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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Review – A Film Made for Everyone, Ends Up Being For No One

As the SEGA logo appeared onscreen, a fist-bump rose into the air. A true Sonic fan was in the midst and I knew I would be looking to him in order to see whether or not the film fulfilled its promise to the fanbase. Having no prior opinions or even experiences really with Sonic, this…

‘Darth Vader’ #1 Review – A Hauntingly Beautiful Debut for the Dark Lord

Having had two solo title runs since 2015, the Dark Lord of the Sith has led what are arguably the best stories in the extended canon. After a short stint on the main Star Wars series, writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Agents of Atlas) teams with artist Raffaele Ienco (Batman: Sins of the Father) to set out and continue this trend with a beautifully haunting debut to their story in this month’s Darth Vader #1.

‘Queen & Slim’ Review – Passionately Romantic and Endlessly Beautiful in Style

Overlooked and not-frequently talked about enough this awards season, Queen & Slim is an endlessly beautiful thriller full of intimacy and impactful punch. It is a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style adventure written by Lena Waithe and James Frey while directed by Melina Matsoukas. Rightfully nominated for best first-time director at the DGA's, Melina's directorial presence is a key…

‘Bojack Horseman’ Season 6 Part 2 Review – A Beautifully Bittersweet End

The following is spoiler-free: After six seasons of genre and era-defining work, the story of Bojack Horseman is finally coming to a close. On January 31st, Netflix released part two of the final season and with it one of the truest and most fitting endings to a show in a very long time. The finale…

‘Gretel & Hansel’ Review – Superb Style Almost Makes Up for a Laborious Pace

The prospect of yet another take on the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale will probably make you roll your eyes at first. As one of the most popular Brothers Grimm stories, it has been through countless retellings and adaptations for more than two centuries. When you have versions of the tale that range from stoner…

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‘Birds of Prey’ Review – An Action-Packed, Colorful, and Energetic Story of Emancipation

Last Wednesday, I and our lead film editor Ben Rolph arrived at the Birds of Prey World Premiere at the BFI IMAX in London. Despite being disappointed by Suicide Squad, I had been eagerly awaiting the return of my favorite character from the franchise, Harley Quinn, ever since test footage was released in early 2019.…

Sundance 2020: ‘Sergio’ Review – Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas Carry Netflix’s New Biopic

Netflix's new biopic, Sergio, follows the life of the famed Brazilian United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello. His extraordinary life was driven by the fight for human rights as he helped refugees and those in need within collapsed nations across the world. His resume rose him high in the U.N's arsenal of expert negotiators.…

Sundance 2020: ‘Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story’ Review – Ethics Get Questioned by the Ugly Truths of a Beloved Cartoon

Ren & Stimpy, the widely known program Nickelodeon probably wants people to slowly start forgetting. The scrawny chihuahua and blue-nosed cat blew up the cartoon industry in the early 90s, making way for the massive wave of animation auteurism that gave birth to many classics. It is completely fair to say that Spongebob Squarepants, Courage the…

Sundance 2020: ‘Jumbo’ Review – An Out of the Ordinary, Yet Niche Love Story

No other film this year will take you on an emotional ride like Jumbo- quite literally. One of Sundance 2020's more unaccustomed films, this is the first feature from Belgian director/screenwriter Zoé Wittock. This could not be a louder proclamation of a debut; Wittock has gravitas and is here to shake conventional filmmaking. Rooted in…

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…