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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…

‘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…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 2 Review – Precise and Intimate Direction from Rick Famuyiwa

A worthy follow-up to the inaugural episode, the second chapter of The Mandalorian builds upon its predecessor in nearly every aspect. ‘Chapter 2’ takes the series in a slightly different direction. Rather than sharing the first episode’s indulgence in "badass" moments, this episode feels much more subtle and softspoken. This is not to say there…

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Review – Is this what we Should Expect from Disney Plus?

This may sound ridiculous nowadays but Disney used to be a company that took risks. So much of their filmography have been gambles: the avant-garde fusion of classical music and animation in Fantasia, the groundbreaking effects of combining live-action and backlit animation in Tron, or the more mature and interesting deviations from usual formula like The Hunchback…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 1 Review- Defying the Line Between Television and Film

For as long as Star Wars took to be the pop-culture behemoth that it is today, many have wondered if the brand could push borders outside of film. Holiday specials and Ewok spin-offs were the first to test those waters and their infamous tribulations are now but a memory enter The Mandalorian. Lucasfilm has already…