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The Incredibles 2 Review
Despite what I'm about to say in this review I feel kind of sorry for Incredibles 2  because it's a sequel to a popular Pixar movie with a huge fan following that began production a full decade after the initial film's release. No matter how good the film i...
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The Grey Review
Between this film and Where the Wild Things Are  I'm getting really sick of having conflicting opinions about movies I know are basically good. Both are superbly well-made and obviously crafted from a very personal place on the part of their directors and y...
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Where the Wild Things Are Review
Over the past nine years since its release Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are  has gone from the target of skepticism of most audiences and fans of the book to the little movie that could, seen as an under-appreciated gem that managed to keep the origi...
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Upgrade Review
Upgrade  is a film I simultaneously expected and yet didn't see coming from the writer/director of the Saw  franchise. It has the upper-tier grindhouse acting and production design I've come to expect from Blumhouse Productions and has the brutality and gor...
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The Shape of Water Review
The Shape of Water  is a movie that is almost impossible to review objectively because the entire reason for its existence is based on a deeply held set of socio-political ideologies designed to appeal to those who share these beliefs and alienate everybody...
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Carrie Review
Looking back on it now Carrie can pretty much be seen as a template for Stephen King's entire career onward: psychotic bullies, traumatized kid characters, mistaking cultic behavior with what he supposes to be fundamentalism and so on. However, Carrie wasn'...
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Why, Christopher Robin?
This week, Disney released the first trailer to their upcoming film Christopher Robin , which I discovered, to my disappointment, was not  a Finding Neverland  style story of how the Winnie the Pooh  books came to be, but rather a live-action sort-of sequel...
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Red Sparrow Review
I had hoped that Red
Sparrow would engage a very interesting cultural shift, but was crushingly
disappointed by such an uninteresting film. While Russians have never been in
the good graces of American pop culture it’s been some time since I’ve seen a
paran...
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Bioshock Infinite Review
I've never actually reviewed a video game on this blog before, but it was either this or watching the 4 hour long director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven  and I was not in the mood for that, not when there's Avatar  to be binged. The reason I've never reviewed ...
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Fight Club Review
I was originally going to do this weekend's review on 2001: A Space Odyssey , but between school and catching a decent night's sleep I couldn't really find time for watching a 3-hour long meditation on the existence of humanity. Then, I thought I could do a...
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