Category: REVIEWS

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ is a Masterclass on Modern White Supremacy

  Get Out is an instant classic that perfectly matches horror, satire and social issues to shine a light on aspects of racism rarely discussed. How do you unpack what is basically a perfect movie? Certainly, to call a movie “perfect” is often an experiment in hyperbole, but what first-time director Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele fame) manages to pull… Read more →

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The Promise and Problems of ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker creates a seminal work depicting the life of Nat Turner in The Birth of a Nation, but in doing so, he also compromises to the point of betrayal. Nat Turner was not a man of sound mind, at least the real Turner, not the version depicted in Nate Parker’s debut film, The Birth of a Nation. As the… Read more →

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‘High-Rise’ Holds Up a Seductive Mirror To Our Lurid Desires

Guest reviewer Sabrina Cognata thinks High-Rise is a surreal wet dream of a film that exposes our desires towards depravity High-Rise is the tale of a perfectly designed building. One that accommodates the needs of more than 30 floors of tenants. It has a school, a grocery store, two swimming pools, a rooftop atrium, a gourmet restaurant and is quite possibly the… Read more →

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Is Good Not Great

At times sublime and other times frustrating, Captain America: Civil War is an imperfect film that still manages to soar above the competition Because of the polemic nature of reviews these days, let it be known upfront that Captain America: Civil War is a stunning, ambitious film well worth your time and money. Now that you know that this is a… Read more →

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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ is Exactly the Film You Never Expected

  10 Cloverfield Lane trades shaky cam shenanigans for old school terror in a small film that presents an even larger threat than its predecessor Before we get started, 10 Cloverfield Lane is not a sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield. Having said that, the films clearly live in the same universe, and even though the first in this new anthology series… Read more →

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