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A movie about nothing: The Assistant movie review

As I watched “The Assistant”, written and directed by Kitty Green, that famous pitch of Seinfeld kept swirling in my mind: “A show about nothing”. Lots of creators would call that worthless, some would be excited by the prospect yet lost in the directionless pitfalls of the premise, but there are a few that would […]

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Kind of controversial movies of 2020: Call of the wild and The Hunt

2020, in terms of movies, had a few controversies that honestly flew over my head on most occasions; two stuck out to me as very silly, so I wanted to check them out before getting to the more pressing stuff on my list. First, let me refresh your memory on what the controversies were all […]

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A couple of great concepts and bad executions: The platform and In the shadow of the moon

A movie’s quality can range from perfect to trash, in my opinion, those two extremes are the most compelling; a perfect movie can change your life, your outlook on certain things, and provide an experience that you won’t forget and will stay with you for the rest of your days; a trash movie can shape […]

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Case study: Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is known for its sensory overload, but the most poignant point is found in its absence A lot has been said about Uncut gems since it has come out; Sandler’s Oscar worthy performance, Julia Fox’s incredible portrayal considering this is her first role as an actress, Darius Khondji’s vivid cinematography, Daniel Lopatin’s score, […]

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Why I love Jojo rabbit and how irreverent comedies are not dead.

When I left the theater after the Jojo rabbit screening, I couldn’t help but think about several stuff regarding the movie, but one struck me as odd; this quote from Joker director Todd Phillips about “woke” culture destroying comedies for him. I couldn’t stop thinking about it because I kind of agreed with him at […]

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Bad Boys for life is the best Bad Boys movie, but also the least memorable

Michael Bay is, undeniably, one of the most discussed directors of our time; whether it’s because people think he is a hack or how his movies are usually considered trash by critics, but still manage to be multi-million-dollar box-office hits, Bay is a subject of heated discussion amongst film fans. For me, Michael Bay is […]

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A short review of A Star is born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.

A Star is Born is an adaptation of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 versions of the A Star is Born movie. It is directed, co-written and co-starred by Bradley Cooper, but the lead is Lady Gaga as Ally, a young musician helped by Jackson Mein (Bradley Cooper) to find fame, recognition, and her own special […]

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Annihilation and the cost of making movies in 2018

After concluding my viewing of Annihilation on Netflix last night, I was left with a few thoughts; most where about the movie and dissecting its many themes and questions, but the main one was in my mind since it was announced, late last year. Obviously, I am referring to the controversial deal between Paramount and […]

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Avengers: End Game spoiler discussion

End game is a movie like none other; not in terms of quality, but in terms of scope and what it tries to achieve. It tries to satisfyingly wrap up the 21(?!) movies that preceded it, pay homage to them, and set up the next phase of the MCU; at the same time, it has […]

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Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw

Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw and “bold” movies As I go back to previous articles, scanning and looking for ways to improve, I’ve often found a common error that I keep doing due to inexperience or lack of ability: When I don’t like a movie or find it more disappointing than fulfilling, yet I still find […]