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  • Movie Review: Disney Outdoes Itself with “Moana”

    There are thousands of adjectives in the English language. Find all of the positive ones, and apply them to Disney’s newest animated release, “Moana.” It is dazzling, brilliant, exciting, breathtaking, gorgeous, heart-melting, culturally respectful, and feminist. It is all of that and more. Yes, it really is that good. Moana is the hero of the […]

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  • Short Film Review: I Blame Monty Hall

    I Blame Monty Hall is a short film written and directed by Ben Mehlman and starring Reid Cox, Ben Gavin, and Jean St. James. The ten-minute feature is a chilling exercise in suspense, in which a young couple arrives at a creepy old house to be greeted by the young man’s (Ben Gavin) Aunt Rose. […]

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  • Who is Leta Lestrange?

    If you went to see Fantastic Beasts this past weekend, you know that while it isn’t a prequel to Harry Potter directly, there were a couple of references that fans picked up on. One of the most mysterious instances was a fleeting shot of a photo in Newt’s suitcase featuring a young girl named Leta […]

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  • Movie Review: Finding Kukan

    Earlier this month, Robin Lung’s new documentary, Finding Kukan, made its DOC NYC premiere and it’s bringing a much-needed wave of interest in Asian-American contributions to the film industry. Finding Kukan tells the story of Li Ling-Ai, a Chinese-American woman from Hawaii who sets out on a mission to change America’s perception of Chinese culture. […]

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  • Movie Review: A Christmas Wedding Date

    December is rapidly approaching which means spending time in front of the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and making way more cookies than your heart could ever desire. It also means participating in one of my favorite holiday traditions: watching Lifetime Christmas movies. Even though I’m Jewish and personally don’t celebrate Christmas, these movies […]

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  • Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    My very first impression of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was that it was every bit as magical and delightful as the early Harry Potter movies (the ones before the story took a decidedly grim turn). The visuals were a delight, the peculiar children endearing, and the horrible monsters creepy and spine-tingling. […]

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  • “Space Jam” Turns 20

    Everybody get up it’s time to slam now. We got a real jam goin’ down. Welcome to the Space Jam! Or more accurately, welcome to “Space Jam’s” 20th anniversary. That’s right. The cult children’s classic turns 20 this year. The movie was originally released on November 15, 1996, and made $230.4 million worldwide at the […]

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