My Favorite Performances of 2018

I have seen an absurd amount of movies over the last calendar year, and with my financial detriment in the form of movie tickets comes the amazing chance to witness fantastic performances on the silver screen. This isn’t a Top 10 list, nor is the placement of any of these performances comprehensive (except for the […]

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First Man: Movie Review

“We need to fail. We need to fail down here so we don’t fail up there.” In the span of four years, Damien Chazelle has gone from a wunderkind to a legitimate force to be reckoned with. His last two features Whiplash and La La Land are masterful cinematic works that fully realize the potential […]

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Pulp Fiction: Making New out of the Old

To understand a film’s structure is the first step in understanding a film’s meaning. Few filmmakers are as audacious and original than that of Quentin Tarantino. His use of music, cool and breezy dialogue, and shocking, often impactful violence has changed the landscape of modern cinema, never having witnessed a filmmaker so brash and proudly […]

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6 Hidden Gems of 2018 (So Far)

As with just about every year, 2018 has provided a ton of amazing films that are not only entertaining, but innovate and progress the very art of filmmaking. Having just reached the hallway mark of the year, there has already been several films that I would absolutely give a perfect score. That being said, this […]

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Nobody Hates Star Wars More…

Than Star Wars fans. Free speech is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? To have the freedom to speak your mind, to voice your opinions without fear of governmental retribution, so long as it is civil and doesn’t allude to any illegal actions. You don’t have to agree with me on every minutia of life. You can hate […]

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The Tragedy of the Alternate Cut

1978’s Superman: The Movie set the precedent for the modern-day superhero film. Light hearted, comedic with unapologetic gravitas, Richard Donner opened up the floodgates for the superhero genre, creating the blueprint for the next four decades of the motion picture industry. Its sequel, aptly named Superman II, also has its historic precedence, but one that […]

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