Cruella (2021)—Review

Outside of their Alice in Wonderland (2010/2016), Maleficent (2014/2019), and Dumbo (2019) films, I have thoroughly enjoyed Disney's recent live action treatments of their classic catalogue. One of my all time favorite IPs in the Disney vault is One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), and I have unironically loved the many 101 television series and …

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)—Review

One of my favorite films of 2018 was John Krasinski's theatrical directorial debut, A Quiet Place. With fantastic characters, an incredible premise, and some of the most suspenseful sound design ever presented in film, A Quiet Place blew audiences away and was a true "must see in a theater" event. When A Quiet Place Part …

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)—Review

Last year, 2020, was a year full of civil unrest due to the mistreatment of the Black Community by members of law enforcement. This is a problem that has perpetuated throughout the entirety of America's history, and among the many important instances throughout that history, one of the largest periods of this unrest occurred during …

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Promising Young Woman (2020)—Emerald Fennell’s Directorial Debut Is A Dark Thrill Ride Of Revenge

One of the films that I've been waiting to see since I saw its initial trailer is Promising Young Woman. From that first trailer, I knew that this film would be a fun ride from beginning to end, and I am happy to say my intuition was correct. Emerald Fennell, who has previously only acted …

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Sweet Home (Season 1)—Netflix’s Live Action Take On Korean Webtoon Promises A Strong New Franchise

I have always been a fan of foreign cinema and television, particularly properties from Japan and France. However, it wasn't until I sat down to watch the high-octane and dramatic zombie thriller Train to Busan (2016) that Korean properties really grabbed my attention and instantly captivated me. A big appeal to Korean films and shows …

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Alice in Borderland (2020) Season 1—Review

One of the last big outputs of 2020 content from Netflix came in the form of several foreign television shows in December. One of the ones I sat down to watch was an adaptation of a popular Japanese suspense manga, Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu, original Japanese name) and it was quite …

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom—Boseman’s Swan Song May Be His Greatest Performance

One of the hardest losses in the pop-culture sphere during the mayhem of 2020 was the life of Chadwick Boseman. While he was best known for his role as Marvel's King T'Challa, the Black Panther, Boseman had a career filled with great performances. For most people, his best performance pre-Panther was his portrayal of Jackie …

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Soul—Pixar Never Fails to Delight With the Metaphysical

The last film I got to see in theaters before the initial theater shutdown back in March was Pixar's Onward which hit every mark and instantly became one of my favorite Pixar films. With Pixar's fantastic reputation of creating films that I absolutely adore, I was extremely excited for their second film on the 2020 …

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Dune by Frank Herbert—Adaptability Review

Whether it is in our movies, television, or novels, science-fiction is one of the most diverse and imaginative genres of storytelling today. From almost all of the major tentpoles in the genre, Star Trek for example, most of their creators will all list a specific novel as a major inspiration: Frank Herbert's Dune. Written in …

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