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The Irishman Movie Review

The Irishman Movie Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

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 their release. Martin Scorsese is undeniably one of the masters of this particular genre, with him...

Midway Movie Review

Aircraft Carrier

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

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 victory and imparted irreparable damage to the Japanese fleet. It’s also a battle well suited...

The Lighthouse: Movie Review


Thomas Farrell, Contributor

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 and The Wailing. This is probably on account of their low budgets, high returns, and polarizing nature...

Rambo: Last Blood Review


Thomas Farrell, Writer

October 12, 2019

Rambo is one of the great American movie franchises. The entries are ostensibly all action movies, but ones that occasionally tap into deeper questions about war, loneliness, and the alienation veterans experience when they come home. This past September, the fifth film in this almost 40-year-old franchise...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, good but not compared to the hype

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, good but not compared to the hype

Adam Erickson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

This past summer there were many highly anticipated movies that came to theaters. None, however, had higher expectations than the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film had a powerhouse of big names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino....

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