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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

By | Oct 6, 2021 | Reviews

The first Venom appeared to have been released from a time capsule dated 2005. Here was a superhero film that outside of leads Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams had none of the pretense or associated quality that has developed around the genre in the past decade and a half. It had a titular single by […]

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No Time to Die

By | Oct 6, 2021 | Reviews

No Time to Die, the 25th official James Bond movie, is a film with a lot to prove: it’s been six years since Spectre (meaning it’s been nine since the last good film, Skyfall), and the world has changed greatly in the meantime, meaning the pressure on Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing to be […]

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Ninjababy

By | Sep 21, 2021 | Reviews

Based on Inga H. Sætre’s graphic novel “Fallteknikk (Fall Technique),” Ninjababy is a Norwegian comedy-drama that tells the hilarious and poignant story of Rakel Pedersen (Kristine Kujath Thorp), a graphic design school dropout who discovers she is six months pregnant. Too late to have an abortion, Rakel looks for someone who can adopt the sneaky […]

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

By | Sep 3, 2021 | Reviews

This is a spoiler-free review, but we will disclose that there is a mid-credits and a post-credits scene. Over the past decade or so, Marvel Studios have produced consistently good-to-great superhero films, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — the studio’s first with an Asian writer/director and lead cast — is no […]

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Five Thoughts on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

By | Aug 27, 2021 | Reviews

Good morrow, peasants, and welcome to our review of Netflix’s animated prequel film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The bottom line is, if you enjoyed the series, you’ll enjoy this movie too. It captures The Witcher’s distinct tone, reinforces its themes, and expands our understanding of Geralt’s present through Vesemir’s past. I’ve said this […]

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The Suicide Squad

By | Aug 9, 2021 | Reviews

Having seen The Suicide Squad twice now, first on HBO Max and later in theaters, one question rang out and began to cohere the hundreds swirling in my mind: how did this get made? Funnily enough that is the same question I asked after seeing the 2016 film. How did writer-director James Gunn convince Warner […]

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Batman: The Long Halloween – Part Two

By | Aug 3, 2021 | Reviews

Fans who have been keeping track know that the animation department for Warner Bros. and DC Comics has, for the most part, been doing a fantastic job with their animated features for over a decade. They have tackled new material, continuations of past iterations and, like this film, adaptations of beloved arcs from the comics. […]

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Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

By | Jul 27, 2021 | Reviews

Origin stories are tricky even with the straightforward narrative of becoming. In the wrong hands they devolve into explainers for how iconic accoutrement are obtained and create the title persona and not emotional narratives that explain character. Some films are efficient about this like in Batman Begins. Other movies decide that we need to know […]

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Old

By | Jul 27, 2021 | Reviews

After concluding his Eastrail 177 Trilogy in 2019, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan returns to the world of comics with a loose adaptation Swiss comic “Sandcastle” by writer Pierre Oscar Levy and artist Frederik Peeters transforming their comic into a new film called Old. Perhaps the biggest twist of the film is there isn’t really one. […]

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Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

By | Jul 13, 2021 | Reviews

You can’t think of certain holidays without thinking of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.  What is Halloween without the Great Pumpkin? What is Christmas without the soundtrack of “Linus and Lucy” in the background?  It’s no surprise, then, that there was such outrage when Apple TV+ acquired the exclusive rights to the Peanuts TV […]

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Black Widow

By | Jul 9, 2021 | Reviews

Black Widow is a film out of time and place. Like its title character, it’s destined to sit at a strange spot in the Marvel Studios pantheon. Black Widow the character is a human assassin who often stands alongside gods to do battle with titans, killer robots, and the great powers of the cosmos. Black […]

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