Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is an ideal sequel, committing to many of the best parts of the first while vastly expanding the sandbox in which it operates. The first Sonic was a fairly formulaic road trip romp, but this sequel bounces back and forth between being a superhero story, a fantastical adventure, a coming of age […]

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Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the 27th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the third film starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the titular web-slinger. This movie has been heavily anticipated for months, not just as the return of Holland’s iteration of the character (especially after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home), but […]

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The Batman

The Batman is everything you’re expecting from another adventure with this caped crusader at the center and unlike any Batman movie we’ve seen yet. It retools the whole world of Gotham City and looks at its spread of criminals, villains, and masked vigilantes through a whole new lens, as well as the character of Bruce […]

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Eternals

  Eternals is a grand swing in the right direction for the future of Marvel’s cinematic universe. The moment Avengers Endgame ended, it felt like Marvel was at an apparent crossroads. Bidding farewell to much of its main cast opened the door to the future faces of the franchise. Since then, we’ve been introduced to […]

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Booksmart: Pancakes Amidst Transition

*spoilers below* The first moment Booksmart begins to give away the hands it’s playing and just how much it intends on entertaining, surprising, and delighting, occurs right at its opening frame as we see Molly (Beanie Feldstein) sitting upright and cross-legged in the middle of her room. Most times we are introduced to characters as […]

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is a personal, honest, albeit loving look at and into the life of Anthony Bourdain and all the various detours it took, charting his journey from chef to writer to acclaimed TV host, as told by his closest friends, the people he worked with, and his family.   After […]

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The Father

The Father is practically a psychological horror movie, depicting the decaying psyche of an old man, battered by dementia. The Father tends pretty grimly, but its excellent lead performance from Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and the film’s structural fluidity set it apart from similarly bleak dramas about the dilapidating mental functions of a senior citizen. […]

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A Glitch In The Matrix

A Glitch In The Matrix is a radical, uniquely presented look at simulation theory in the digital age, how those who prescribe to the notion that we’re all living in a simulation came to those beliefs and how it affects their outlook going forward. Dense, but accessible, directed by Rodney Ascher, it’s the rare documentary […]

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News of the World

News of the World is a classical, character-driven western amped up by the strength of its lead performances and cinematography. Directed by Paul Greengrass of Captain Phillips and United 93, News of the World stars Tom Hanks as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a veteran and former newspaper man. He charts course across a divided, post-civil […]

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Mosul

Mosul is a whirlwind of a movie anchored by legitimately visceral sequences throughout and brisk pacing that the film sustains from beginning to end. In an environment where streaming has become the predominant mode of consuming content, it’s gratifying to get a movie this immersive, one that never truly lets up and one that will […]

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