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Review: The Big Sick

The biggest surprise from The Big Sick is how unique it all feels. One part romantic comedy and one part family drama, the movie definitely treads familiar territory. But past its generic qualities, you’ll realize that the movie is not really about

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Review: Gifted

There’s nothing worse than April at the movies. It’s too early for the summer blockbusters, and too late for the prestigious award winners. But in spite of the disappointing theatrical releases this past April, Gifted was a pleasant surprise. It’s not just

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Review: Manchester by the Sea

A few weeks ago, I watched Manchester in theatres with my older brother. My brother hated it, saying it was a tedious drag to watch. I sympathize with him; Manchester is nothing like the Hollywood blockbusters that casual audiences have grown accustomed to.

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Review: Silence

Do you believe in God? I know, this is a heavy question to ask right off the bat, but it’s the fundamental question at the heart of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Silence. Personally, I’m not a very religious person. And in all

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Review: Lion

Lion is so brazenly melodramatic that viewers flock to the cinema expecting a good cry. Or at least that’s the impression I got upon seeing a full house at the cinema. It’s a movie that knows what it wants, and audiences don’t mind

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Review: Moonlight

I usually watch movies from a filmmaker’s perspective. I analyze the choices made by the director and producers: how they set up the camera, how they use music and sound, the thematic choices in the story, etc. It’s an objective

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