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Film Focus: Director’s cuts

Film Focus: Director's cuts
November 19, 2020

Making a movie in Hollywood can be a great way to realize your artistic vision, but studios will often step in and alter your work into something they deem to be more “marketable.” While this generally...

Film Focus: American Politics

Film Focus: American Politics
November 5, 2020

Election night might be over and done with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the “fun” going by watching a great movie involving the American political process. While there are many of these...

2020 Film recap and upcoming releases

2020 Film recap and upcoming releases
October 21, 2020

While every industry has felt the crunch this year, none has felt it in quite the way the film industry has. Cinemas across the world are shut, attendance is down at ones that are open, film production...

Film Focus: Horror Movies

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October 7, 2020

It’s October yet again, making it the perfect time to indulge in horror movies in the wee small hours of the morning, long past when you should’ve gone to bed. Here are a handful of my personal favorites...

Film focus: action movies

Film focus: action movies
September 24, 2020

Movie theaters are finally opening back up all across the US, but many of us are still apprehensive to go out or don’t think there’s anything worth watching. So rather than go out, we stay home and...

Coronavirus and the movie industry

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April 6, 2020

  Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the entire global economy. Markets are in chaos, people are being furloughed or outright losing their jobs, and anyone not laid off is working...

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Film Focus: Pandemic movies
February 21, 2020

Everyone loves to imagine the apocalypse, and rightfully so, as it can make for some fantastic pieces of fiction. With the Coronavirus carving a path of destruction across China, many are afraid of a global...

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women
February 8, 2020

Joker Joker is the black horse of this year’s Best Picture nominees. It’s a pastiche of '70s and '80s Martin Scorsese films starring one of the most iconic comic book villains – the Joker. Its...

The Irishman Movie Review

The Irishman Movie Review
December 14, 2019

The “gangster epics” rank among some of the most cherished films of all time. Classics like The Godfather, The Untouchables, and Scarface are still watched and enjoyed by audiences decades following...

Midway Movie Review

Aircraft Carrier
November 23, 2019

The Battle of Midway is one of the most infamous battles of World War Two. Occurring six months after Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into the war, America’s outfit naval and air units won a decisive...

The Lighthouse: Movie Review

Lighthouse
November 8, 2019

Horror movies have seemingly become the last refuge for true artistry in popular cinema. Sure, we still get movies like Jigsaw or Unfriended: Dark Web, but we also get incredible films like Hereditary...

Joker vs Society

Clown
October 24, 2019

Joker is undoubtedly one of the year’s greatest success stories. Shot on a budget of $55 million dollars and with a limited advertising presence, it has already made over $700 million dollars worldwide...

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