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The Batman Review

Matt Reeves’s The Batman isn’t really a superhero movie. Sure, all of the trappings are there: the Batmobile, the gadgets, the trusty butler. And, of course, at the center of it all is the Caped Crusader himself: tormented, brooding, pursuing vengeance under the guise of justice in the...

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The Lighthouse Review

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse is a film about two people slowly going mad. Not only that, the film pushes you to the edge of sanity, too. Through sound design and filmmaking style, the film evokes the feeling of watching someone else’s fever-induced nightmare. The constant crashing of...

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Knives Out Review

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is, in my book, the most purely entertaining film of the year (sorry, Avengers: Endgame). Every twist and turn of this carefully crafted whodunnit is thrilling. And not only is this film a tight little mystery story, but it also has a bit of scathing social commentary...

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Rocketman Review

Following last year’s disappointing and problematic Bohemian Rhapsody, I found it hard to have high expectations for Rocketman. For one, the (uncredited) director of Bohemian Rhapsody, Dexter Fletcher was helming this film. Add that to the fact that I had never really listened to Elton John’s...

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Avengers: Endgame Review

Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd installment in the monolithic Marvel Cinematic Universe, and serves as the culmination of a decade of blockbuster filmmaking, marking the results of years of work from thousands of people. It is a film made up of dozens of colliding plot lines, and familiar heroes from...

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Blaze Review

Blaze, the latest effort from director Ethan Hawke, is an easy-to-like biopic filled with country-spun wisdom like “Rain doesn’t try to fall, it just falls.” Clearly inspired by his work on the Chet Baker biopic Born to be Blue, Hawke’s new film attempts to chronicle the life...

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Sorry to Bother You Review

Sorry to Bother You, the directorial debut from Boots Riley, is an adrenaline-pumping comedy and a dissection of identity politics, corporate malevolence, and the American tendency to ignore horror and look the other way. In this clever satire, folks gather around their televisions every night to...

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