High Life is an Examination of the Psychological Effects of Guilt Couched in Sci-Fi

************************This review contains spoilers**************************** Guilt is one of the more devastating emotions that humans can feel, one that can linger and fester over long periods of time and affect every level of our well-being and existence. As any…

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Hotel Mumbai Explores Heroism, Courage, and Terror in a Powerful Yet Nuanced Thriller

Courageousness is a trait that all of us hope to house within ourselves, something that we all profess to utilize when situations arise that call for it. The reality is however, that none of us can truly know…

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Shazam Uses Laughs and Comic Book Spectacle to Impart the Importance of Family

Family can at once be the thing that most grates our nerves and what keeps us afloat during the most trying of times. Our early development and socialization is driven almost exclusively by our families as they are…

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Us Explores the Peril of Hiding Mistakes in an Allegory for Modern America

************************This review contains spoilers**************************** “Once upon a time, there was a girl. The girl has a shadow; the two were connected.” Us is the hotly anticipated follow-up to writer/director Jordan Peele’s paradigm shifting directorial debut Get Out. The…

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Triple Frontier Presents a Story of Greed and Vengence Amidst an Allegory for Modern Warfare

************************This review contains spoilers**************************** In Triple Frontier, former Special Forces operative and current mercenary Santiago “Pope” Garcia (Oscar Issac) becomes disenchanted after a career of service for the United States military and years of attempting to put a…

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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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