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Review: ‘True Detective: Night Country’ – Foster & Reis revive the franchise with a spine-chilling horror story

In 2014, HBO stunned everyone with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s epic crime thriller True Detective. Apart from winning several awards, the series became a scintillating hit among viewers. However, the series failed to mesmerize viewers with the subsequent two entries in the anthology, and people asked whether this show should continue. Considering everything, there’s …

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‘Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale’ is a British cauldron of secrets (Pilot review)

Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale is the latest magical fantasy offering from AMC+ and Sundance. The pilot episode premiered for free on Prime Video, with a second episode available simultaneously for subscribers of the premium channels. Starring Elaine Cassidy as Sarah Fenn, Sanctuary’s resident magical practitioner, the show is, at the core, an exploration …

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‘Echo’ First Reactions and Social Reviews

Echo, the first release under the new Marvel Studios Spotlight banner, premieres tomorrow, January 9th, with all five episodes dropping at once on Disney+. The Echo reviews have started trickling out from critics and more. The story follows Maya Lopez (played by Alaqua Cox) as she leaves New York with …

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Review: Sun, Surf, and Sonnets: ‘Anyone But You’ Spins a Shakespearian Spat Down Under

Witty repartee and sexy chemistry spark like fireworks on bridal flowers in Anyone But You, a breezy rom-com down under starring Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney. Anyone But You is a sexy second-chance enemies-to-lovers fake dating contemporary romantic comedy novel come to life in the best ways possible.  It’s got beautiful people with fantastic chemistry, a …

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The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners

Barbenheimer dominated the box office in 2023, but the 81st Golden Globe Awards were all about Oppenheimer winning in almost all the major categories. Christopher Nolan’s biographical drama about J. Robert Oppenheimer took home five trophies, including Best Picture. Nolan won his first-ever Best Director accolade for Oppenheimer, while Cillian Murphy took home the Best Actor (Drama) …

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Review: Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ is an unflinching look at how caste divides the beautiful world

Ava DuVernay is one of the filmmakers who never shies away from showing impactful stories on the big screen. The director floored everyone with Selma, which is considered one of the most well-crafted biopics of recent times. Meanwhile, she delivered hard-hitting projects such as 13th and When They See Us to let everyone know the ugly …

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Review: ‘Society of the Snow’ is a brutally realistic and heartbreaking retelling of disaster

Rugby isn’t a sport we get much of here in America, but it’s one of the primary sports people enjoy watching in other countries. In the early 1970s, a group of rugby players from Uruguay boarded a plane from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Santiago, Chile, for a rugby match. In the …

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Review: ‘Slow Horses’ on Apple TV+ is fast paced and extraordinary with a sharp wit

Slow Horses, now in a third season on Apple TV+,  is one of my new favorite TV shows. It’s been a long time since I’ve found a show that has grabbed my interest and hasn’t left my mind since I finished it, so this show is exhilarating. Slow Horses is adapted from a book …

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Review: ‘American Fiction’ reminds us that stories are more complex than we expect

I live in West Virginia, right in the heart of Appalachia. I love my state, but I don’t always love the way that the people who live here have been portrayed in the media. Poverty porn, like what was featured in both the book and the film Hillbilly Elegy, reduces the …

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Review: ‘Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie’ – Monk still has something to say

Though Mr. Monk is older and grayer, he still has something to say in Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie. Although it’s billed as a comedy, the movie is surprisingly touching with a message about finding meaning and value in our lives. The film, which premiered on Peacock in December, is …

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Review: ‘Perfect Days’ has a simple premise but profound meaning

Wim Wenders is a German writer, director, and producer who has been making movies and short films since the late 1960s. After a quiet decade, Wenders is out with a new film, Perfect Days. Wenders really hit a stride in the 1980s. In 1984, he made a movie that many consider among the greatest arthouse films …

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The 25 best movies of 2023 – from ‘The Killer’ to ‘Oppenheimer’

2023 has been a phenomenal year for movies. From big studio blockbusters to extraordinary indie movies, this year has seen brave new voices taking center stage. If movies like Barbie and Oppenheimer encouraged movie-goers to go to cinema halls in large numbers, small-budget gems such as Past Lives, The Holdovers, and Talk to Me turned out to …

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Review: ‘Infinity Pool’ is a style-over-substance indie film that fails to impress

Infinity Pool is a Brandon Cronenberg psychological thriller that was met with positive reception, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, who plays the protagonist, James Foster, and Mia Goth, who plays Gabi. Both actors have received high praise from many critics for their performances in the film, …

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Review: ‘The Three Musketeers: Milady’ Concludes Martin Bourboulon’s Grand Epic

Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers has gone through many permutations, but Martin Bourboulon’s two-parter, which has allowed France to direct a just – and realist – adaptation of Dumas’ tale, is one of the very best modern book-to-film iterations we’ve seen in ages. And its first installment, D’Artagnan, is also the best part one of …

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Review: ‘The Taste of Things’ is a delectable delight from Trần Anh Hùng

The Taste of Things (or La Passion de Dodin Bouffant) is a new French-language film by director Trần Anh Hùng and distributed by IFC Films in the US. France has submitted it for the best International Feature at the Academy Awards, and it recently made the Oscars shortlist. For myself, I love a great cooking …

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Review: ‘Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom’ is a clumsy finale to the DCEU

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases in theaters this weekend its journey isn’t smooth sailing. Instead, it’s a choppy ride that washes ashore to a jungle land as a frustratingly shallow disappointment. It’s a clumsy end to the DCEU and movie that scratches the surface of greatness, teasing with flashes of …

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