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Review: Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

Obviously, Pokemon movies aren’t exactly a paragon of artistic depth, nor are they supposed to be. But sitting with an audience of young children who are talking over the movie, I’m left with the impression that the movie fails on a functional level.

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Marvel. The word itself inspires a sense of awe and wonder, signifying something that is both challenging and intriguing. But awe alone is not enough to carry a superhero movie; just look at Batman v. Superman. For Marvel Studios, the success

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Review: It

Do you like horror movies? Based on my observation, most people don’t. Outside of film students and dedicated cinephiles, people generally don’t like getting scared. Of course, I don’t blame them; horror movies are designed to generate a reaction, and

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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Amidst near-universal critical acclaim, Blade Runner 2049 is being hailed as one of the best sequels of all-time. And while I hesitate to call it a cinematic masterpiece, I can’t help but agree with that sentiment. 2049 is a dense sequel, one that expands

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Review: Blade Runner

Few movies have influenced the science fiction genre like Blade Runner. And yet, somehow, I feel like everyone remembers the film differently. With seven versions of the film released to date, it’s hard to say which cut of the film is the

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Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Professional criticism and popular opinion often disagree on big-budget blockbusters. Not that the two groups are mutually exclusive, but mainstream movies tend to create a noticeable rift between pundits and the public. And while many critics accuse Hollywood for producing

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Review: Good Time

Good Time opens during a therapy session. Nick, a young man with a mental disability, is asked why he chose to hurt his grandmother. He says he doesn’t know why; he merely acts out of impulse. But just as he begins

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