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2021 Winners and losers in film

2021 Winners and losers in film

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 15, 2021

2021 was another challenging year for the film industry. Many films that were supposed to come out this year still have yet to be released, and many of the ones that did come out were still delayed much...

The French Dispatch Review

The French Dispatch Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 2, 2021

Wes Anderson is one of those directors that has such a consistent and striking style that you can determine if a film is his just in a few seconds. The French Dispatch does not break this trend and is...

Last Night in Soho Review

Last Night in Soho Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor November 12, 2021

Edgar Wright is one of the rare directors who’s managed to crank out films that have critical, commercial, and cult success. From the infamous comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz to the adaptation...

Dune: Part 1 Movie Review

Dune: Part 1 Movie Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor October 27, 2021

Dune is one of the most cherished novels of the 20th century, and with good reason. Unlike most of its contemporaries which were concerned with the development of technology and its impact on humanity,...

The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor October 15, 2021

The Sopranos is one of the most cherished American television series of all time. The mix of family drama, comedy, and crime ensured the show had a wide appeal. Unlike films like Casino or Goodfellas,...

Film Focus: Malignant and Cry Macho

Film Focus: Malignant and Cry Macho

Thomas Farrell, Contributor September 29, 2021

Out of all the streaming platforms currently offering “new theatrical movies,” HBO Max seems to have the greatest variety of experiences. Nothing exemplifies this better than the current two films...

2021 Summer movie wrap-up

2021 Summer movie wrap-up

Thomas Farrell, Contributor September 18, 2021

2021 brought a lot of changes to the film industry. Not just in terms of putting production schedules off by at least a year, but for how movies are distributed and watched. Superhero spectacle movies,...

Godzilla vs. Kong Movie Review

Godzilla vs. Kong Movie Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor April 21, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong is the latest film in a long series of attempts to adapt the "kaiju" mythos for American audiences. Previous attempts have mostly failed at this in a spectacular fashion. Most notably,...

Cherry (2021) Film Review

Cherry (2021) Film Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 24, 2021

2021's Cherry is the first post-Marvel project for the Russo brothers, who are best known for directing quite possibly the most successful film trilogy in history, the last three Avengers movies. As such,...

Tom & Jerry (2021) Review

Tom & Jerry (2021) Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 10, 2021

Reportedly stuck in development hell since at least 2009, the live-action/animated hybrid film Tom & Jerry is finally available to view in theaters and stream on HBO Max. The movie is directed by Tim...

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Film Focus: Historical Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 26, 2021

Movies are ostensibly a kind of magic act. They can transport us to any time and place and get us emotionally invested in the lives of people who don't even exist! There are no movies that do this act...

The Little Things (2021) - Review

The Little Things (2021) – Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 10, 2021

The American crime thriller is one of the most crowded genres in all of media. Every year, there is a deluge of content released under this moniker and The Little Things just happens to be one of the most...

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