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Time: that tortuous ticking clock, that mysterious muse, that swift and sneaking thief. Our relationship with time is too complex to fully fathom within a given moment, for we can never step outside our own perspective. One long Monday at the office feels like it will never end, but then somehow we get to Friday and wonder where…

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mother! is a work of art that runs so deep and tackles so much that it’s difficult to fully encapsulate even within a long form review. It’s the latest film from Darren Aronofsky, whom we can always rely on to deliver works of audacious artistry and frightening surrealism, but even coming from the auteur behind The Fountain and…

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The rare auteur working inside the studio system, Darren Aronofsky’s (Noah, Black Swan, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Pi) obsessions, with life, death, and above all, art with a capital “A,” filtered through a particular, unparalleled preoccupation with spirituality, mysticism, and religion (of both the Judeo-Christian…

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David Lowery, throughout the few films he’s made, has proved himself to be a unique, distinctive voice – one heavily inspired by the works of filmmakers such as Terrence Malick and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, yet still retaining enough of his individual style to be more than a mere imitator. Lowery’s brand of visual…

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After failing to get moviegoers behind Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox faced a dilemma: Put the Planet of the Apes series into cold storage for the foreseeable future and try again later or ignore the negative reactions and move forward with another sequel. The decision to reboot (again) proved to be one of the …

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It Comes At Night is, without a doubt, the best film of 2017 thus far. Riveting, engrossing, spellbinding – just a few words to describe It Comes At Night. With great performances from the entire cast, namely Joel Edgerton as a quiet, mysterious, “whatever needs to be done to protect my family “type of character. And honestly, that’s…

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Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have stepped into history with a monumental accomplishment in Wonder Woman. Hollywood’s gender disparities and deep rooted sexism have made it all but impossible for a woman filmmaker to pursue her vision, especially if that dream is filmmaking on a massive scale. Specifically, in the…

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One of the big stories out of Cannes this last week was the opposing viewpoints between Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith on wether Netflix, or any digital viewing platform for that matter, is ruining the film industry. It’s an interesting argument that deserves discussion, but it’s hard to argue against digital platforms when they’re…

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