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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: Logan

Between the two cinematic pillars of Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment exists the X-Men franchise. Considering the dominance of superhero flicks in today’s movie market, 20th Century Fox lucked out when they bought the film rights to X-Men in 1994.

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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: 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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Confessions of a Facebook Introvert

If you’re reading this, you probably got linked here from my Facebook. I’ve seen you in my periphery, on the sidebar with all my other friends. Chances are, we haven’t seen each other in a long time. Alternatively, you’ve met me

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Review: Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell is a reflexive documentary ostensibly about Diane Polley, the director’s late mother. Through a series of “interrogations,” Polley interviews her father, her siblings, her half-siblings, and other members of her extended family. And as the film delves deeper

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