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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 4 Review – A Nuanced Serve From Director Bryce Dallas Howard

It comes with great pleasure to say that The Mandalorian has been anything but stale so far. Each week has delivered new surprises that have only hooked viewers' investment deeper. Last week's episode, The Sin, was action-packed and gratifying on different levels. The show puts much-needed pressure on the brakes with Chapter 4, subtitled Sanctuary. Everyone…

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DiscussingFilm’s Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Every Cinephile in Your Life

This list was curated and written by Courtney L. and Andrew J. S. Happy Holidays from the staff at DiscussingFilm! The new year is upon us and with it arrives the well-known habit of procrastinating in buying holiday gifts. To make things easier for our readers, we have compiled a list of items that fit…

B.J. Novak Set To Direct 'Vengeance' For Blumhouse (EXCLUSIVE)

We have learned that B.J. Novak is set to write and direct 'Vengeance' for Blumhouse Productions. Although plot details are currently unknown regarding the film, we can infer that when researching the title 'Vengeance' on Google, the definition for the noun is "punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong." What does this…

BAFTA Preview – Willem Dafoe BAFTA: A Life in Pictures

'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' is a long-running series of interviews conducted live in which some of the world's top talent have attended, giving insights into their career and experiences working on their films. The series has hosted interviews with talent including David Fincher, Kenneth Branagh, Martin Scorsese, Alan Rickman, Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, Keira…

‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Review – Kevin Smith’s Splendid Journey of Extreme Hilarity

Kevin Smith returns to the View Askewniverse and his beloved characters, Jay and Silent Bob, in this self-knowing comedy of ridiculous power. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot had me thinking I was about to die, that is how hilarious and pitch-perfect Smith’s film is. Completely ridiculous, raunchy, outlandish and silly, it is the perfect stoner…

The Nightingale review – A Revenge Tale Masterpiece of Grief and Anguish

An unforgiving grief stricken revenge tale of mythic properties. Jennifer Kent’s second feature is a unforgettable triumph, confined to Academy ratio, we are launched into a world of staggering horror and atrocities of devilish qualities. A historic gothic that defines Kent as a director at the height of her masterful powers, an ongoing sense of…

‘Frozen II’ Review – Bold, Bloated, and Beautiful

Proper theatrical sequels to Disney animated films are a very rare thing. Not counting Pixar, the only animated sequels that Disney has given a wide release are The Rescuers Down Under, Return to Never Land, The Jungle Book 2, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Frozen II is the fifth one to be added to this exclusive…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 3 Review- This is Most Definitely the Way

The Mandalorian has delivered another stellar episode, further exhibiting the power television can deliver in roughly 30 minutes. The majority of discourse surrounding Chapter 3, simply subtitled The Sin, will rightfully revolve around its director. With this episode, Deborah Chow (Mr. Robot, Jessica Jones) became the first woman to ever direct live-action Star Wars content. It…

‘Klaus’ Review – This New Holiday Classic is a Beautiful Comeback for Traditional Animation

We have a brand new holiday classic on our hands. Klaus, the directorial debut of animator and writer Sergio Pablos, is a welcome return to the holiday season's magical feelings of warmth and wonder. It is also the triumphant return of beautiful and traditional 2-D animation for a feature film, meticulously done by Pablo’s own…

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Review – Heart-warming, Classical, and Century-Defining

Frank Capra's entrancing masterpiece, It's a Wonderful Life has been embraced generation after generation as a holiday classic. Not many films bring joy and tears to families and avid-film-watchers worldwide like this one does. Now being released in restored and remastered Blu-ray form, you can watch Capra's century defining masterpiece like never before. Restored using…