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Less than a year from winning Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu is back with another ambitious, flawed, but no less compelling exploration of masculinity and its discontents. Turning away from the 21st century preoccupations (e.g., fame, celebrity, identity, authenticity, etc.) that, for better or …

Reviews concussion 1

Bad movies happen. It’s an inevitability like the sun rising or Christmas decorations showing up before Thanksgiving. I used to get annoyed when I ended up seeing a mediocre to bad film. Unless you are meticulously curating…

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The best movie epics offer different levels of storytelling as a way of maximizing their scale and sense of adventure. These mammoth films should transport the audience beyond the screen and allow it to experience many stabs, jolts and gusts of emotion, then leave us with the lingering feeling we just embarked on a wholesome, emotionally satisfying …

Reviews Sisters

Hilarity is hard to come by, seeing as it’s more subjective than any other aspect of film. Comedic taste, more frequently than the artistic integrity of the comedy being watched, influences how often one will find it, and so many comedies will find a niche group to satisfy. To name a few broader groups, there’s the teen crowd, the…

Reviews Raging Bull

Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese’s greatest film, shows that an audience can hate a character almost from the word go and still be compelled by their story enough to keep watching to the end of the film and then watch the film again and again. The fact that it still stands as one of the greatest films of all time, and the best film of the…

Reviews Barry Lyndon

It is often said that Barry Lyndon is an atypical film for Stanley Kubrick, but that is not the case. The film is very typical when considering his overarching theme of dehumanization and the ills of society. Kubrick tells his story with distance, as per his usual, but he still captures the essence of the character and the story laid out in…

Reviews the big short 1

Adam McKay has spent quite a while crafting a certain kind of cinematic expectation. The guy makes dumb movies. Well, let me correct slightly, he makes movies that focus on dumb people. His partnership with Will Ferrell has led to the type of films that get celebrated in dorm rooms around two in the morning. McKay knows his audience and more importantly he knows how to entertain them. Despite his cinematic output, I never…

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Our Last Tango, a documentary directed by the Argentinian chronicling the career of María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, two of the world’s most famous dancers in tango history. Further, director German Kral delves into the romantic relationship between the dancers, and the ways in which this shaped their dancing careers. Our Last Tango’s greatest strength is in its …

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