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  • On the Importance of Comfort Movies

    “What on Earth is a comfort movie?” I hear you ask. While trying to come up with a decent definition, I found this article over at Piddleville that described it best by saying that “in some ways, it’s best defined by what it is not.”  It’s most likely not a cinematic masterpiece to most critics. It […]

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  • Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

    As a writer and as a person, I am very rarely rendered speechless. Kubo and the Two Strings, the latest stop-motion animation film from Laika studios (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) left me in stunned, teary-eyed awe. Kubo and the Two Strings is the simple, yet not so simple, saga of a young, one-eyed boy (Kubo, […]

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  • Review: Front Cover

    Directed by Ray Yeung, Front Cover follows the story of Ryan (Jake Choi) an openly gay man who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing to pursue a career as a fashion stylist in the city. When assigned to stylist Ning (James Chen), a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot for his firm, things are shaken […]

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  • John Krasinski’s “The Hollars” Tugs on Heartstrings From Beginning to End

    John Krasinski makes his second directorial debut with his film The Hollars. With a moving script written by Jim Strouse and a strong cast featuring Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Margo Martindale, Charlie Day and Krasinski himself, the quickly paced comedic quips, sprinkled in with heartbreaking circumstances, makes The Hollars a movie that will have you in […]

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  • Roundtable Review: Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad was one of the most anticipated film releases of the year, and it’s undeniably spectacular marketing campaign gave DC fan’s across the globe some serious wings, promising to fulfill their every squad wish. Then the critic reviews arrived, grabbed everyone by the seat of the pants and promptly brought them back down to earth […]

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  • Hidden Figures First Trailer

    In between watching Simone Biles and Usain Bolt make history yesterday, if you had the chance to catch your breath, you probably caught a glimpse of the first trailer for Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures has been much-anticipated since the announcement of the all-star beautiful cast consisting of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. The movie tells […]

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  • Star Trek ‘Beyond’ Review: Just Like Coming Home

    From the moment you hear the quiet introductory bars of Michael Giacchino’s theme song, a feeling of fond familiarity settles in. It’s the same theme heard at the beginning of both 2009’s reboot and 2013’s Into Darkness, except this time – whether it’s the seven years we’ve spent with this particular version of the franchise […]

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