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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: 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: La La Land

Artists have the most romantic lifestyles. They love their jobs, but their hard work largely goes unrewarded. It’s difficult to find success as an artist, particularly in a city like Los Angeles, where dreams are big and the competition is

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Review: Allied

What kind of movie is Allied? Watching the movie trailer, I’m tempted to call it a spy thriller. However, the movie itself is a multiplicity of genres, doubling as a war spectacle, a romantic melodrama and a mystery movie. So far, Allied has garnered

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Review: The Handmaiden

Note: The following review is spoiler-free. I never know what to expect from a Park Chan-wook movie. Well, I expect something pulpy, dark and deliciously violent. But when I actually watch his films, they always find a way to surprise

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Review: Crimson Peak

There is a scene in the movie where Thomas (Tom Hiddleston) asks Edith (Mia Wasikowska) to waltz with him, as other women glare at Edith in jealousy. “I’ve always closed my eyes to things that made me uncomfortable,” Thomas says.

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Review: Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour is a movie about first love. And like all first loves, it is bound to end tragically. The movie even alludes to similar love stories through the books Adele reads in high school. That said, there’s

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