Articles tagged: movie review


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Perfect Days (2024) muses on how to live

Even when reflecting on suffering, Perfect Days urges us that the sadness will pass and perfect days will come again soon.

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The Killer is a comedy hiding in a hitman disguise

The Killer (2023) is a technical masterwork with hawkeye definition.

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Dolls and desires: Unraveling the layers of girlhood in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla

Sofia Coppola's adaptation of Priscilla Presley's memoir exposes the glamorized lures of love and belonging that infiltrated her girlhood.

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In her visually stunning thriller Saltburn, Emerald Fennell boldly interrogates facade

Saltburn is a stirring investigation of external beauty and the insidiousness that foments beneath it.

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Anatomy of a Fall is an autopsy of a marriage story

Anatomy of a Fall starts like a murder mystery, but gradually it discloses the more intimate, painful details of a family.

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Saw X brings you grotesque gore in 4k, but falls slightly flat 

Fan or not, Saw X will make you absolutely squirm in your seats, especially if you can handle it in 4K.

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Dumb Money is a smart movie about the stock market and the power of Reddit

If you mix up Jimmy Buffett and Warren Buffett, or if you’re simply in the mood for a good underdog story, Dumb Money will be right up your alley.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a sincere tribute to Greece, family, and Windex

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 retains the charm and character of the first two films, while diving deeper into the darker themes of grief and belonging. 

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Bottoms: In defense of “ugly, untalented gays”

Brought to life with a hearty dose of queer teen drama, hilarious antics, and endless quotable lines, Bottoms is sure to become an instant classic.

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Barbie: A hot pink return to monoculture

This summer, however, pink has dominated in both the box office and the zeitgeist—so much so that it may have temporarily revived the Anglo-American monoculture. 

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Oppenheimer plays with fire

In Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan is begging us to learn from our past.

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AIR is the perfect sneakerhead movie

The film, shot with the precision and smoothness of Michael Jordan’s own jumper, masterfully honors both the shoe line and the player.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is fun for normal people, too!

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves is a hilarious fantasy heist movie that satisfies both lifelong D&D fans and those who know nothing about the game.

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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has too much goop

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023) fails on nearly every front where its predecessors triumph. 

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If you suspend belief, Sharper may charm you

Stilted dialogue and an unbelievable story blunt Sharper’s self-proclaimed wit. 

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Magic Mike’s Last Dance strips away logic with its barely there plot

Magic Mike’s “final tease” swaps drugs and tear-away pants for pseudo-feminism and an ill-developed romance. 

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Glass Onion adds a new layer to the conventional murder mystery

Director Rian Johnson was faced with an undeniable challenge this time around: how to make a satisfying sequel after such a strong first installment.

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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.