With Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios Continues Its Lack of Respect For Its Audience

Captain Marvel features Vers (Brie Larson), a young Kree warrior-hero who, along with her mentor and team leader Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), is in the midst of a years-long intergalactic war between the Kree and the Skrulls. Vers suffers…

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Greta is an Enticing Thriller that Explores Our Growing Loneliness Epidemic

************************This review contains a mild spoiler**************************** “We were meant for love. Not this terrible isolation, Frances.” We are currently living in an era of human history that has connected people around the globe on an unprecedented level. A…

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High Flying Bird Finds Its Voice Too Late

“How do you show a man’s humanity?” “Remind him of his mortality.” High Flying Bird is the story of sports agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) who is navigating the treacherous waters of an pro basketball labor dispute that…

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Braid is an Offbeat Thriller Full of Mystery and Tantalizing Visuals

************************This review contains spoilers**************************** “In this house nothing has changed. I’ve never changed. Here, everything is possible.” Braid features two young women, Petula Thames (Imogen Waterhouse) and Tilda Darlings (Sarah Hay) who are wanted criminals in need of…

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A Tale of Undying Love and Self-Discovery, with Incredible VFX, Powers Alita into Battle

************************This review contains mild spoilers**************************** Visionary director James Cameron’s name has become synonymous with visual wizardry and innovation and he has once again lent his expertise on pushing the limits of what cinema can look like with Alita: …

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Rust Creek Provides Thrills That Are Serviceable but Familiar

Rust Creek finds us in the company of Sawyer (Hermione Corfield), a college senior from Kentucky headed to Washington, D.C. during the week of Thanksgiving for a job interview. Seeking a route around highway traffic, Sawyer follows her…

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Velvet Buzzsaw is a Horror-Tinged Critique of the Intersection of Art and Commerce

************************This review contains spoilers**************************** “So much easier to talk about money than art.” Velvet Buzzsaw transports us to the swanky art scene of Los Angeles following renowned art critic Morf Vandewalt (Jake Gyllenhall), gallery owner Rhodora Haze (Rene…

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Serenity Combines Hardship, Spirituality, and Tech with Neo-Noir Thrills

************************This review contains spoilers**************************** Throughout our time spent on this Earth, we all will experience hardship, pain, and challenges, albeit some more than others. When these tough times hit us, many will often try to find solace in…

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Glass and the Power of Belief

Glass is the third film in a trilogy of films written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that includes 2000’s Unbreakable and 2017’s Split. The third installment find us thrust into Raven Hill Psychiatric Hospital where David Dunn (Bruce…

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The Best Performances of 2018

The year has finished and Oscar season is one again upon us. Before the Academy has all the fun, CinemaBabel has compiled its own list of “nominees” and top picks recognizing the best performances in film this year….

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