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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity Wars

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity Wars is the culmination of all the Marvel movies in the past decade, as the Avengers- old and new- must face their biggest threat yet: Thanos. The movie is directed by the Russo brothers and stars Robert Downing Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and many others in the ensemble cast […]

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What is Terminator: Dark Fate?

The title is a genuine question I’ve been struggling with since I saw the movie last night, and I’m not baffled by the concept or the genre; I’m simply pondering the most easily solvable dilemma when it comes to movies: Is it good or bad? I’m not talking about other people, fans of the series, […]

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Joker

Leading up to the release of Joker, you could not browse social media, talk to friends, watch TV, or simply exist around other people, without hearing a “hot” take about the new Joker movie; it was either the most controversial and evil release of modern cinema or the best movie ever that’s going to be […]

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Ready or Not

In previous articles, I’ve stated my love for smaller, indie studios and movies, because of the lack of cynicism in their work and their genuine interest in pursuing their artistic goals, meanwhile contributing to their industry with a unique perspective on a subject or means to execute a concept, without the more egregious, “business” elements […]

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IT: Chapter Two

Another 3 hour, long-anticipated, September release to discuss; this time it’s the 2nd and final chapter of the modern IT adaptation. When the first one released, it surprised fans with how creepy, faithful, and compelling the end result was, but can the 2nd chapter live up to its predecessor (spoiler alert: It can and it […]

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Once upon a time in Hollywood

Flashbacks, foot fetishes, sudden outburst of violence, great yet obscure songs, characters that speak like him; love him or hate him, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most renowned directors working today and every time a movie he directs is released, there’s a buzz in the industry and his fans are brimming with excitement and […]

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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 its core premise or execution interesting and […]

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The most boring movie of 2019

In the past couple of years, a trend has started rising which I’m a big fan of: Action-oriented spy movies, starring bad-ass women like Atomic Blonde (which I really enjoyed) and Red Sparrow (which I didn’t enjoy as much). They offered something different in story-telling, style, and action, in a sea of same-looking blockbusters, with […]

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Detective Pikachu review

When the initial announcement for a Detective Pikachu movie adaptation came, I was initially skeptical; Japanese material brought over to Western productions and specifically adapted from Hollywood haven’t always delivered on the original’s quality or captured its spirit. However, as more of the cast got announced and more promotional material got released, I was given […]

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Captain Marvel Review

For a long while, comic book movies were centered around men; male superheroes learning to use their powers, grizzled dudes dealing with the responsibilities of being a hero, etc. But in 2016 Wonder Woman struck a core that Hollywood was seemingly unaware of: Trying something new, with finesse, precision, and passion is more than enough […]