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Op-ed: ‘6 Underground’ Should Be Classified as a Form of Pollution

It might sound ridiculous to call Michael Bay an auteur, but when it comes to large scale action presented to you in the most machismo and commercialized way possible- there is no greater artist than Bay. The director began his career making music videos before shifting towards commercials, where his campaigns for Miller Lite and…

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‘Dolittle’ Review – A Bizarre and Expensive Mess

Dolittle starts out well enough and may trick you into believing that you are about a watch a decent, if not somewhat bland, children’s adventure. After an animated introduction, we see the young Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett), out hunting with family. Stubbins, as he is called throughout the film, is kind and does not wish…

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‘Richard Jewell’ Review – Clint Eastwood’s Kind Tale is Engrossing, Understated, and Moving

July 27th, 1996, a bomb exploded at Centennial Park in midst of the Summer Olympics. Two people died. A tragedy that has been largely forgotten, whether it be the mistreatment of Jewell or the bombing. Clint Eastwood's film is fantastically well-made, moving, and full of heart. Starring Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya, BlacKkKlansman), Kathy Bates,…

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‘Underwater’ Review – A Surprisingly Solid Subterranean Thrill

Underwater, the new horror thriller from director William Eubank (The Signal), has received multiple comparisons to Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien. There is certainly some merit in this praise. Both films feature a tight-knit crew working together in a confined space- for Alien it is a merchant vessel in the farthest reaches of space, for Underwater…

1917 review – Enthralling, Immersive and Stylish

Billed as a 'one-take' film, 1917 is a series of continuous shots put together to give the impression of an ongoing camera always filming, and never stopping. It's a simple story, we essentially follow the two leads through war-torn battle fields and trenches as they try to deliver an important message to call off an…

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Seberg review – Kristen Stewart’s Decade-Defining Gem is Engrossing, Moving and Sumptuous

Based on the tragedy of actress Jean Seberg, Kristen Stewart stars as the titular actress, in a role that relies on Stewart's understated subtly. Seberg premiered at the Venice Film Festival, it's intensely engrossing and moving. The tragedy of Jean Seberg is an undeniably fascinating topic, Jean suffered under constant surveillance and exposure during the…

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 7 Review – Bringing It All Together

The Mandalorian has continued to delight Star Wars fans with each episode. This is, of course, thanks to its mysterious protagonist, intriguing world-building, familiar imagery, and Baby Yoda. The series' past three episodes have been standalone adventures. First taking Mando (Pedro Pascal) to a village under siege by old Imperial weapons, next to a New…

Cats review – A Whole New Toe-Tapping Feline Wonder

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats stage production, Tom Hooper's much-talked-about film adaptation is a grand musical extravaganza of musically soaring heights. Although it's a film, it most definitely feels like a stage show and if you're into musicals on the stage, you'll tremble before its musical excellence. Cats is a toe-tapping movie musical of…

Star Wars Trilogy review – What Reigns? The Rise of Skywalker, The Last Jedi or The Force Awakens?

Now having seen the final entry in the Skywalker saga, the time is now to look back on the new era of Star Wars films and see how they hold up. In recent years, constant controversy has stalked the online fandom for Star Wars. With a sudden backlash to Rian Johnson's film, contrasting to the…

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review – An Overwhelming Spectacle

It is a period of civil war. It is late 2017. Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) has been fired from Episode IX after having been hired two years prior only to be replaced by JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) the same month, with Chris Terrio (Argo) acting as co-writer. Cut to December, (and although…