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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

I’m sure cinephiles scoffed when Disney first announced Curse of the Black Pearl. A movie based on a theme park ride? How absurd! Yet the movie not only turned out to be a box office success, it became a modern classic. In

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Unlike most movies, it’s hard to organize Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 into a three-act structure. Even for the first installment, the story had five different main characters and gave each one a distinct character arc. With Vol. 2, the cast gets even

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast truly is a tale as old as time. An insensitive man has his humanity restored by a smart yet beautiful woman; it doesn’t get any simpler than that. And while I haven’t watched the original Beauty and the

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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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Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is a modern hero’s myth. It reminds me of the Greek myth of Perseus, who also went on a quest to collect three treasures to defeat a terrifying monster. But unlike Perseus, Kubo is not a tale of

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Review: Suicide Squad

Upon release, Suicide Squad has found itself amidst some critical controversy. I say critical, but I mean fans have been bitching about the poor critical response that Suicide Squad has received. While I do feel that some critics have lost touch with modern

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