Articles tagged: movie review


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Turn Every Page documents a legendary literary duo’s fear of legacy, mortality, and… semicolons?

Gottlieb showcases her artistic talent through this emotional journey of their respective lives, legacy, and love

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Bones and All’s writing is just bare bones: This cannibalistic romance lacks real depth

The romance of Bones and All, despite what it lacks in its writing, shines through in its cinematography.

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Armageddon Time: The power of white privilege

In this semi-autobiographical film, Gray attempts to show the power, privilege, and advantages of being white in America. 

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She Said offers an engaging (if imperfect) look at the story behind the #MeToo Movement

Adapted from the 2019 book of the same name, She Said (2022) doesn’t directly grapple with the impacts of the article that started it all.

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Empire of Light bites off more than it can chew

In this ’80s period film, Colman portrays Hilary, a middle-aged movie theater manager in an English coastal town.

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Legacy honored as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tenderly chaperones its audience through grief and loss

But the movie is an ode to Boseman. Wakanda Forever is, at its core, a story of grief, resilience, and recovery.

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Smile is an entertaining horror film that squanders its thematic potential

Perhaps this recent shift in consumer interest helps make sense of the seeming contradiction between Smile’s aggressive promotion and thematic scope. 

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Black Adam: A boring attempt

2/10. Less than mid.

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Aftersun is all hazy memories and melancholy

Sunshine, salt air, and sadness color this stunning portrayal of a father-daughter bond.

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Cleanse your palettes: The Menu is a meal you won’t want to miss

Once you’ve peeled back its layers, The Menu proves to be a clever satire on food culture as well.

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Good Night Oppy: a story of human love and innovation

Good Night Oppy (2022) looks at the most human thing we’ve sent to Mars: twin rovers named Spirit and Opportunity.

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My Policeman is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful portrait of forbidden love and its consequences

My Policeman ensures that despite their relationship’s foretold end, viewers will experience the heartbreak alongside the characters as they attempt to navigate the ramifications of the 1950s’ restrictive social culture.

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Hellraiser (2022) is a twisted lesson in remaking a horror classic

  After a wait of more than 30 years, our favorite “explorers in the further regions of experience” have made their sinister return to the screen, just in time for... Read more

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Ticket to Paradise is the ultimate feel-good getaway

If watching George Clooney and Julia Roberts play beer pong was not on your 2022 bingo card, you are not alone.

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Triangle of Sadness is a parable about beauty and excess

But the film truly shines when dissecting the economic value of beauty as it exists today with Instagram influencers and their ilk.

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Amsterdam’s star-studded style can’t make up for its lack of heart

While the movie may be entertaining, it isn’t engrossing: its biggest shortcoming is prioritizing style while not having enough substance.

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The Banshees of Inisherin digs deep into a breakup like no other

Discussions of loneliness and niceness and greatness all weave together to produce a profoundly philosophical masterpiece.

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Moonage Daydream wants you to experience David Bowie, not understand him

In this film, narrative doesn’t just take a backseat to style; it’s not even allowed in the car. 

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There isn’t much to love about Love In The Villa

Romeo and Juliet is undeniably one of the world’s greatest love stories. But as any middle school English student will tell you, it is also one of the most devastating.... Read more

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is wacky, weird, and wonderful

Shawn Mendes as a singing crocodile is objectively absurd, and yet, I loved it.