Category: REVIEWS

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Meets and Beats Expectations

Spider-Man: Homecoming succeeds in giving fans a fresh and charming take on the iconic webslinger, now fully at home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe When the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped back in December, my biggest complaint was that so much of what I saw felt like it was lifted from the still-new Spider-Man of the comics, a/k/a Miles… Read more →

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‘Wonder Woman’ Reignites Our Love of Superheroes

Despite some flaws, Wonder Woman soars in a way audiences haven’t seen in years, giving women and fans something to cheer loudly for. Superhero fans everywhere may remember the subtle, yet iconic scene in 1978’s Superman the Movie when Lois Lane, after falling from a crashed helicopter, is saved from certain death by the Man of Steel himself, and after being… Read more →

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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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