Candyman (2021)—Review

Recent years have brought about an emergence of revitalizing old horror properties as pseudo-sequels, from Halloween (2018) to Spiral (2021) to the new SyFy series Chucky (2021). Another recent trend in the horror genre, and a thematic element that has unfortunately been poorly overlooked prior, is the inclusion of themes surrounding the African American experience, …

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)—Review

The Conjuring franchise is one of the best horror franchises being produced right now. The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle Creation (2017), and Annabelle Comes Home (2019) are all fantastic that have cemented their place as some of the best franchise-horror films ever made. Up until this year, the only times this franchise …

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)—Review

Sony’s Spider-Verse started back in 2018 with the release of Venom—which I thought was okay, nothing amazing. By far the best part of the 2018 film was the incredible chemistry between Eddie Brock and Venom (played and voiced by Tom Hardy). Venom: Let There Be Carnage expands on the tumultuous relationship in an amazing way, …

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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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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)—Review

I love kaiju films. From the very first King Kong (1933) to the incredible reign of Toho films, beginning with Godzilla (1954), to our new age of films such as Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), Pacific Rim (2013), and Shin Godzilla (2016). Trying to capture Disney's success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all of the …

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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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