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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,...

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...

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...

The Social Dilemma Review

The Social Dilemma Review

Adam Erickson, Contributor October 22, 2020

For those unfamiliar, the Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that investigates the dangerous repercussions of social networking and the internet as a whole. The documentary is unique in that fact...

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...

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor February 8, 2020

1917, a film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes, follows the journey of two ordinary British Army soldiers who are given an extraordinary task: deliver a message through a war zone to a British...

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

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

Thomas Farrell, Contributor 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

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...

Aircraft Carrier

Midway Movie Review

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...


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...


Joker vs Society

Thomas Farrell, Writer 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...


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...

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