Civil War - Alex Garland - Movie Review

‘Civil War’ Movie Review

Alex Garland has a penchant for mutually assured destruction. His writing and, in recent years, his directing revolve around this theme; the Danny Boyle sci-fi masterpiece and Garland written Sunshine (2006) consists of characters debating the moral repercussions of saving another spaceship at risk of losing humanity; Garland’s Annihilation (2018) climaxes with a symbiotic reflection of …

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Back to Black Review

‘Back to Black’ Movie Review – A Shallow and Insulting Portrayal of Amy Winehouse

I consider biographies – better known as biopics – to be one of the most challenging narrative types to adapt for the big screen. From the inevitable bias towards the usually eponymous person, especially if the production involves family members, to the common trap of only telling what best serves …

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‘Tracker’ Season 1 Episode 8 Review – Camden (spoilers)

The 8th episode of the Justin Hartley-led Tracker aired on CBS earlier tonight. Hartley plays Colter Shaw, a “rewardist” who helps find missing people and missing things for the reward money. Shaw has an interesting past thanks to his survivalist dad, who has given him skills that make him really good at his job. With …

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Masters of the Air Series Review

‘Masters of the Air’ Series Review – Spielberg and Hanks’ new WWII story

If there are two people you can trust with World War II, it’s Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks; Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and even Greyhound are all great films and series depicting land and sea combat during WWII. This time though, Masters of the Air takes viewers on a thrilling and emotional journey through the skies. …

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La Chimera Movie Review

‘La Chimera’ Movie Review: Josh O’Connor and Carol Duarte Save Alice Rohrwacher’s Period Drama

La Chimera is a complicated film to describe, and not necessarily because the story itself is confounding, but because the occupation of our protagonist, Arthur (Josh O’Connor), bewilders all expectations. We meet him as he is recently released from prison and reunite with Sister Flora (Isabella Rossellini) as they await his …

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Monarch Season 1 Review

‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Season One Review

Since 2014, the MonsterVerse has been intertwining iconic monsters with humanity’s struggle for survival. Every project in the franchise has been built upon this rich universe of lore, exploring the breathtaking battles between these gigantic beings while diving deeper into the consequences for mankind. The primary focus of the MonsterVerse …

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The Outside Circle Movie Review

‘The Outside Circle: A Movie of the Modern West’ Review

The so-called Wild West is having a fashionable moment: Beyonce’s newly released Cowboy Carter, Almodovar’s Strange Way of Life, Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon – even Barbie’s iconic outfit for the real world in Gerwig’s film – show that cultural collective fascination with the fashion and mindset of the Old West are far from exhausted. The Outside Circle: A Movie of …

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The Greatest Hits Movie Review

‘The Greatest Hits’ Movie Review: Emotional, Charming & Predictable Time-Travel Adventure

Romantic time travel movies have become a subgenre unto themselves. Recent films like About Time, Midnight in Paris, and The Time Traveler’s Wife are examples of this. Granted, It has been some time since those stories graced the big and small screen. The Greatest Hits hopes to remind audiences why they’re beloved stories in the first …

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Monkey Man Movie Review - Dev Patel

‘Monkey Man’ Movie Review: The Aggressive Stunt Thriller Lands All Its Punches

Dev Patel exploded into global consciousness in Slumdog Millionaire, the 2008 British smash hit that opened the Western world’s eyes to the cinematic possibilities within India. Since then, Mr. Patel’s roles have largely been in Western films with an Indian setting – the two Marigold Hotel movies, the biopic Lion, and a few thrillers. But even in …

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Godzilla X Kong The New Empire Movie Review

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Movie Review: Unparalleled Monster Mayhem

The beginning of the MonsterVerse with the 2014 movie Godzilla made viewers realize that the franchise might turn out to be very dark and serious. That’s one of the reasons why the original Godzilla (1954) was so successful and is still considered one of the finest movies of all time. However, the makers soon …

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‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Movie Review: Big Screen MonsterVerse Action

Legendary’s MonsterVerse has made it to the fifth film in its franchise, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which is a big accomplishment. Following the events of the 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong film, our title characters are living their own lives on separate levels of the Earth; Kong lives in Hollow …

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Lousy Carter Movie Review - David Krumholtz

‘Lousy Carter’ Movie Review: Darkly Hilarious and Mean-Spirited Indie

Sardonic humor can be a difficult feat to accomplish in media. Very few feature films or television series have made that humor engaging. HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of the only successful examples. Larry David’s unfiltered nature has set a high bar for curmudgeon-leading men. That has made films with those types of …

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‘A Different Man’ Movie Review: Schimberg’s Fascinating Metatextual Black Satire

In Aesop’s Fables, a set of tales told to children to imbue them with socially correct morals, exists the story of “The North Wind and The Sun.” The iconic fable describes how the anthropomorphic entities of the Wind and the Sun argued between themselves on the best method in getting someone …

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‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Movie Review: A Lightweight Labor of Love

Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke’s Drive-Away Dolls – directed by Coen, written by the pair, and edited by Cooke – has been a long time in the making but arrives at a strange juncture in the Coen extended family’s careers. When Joel and Ethan Coen announced a temporary split and solo projects after decades of operating as the Coen Brothers, all eyes …

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Asphalt City Movie Review

‘Asphalt City’ Movie Review: Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan in Paramedic Drama

Certain movies make a splashy entrance into prestigious film festivals, and while making a grand entrance, those films take time to appear in cinemas. In some cases, that can be a good thing. Recent examples include Martin Scorsese’s Killers of The Flower Moon, which earned ten Academy Award nominations. Whereas other films from …

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In the Land of Saints and Sinners Movie Review

‘In the Land of Saints and Sinners’ Movie Review: A Character Drama Disguised as an Action Movie

Liam Neeson might have one of Hollywood’s most exciting career trajectories. From his Oscar-winning work in the 1990s (Schindler’s List), his career pivoted in 2008. Neeson’s hit action film Taken turned him into a different kind of actor. Flash forward twenty-two years, and he has morphed into an action star. That delivered universally enjoyable cinema …

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