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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Taika Waititi carries an undeniable charm in his filmmaking. Last years Hunt for the Wilderpeople was one of the most enjoyable experiences and definitely one of the biggest surprises. It's such a refreshing feeling to walk out of a film feeling... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Devil’s Rejects

The Devil's Rejects feels like a film made to be the subject of bold headlines with vivid descriptors. Disturbing, dumb, sleazy, exploitative, sickening, gross, offensive, etc, etc. Yet it's hard to get around how mindlessly entertaining it is. It's a... Continue Reading →

Review: Suburbicon

I've never been very impressed with George Clooney's talents behind the camera, and his weaknesses have never been more apparent than in Suburbicon. This film interested me because of the Coen Brother's contributions to the script, but it ended up... Continue Reading →

Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos is one of the most interesting filmmakers of recent times. His style is undoubtedly his own and it's entirely abrasive. Some people find his films cold and empty and I can't say I blame them. I'm personally in... Continue Reading →

Review: The Snowman

I've always wanted to see what it was like in an editing room or to sit in on an early screening of a film where a group of producers and studio executives sit and jot notes. Watching The Snowman felt... Continue Reading →

Review: The Florida Project

Colors are the first thing to hit you in The Florida Project. Their vibrancy and multitude are striking in a market that leans more toward the visually muted. They're so vivid and bright that you can't help but notice them.... Continue Reading →

Victoria – The Art of the Gimmick

The word gimmick often carries a negative connotation with people associating it as something cheap or lousy. Right off the bat, I want to make it clear that I use the word as a matter of fact rather than something... Continue Reading →

Before We Go – Simplicity Gone Wrong

Before Sunrise is one of my favorite films and its influence ripples all throughout Chris Evans' debut film, Before We Go. It fails, however, to live up to or exceed any of that influence. A high bar to set perhaps,... Continue Reading →

I Saw the Devil – On Revenge

I Saw the Devil is a 2010 Korean revenge thriller directed by Kim Jee-woon. If you haven't seen this film, you probably shouldn't be reading this, but if you have you already know what it's about. And simply put, it's... Continue Reading →

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