Monthly Archives: December 2016

Review: Rogue One

Where should I begin with Rogue One? Popular opinion suggests that the film is both good and bad. Often simultaneously. The movie’s strengths are offset by a multitude of weaknesses. With throwbacks to old characters and use of retroactive continuity, Rogue One’s goals aren’t

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As a child, I bought and read every Harry Potter book. My personal favourite was Half-Blood Prince, but somehow, the movie just didn’t have the same magic for me. The gist of the plot was preserved, but necessary cuts had to be

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Review: Moana

There is something about the great blue sea that invigorates me. Whenever I write a fictional story, I always seem to come back to the sea. Watching sunshine shimmer softly along the waves of the ocean is so beautiful that

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Combating Partisan Politics

If there’s anything that all Americans can agree on politically, it’s that “the other side is wrong.” It doesn’t matter what you believe in or what makes logical sense, your side has to be right. Currently, our political opinions are so thickly

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Review: Allied

What kind of movie is Allied? Watching the movie trailer, I’m tempted to call it a spy thriller. However, the movie itself is a multiplicity of genres, doubling as a war spectacle, a romantic melodrama and a mystery movie. So far, Allied has garnered

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VGR: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda has such a long line of history with Nintendo that it has built up its own formula and reputation. But with the uninspired mediocrity of Spirit Tracks and Skyward Sword, Nintendo looked for ways to reinvigorate the franchise. In 2013 (almost

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Review: Arrival

I should preface this review by saying that Arrival is a smart movie. The plot is a clever brain teaser, playing with flashbacks and flash-forwards in a twisting, unpredictable narrative. Director Denis Villeneuve constantly challenges his audience, refusing to give us an

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