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Review: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu strives for excellence, but just narrowly fails at every opportunity. The end result is a movie that could have been great, but instead falls short of being passable.

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Review: Avengers: Endgame

I’m willing to admit that Marvel Studios did have a relative endgame in mind for their gigantic cinematic universe, albeit one heavily dependent on hollow pretext to drive its drama.

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Review: Love, Death & Robots

Bursting at the seams with violence, gore and nudity, it’s almost as though Love, Death & Robots was created solely to push the boundaries of what Netflix shows are allowed to do.

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Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Despite my familiarity with the MCU, the sheer breadth of Infinity War makes it impossible to get emotionally invested in the story.

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Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is fantastic, in every sense of the word. It captures my imagination in ways I didn’t anticipate, and then some. It is, as del Toro described, an ode to cinema, beauty, and love.

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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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