, another Oscars, and the excitement in the air is tangible. However, this year has to be one of the most exciting years yet. Not only are the nominees diverse in every way, but so are the films. All but gone are the typical Oscar-bait films

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