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Film Focus: Memorable Documentaries

Film Focus: Memorable Documentaries

Thomas Farrell, Contributor April 6, 2022

With the explosion of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu has also come a deluge of documentaries. They’re easy to make, go viral, and sure to keep people subscribed. Sadly though, most of these...

The Batman Review

The Batman Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 23, 2022

It’s that time in the never-ending cycle of remakes and reboots for yet another “dark and gritty” take on the Batman universe. It’s worked to great effect for the last few decades and most recently...

Death on the Nile Review

Death on the Nile Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 17, 2022

Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express was quite the surprise. The high production values shone through with both the star-studded cast...

The Last Duel Review

The Last Duel Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 4, 2022

Ridley Scott has had a troublesome last few years. While he’s had no trouble securing millions of dollars to make movies, the critical reception of them has been less than stellar. 2017’s Alien: Covenant...

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...

Red Notice takes Netflix by Storm

Red Notice takes Netflix by Storm

Charlie Eggers, Contributor December 1, 2021

On November 5th, 2021, Netflix Subscribers were pleased to receive a Netflix original movie called Red Notice. The action and comedy films starred big Hollywood names such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,...

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...

Horrible Halloween Movies: Need Revamping

Horrible Halloween Movies: Need Revamping

Arty Graham, Contributor October 28, 2021

After 40 years, we find Jamie Lee Curtis playing the same role of Lori Strode in the first "Halloween" movie. As of late, Halloween movies have been lacking in originality, and the same  cliche themes...

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,...

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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