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Reviews

The Tragedy of Macbeth | Cinematic & Beautiful

The Tragedy of Macbeth | Cinematic & Beautiful

Joel Coen’s first directorial effort without his brother Ethan, The Tragedy of Macbeth, is unlike anything in their filmography. It contains the theatricality of the Shakespearean play while still being thoroughly cinematic and beautiful, making it an outstanding solo debut. Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Everybody has heard about the tale of Macbeth, either from your high school curriculum or elsewhere. There have been many adaptations of the Shakespearean tragedy, yet most of them haven’t clicked with me, including Justin Kurzel’s 2015 rendition. However, Joel Coen’s adaptation grabbed my attention not only because of the star talent attached…
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The Novice | Cutthroat & Tension-Filled

The Novice | Cutthroat & Tension-Filled

Eve though the Tribeca Film Festival hit, The Novice, has some problems regarding its narrative and pacing, Lauren Hadaway’s stylish directing and Isabelle Furhman’s great performance elevate it to create a cutthroat and tension-filled film about “ax to grind” compulsion. Alex Dall (Isabelle Furhman) is a queer college freshman who wants to join her university’s rowing team. When she hears about the chance of getting onto the varsity boat, Dall takes on an obsessive endurance test to make sure she gets what she wants no matter the cost. She pushes herself to the limit just to outperform her teammates and…
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Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

“BECAUSE THATS NOT WHO HE IS…” - Aunt May If someone would’ve told me Spider-Man: No Way Home would have Avengers: Endgame level audience engagement I would have laughed hysterically and offensively at them. Well, guess who’s laughing now… not me. Marvel and Sony, however, are all the way to the bank, as No Way Home exceeds every expectation I ever imagined it could and is POSSIBLY the GREATEST COMIC BOOK FILM OF ALL TIME! Spider-Man perched atop a light in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. Spider-Man: No Way Home is the exclamation point to one of, if not,…
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Red Rocket Review | Sean Baker’s Best!

Red Rocket Review | Sean Baker’s Best!

Red Rocket is a hilarious yet purposefully ill-mannered character study of a former pornstar that has both Sean Baker and Simon Rex delivering their best work to date. “It might sound crazy, but it ain't no lie baby, bye bye bye!” For some reason, most of Sean Baker’s works haven’t clicked with me. I haven’t figured out the exact reason why. The first film I saw of his was The Florida Project (2017), which left me a bit cold when the credits rolled, yet I admired the cinematography and performances, most notably Bria Vinaite. I then followed it up with…
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West Side Story Review | A Unfortunate Waste of Time

West Side Story Review | A Unfortunate Waste of Time

It saddens me to report that West Side Story is shallow, offensive, and toxic. At the risk of sounding inflammatory I’ll say that this is an outdated narrative that serves as a beautiful example of ego at its most extravagant. -Ouch- I know that’s harsh but, for those of you still here, allow me to elaborate. The Jets and the Sharks are rival street gangs who have been fighting over control of Upper West Side Manhattan for a handful of years. Just as things are coming to a breaking point Romeo-- I mean Tony, meets Maria--I mean Juliet-- I mean…
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Licorice Pizza | Review

Licorice Pizza | Review

With uproarious one-scene celebrity cameos, a revelatory magnetic lead duo, a great jukebox soundtrack, and a hilariously-sharp script that radiates nostalgia and warmth, Licorice Pizza is Paul Thomas Anderson’s most effervescent and quick-witted film since Punch Drunk Love. “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times...” The late 60s and early 70s were tumultuous times for the rough rowdy crowds, flower power, music revolution, cultural change, technological invention, the insurrection of cinema, and the multitude of aching crises. Many films have captured the lifestyles of those decades from different perspectives and social statuses, for example, Beyond…
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Nightmare Alley | Mesmerizing and Bold

Nightmare Alley | Mesmerizing and Bold

Mesmerizing and bold, Nightmare Alley is a master class in cinematography. Guillermo del Toro once again delivers unmatched visuals that astonish and delight, taking us on a journey that, though not as strong as one would hope, manages to linger in the back of your mind. Unfortunately the narrative doesn’t land quite as strong managing to, somehow, leave us wondering when was the last time we fervently loved something that left us so disheartened. Bradley Cooper in the film NIGHTMARE ALLEY. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved A man with a dark past and…
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Bruised | Review

Bruised | Review

Bruised but not broken, Halle Berry’s directorial debut falls to the mat early and often at the hands of a clichéd and surface level screenplay. Thankfully, it’s her leading role that allows her to beat the count. Elevated by the Oscar Winner’s star power and deeply emotional heart wrenching performance, Halle’s Career behind the camera lives to fight on. Jackie Justice was at the top of the UFC ranks until her biggest fight to date alongside a life altering decision induced a crippling panic attack that led her to leave the sport behind entirely. Depression, Alcoholism, and the daily struggle…
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Julia Review | Inspirational Legend

Julia Review | Inspirational Legend

Julia shines a lovely spotlight on the icon Julia Child. No surprise that I love food documentaries and this is no exception. A well directed, well paced doc with strong interviews and even stronger footage that give us a peek into the inspiring life of the mother of cooking shows. When Julia Child came on the scene she was unlike anyone people had seen on television. An unlikely star, if you will. She knew who she was and gave herself to the audience in a way that was undeniably genuine and warm. She was knowledgeable, funny, and business savvy. But,…
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The Beatles: Get Back | Review

The Beatles: Get Back | Review

Where to start with The Beatles, the reputed best band of all time? The 1960s, or the decade of musical reinvention where some of the best artists of all time inaugurated their legendary careers: The Rolling Stones, Big Brother, and the Holding Company who later introduced the world to Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Monkees, etc. However, one band stood out amongst them all. The visionary quartet of John, George, Paul, and Ringo: The Beatles. Every single record is a classic well-cherished by many music fans worldwide-- Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, A Hard Day’s Night,…
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