Avatar The Last Airbender Review

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005): One of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time

Nickelodeon cartoons were a staple of the after-school experience for many kids and families during the late 90s to mid-2000s. From Spongebob Squarepants to Invader Zim, some of the most popular shows ever to spawn from the channel emerged during this period. However, one of these shows stands heads and shoulders above the …

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Love Lies Bleeding Movie Review - Stewart and O'Brian

‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Review: A Molotov Cocktail of Brawn, Lust, and Rage (Berlinale)

Queer stories aren’t a new concept. If you look at film history, especially before the Hays Code, you’ll see a vast collection that has been influenced by queer filmmakers since the beginning of Hollywood, even if it’s through fashion, set design, etc. Queer love stories have begun to find a …

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Shoshana Movie Review

‘Shoshana’ Review: Suspenseful and Intriguing but Lacking in Agency

Michael Winterbottom has one of the most prolific filmographies of any contemporary British filmmaker. From docudrama miniseries like This England to black comedies like Greed to Palme d’Or competing projects like 24 Hour Party People, Winterbottom has shown bold experimentation and a refusal to be bound to one singular approach to media. His latest, the period drama Shoshana, is a …

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The Artful Dodger on Hulu Series Review

‘The Artful Dodger’ Series Review: A Fresh Take on a Classic Dickens Story

In November of 2023, Hulu released The Artful Dodger, a thrilling series set in 1850s Australia filled with redemption, love, and social standards. Jack Dawkins (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), a former navy surgeon, is trying to create a life of respectability in the colony. As you witness the drama, betrayal, romance, and redemption that …

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Dune: Part Two Movie Review - Zendaya and Chalamet

Dune: Part Two Review: A Spellbinding Follow-Up Full of Action and Subversion

Denis Villeneuve’s much-awaited sequel to 2021’s spi-fi epic, Dune, is the first truly great film of 2024. Dune: Part Two’s scope is awe-inspiring, its pacing is electric, and the themes it explores are suspenseful and thought-provoking. While a faithful adaptation to its behemoth-sized source material, the ways in which it inverts the formula of …

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All Shall Be Well Movie Review - Ray Yeung - Berlinale

‘All Shall Be Well’ Review: Yeung’s film is a rich and satisfying drama on acceptance (Berlinale)

Ray Yeung’s elegant and tender film All Shall Be Well begins with protagonists Angie (Patra Au Ga Man) and Pat (Maggie Li Lin-Lin) existing happily together as an elderly lesbian couple, their bond silent, no unnecessary words spoken between them as they eat, get ready and walk along an autumnal path. They’ve been …

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How to Have Sex Movie Review - Molly Manning Walker

‘How to Have Sex’ Review: A Quietly Devastating Drama with Mia McKenna-Bruce

Mia McKenna-Bruce Gives a star-making performance in this quietly devastating drama.  The first thirty minutes or so of Molly Manning Walker’s feature directorial debut, How to Have Sex, is highly disorienting. Walker zips through one scene after the next at a breakneck pace as she posits the story as a coming-of-age tale where a group …

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Small Things Like These - Cillian Murphy Berlinale Movie Review

‘Small Things Like These’ Review: Cillian Murphy in a Conversation Starter (Berlinale)

In 2021, Claire Keegan’s novel on the Magdalene laundries Small Things Like These was released to acclaim, going on to be shortlisted for the famous Booker Prize. The turnaround between a book’s release and a film adaptation being made can vary, with some taking years to find their adaptive footing. In the case of Small …

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Love Me Kristin Stewart Steven Yeun Movie Review from Sundance

‘Love Me’ Movie Review: Strange love with Stewart and Yeun (Sundance)

Sundance thrives on a level of strangeness within their films. Some premises are so absurd one wonders if they can be successful. This year’s festival alone offered plenty of surrealist entertainment. Movies like Presence, Loves Lies Bleeding, and Freaky Tales delivered a level of hyper-stylized fantasy. It helped the festival to give audiences …

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Annihilation Movie Review with Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac

‘Annihilation’ Movie Review

Annihilation is a 2018 sci-fi horror film directed by Alex Garland and written by Alex Garland and Jeff VanderMeer. VanderMeer also wrote the novel the movie is based on. I love this movie dearly. I was already interested in watching this movie because it features Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson. But hardly anyone knows about it. And that’s because it …

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Madame Web Movie Review, with Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, and more

‘Madame Web’ Movie Review: A Hilariously Enjoyable Disaster

Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. To say the least, it’s been a mixed bag. Venom, a film I thoroughly enjoyed for its edgelord sensibilities, made a mint at the box office despite negative critical reception. Its sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, fared much better critically and commercially, but Sony’s next take on adapting …

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Shoplifters Movie Review - KORE-EDA HIROKAZU

‘Shoplifters’ Review: Kore-eda’s Clear Vision Makes a Remarkable Movie

Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese language film directed, written, and edited by the amazing Hirokazu Kore-eda. The movie tells the story of a found family that relies on shoplifting to survive a life of poverty.  One thing I love the most about Shoplifters is how it focuses on found families. This family is built …

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Welcome Home Franklin - 3 - Interview with Craig Schultz Robb Armstrong and Raymond S Persi

‘Welcome Home, Franklin’ Interview with Craig Schulz, Robb Armstrong & Raymond S. Persi

Franklin Armstrong was the first black character in Peanuts. He’s also the character that the newest Snoopy Presents animated special is all about. Welcome Home, Franklin is Franklin’s origin story. First introduced in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at the behest of teacher Harriet Glickman, Franklin was a barrier-breaking character and …

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Lights Out Review - Interview with Director Christian Sesma

‘Lights Out’ Interview with Director Christian Sesma

Who says you can’t direct bone-crunching fight scenes AND, like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? Not Christian Sesma! I hopped on Zoom with the director of the pulse-pounding new action movie Lights Out, starring Mekhi Phifer, Jaime King, Frank Grillo, Scott Adkins, and Dermot Mulroney. Frank Grillo channels his signature intensity in Lights Out as Michael “Duffy” Duffield. It’s the kind of …

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‘Land of Bad’ Interview with Writer and Director William Eubank

Director William Eubank made a name for himself a few years ago at Sundance with the Sci-fi Thriller The Signal and more recently with the Kristin Stewart starring Underwater. He sat down with us over Zoom to talk about his new action movie, Land of Bad. Starring Rusell Crowe, Luke Hemsworth, and Liam Hemsworth (in their first film together!), Milo Ventimiglia, and Ricky Whittle, this …

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