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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…

‘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…

‘Honey Boy’ Review- Raw Emotion in the Most Cinematic Form

The last decade has been very complex for Shia LaBeouf. The well-known child actor who went on to lead multi-million dollar blockbusters stepped away from that pedestal to pursue different avenues in art. Not only did that lead to taking on dissimilar roles in films such as Fury and American Honey, but it as well…

What A Real Clown Thinks Of ‘Joker’

We have seen many opinions surfacing over the Internet regarding comic book movies recently. From Martin Scorsese to Francis Ford Coppola to every single random Twitter user, there has been a wide topic of debate over comic book movies and their significance in the cinema landscape. And that is why I set out to get…

‘Knives Out’ Review – Rian Johnson’s Pristine Murder Mystery

Like the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out keeps you guessing, thinking, and in suspense. It is a fantastically entertaining web of a film, utilizing the tricksiness of a murder plot to create spectator engagement in pursuit of the truth. Johnson’s previous film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was terrifically great and…

Films and TV: Essentials of My Mental Wellness

Each time my finger hovers over the play button on the remote or my phone screen, I get an inexplicable rush—the play button is a sign that it’s time to escape reality. Even if it’s just for an hour or two, it’s enough time for me to recuperate and gather myself. (Unless I’m watching a…

Casino Movies That Have Defined The Genre

Hollywood has had a love affair with casino-themed film because they know they have a certain unique appeal. One of these is the exciting opportunity for heist, caper, crime and fraud-related plot lines, which have always captivated audiences. Throughout the years casinos have been featured in film extensively, like in the casino fight from Black Panther. In…