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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...

HBO Max: a variety of content that will please everyone

HBO Max: a variety of content that will please everyone

Thomas Farrell, Contributor January 28, 2021

There are hundreds of streaming services currently competing for your time, money, and attention. From the broad appeal of Netflix to the uber-niche nature of Full Moon Features, there’s certainly an...

Film Focus: Christmas movies

Film Focus: Christmas movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 11, 2020

While Christmas will probably look very different this year for a lot of people, we can at least count on one thing to stay the same – our favorite Christmas movies. However, there are so many Christmas...

Film Focus: Director's cuts

Film Focus: Director’s cuts

Thomas Farrell, Contributor 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

Thomas Farrell, Contributor 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

Thomas Farrell, Contributor 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...

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Film Focus: Horror Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor 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

Thomas Farrell, Contributor 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...

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