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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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Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home is light and sweet, a winning combination of high school comedy and superhero action. It serves as the dessert at the end of the six-course meal that was Marvel Studios’ third phase. I don’t think anyone is dying for another Marvel movie already, just two months...

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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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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Review

Unlike most fans of the franchise, I didn’t come to Pokémon through the original games. Rather, I bought Pokémon Ruby with my meager allowance when I was 10 years old. As soon as I clicked that cartridge into my GameBoy Advance and flicked the power switch on, I was transported into another...

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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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Shazam! Review

At the core of any superhero story is one thing – joyous wish fulfillment. Anyone who has ever read a superhero comic book has wanted to be one; to wake up one day with special powers, to fight evil, to do things no ordinary human can do. This fantasy is directly entertained by Shazam!, as...

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