Bumblebee & Aquaman (Big Screen Double Feature)

In our cinematic age of uber-franchises dominating theatres across the globe, no two franchises have suffered as much ridicule and fan-rage as the Transformers movie series and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU). The Transformers franchise – based on a 1980s cartoon that was blatantly an extended toy commercial – found its reputation ground into …

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The Favourite (Big Screen Review)

Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is a director who has long reveled in making his audience disoriented and uncomfortable. Whether in explicitly disturbing us or in pushing us up against our social mores he has made a career out of eliciting nervous laughter with his macabre sense of humor. His …

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Big Screen Review)

Look, I understand how you might be feeling. This is the seventh Spider-Man movie since 2002 and the fourth reboot. Your base instinct is to ask if another Spider-Man movie is at all necessary. Well in this case, the answer is unequivocally yes. From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – the minds that brought you 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and theoretically …

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Ranking The Coen Brothers’ Movies

Charting the Coen brothers movies is to see how the landscape of movies has evolved and changed over the years. Starting with Blood Simple in 1984, they began as cult directors who spearheaded (along with other directors) the emergence of the indie-film movement of the late 80s and early 90s before evolving into solid mid-budget performers …

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Best Movies About the Stage Life

Anybody who has ever been in a school play, community theatre production, church pageant, or other amateur stage production knows the special and sometimes weird community that develops behind-the-scenes. The hyper-specific production-related inside jokes, the heavy amount of hours spent together, and the collective wanting to get the production over the line usually end up …

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Suspiria (2018): Big Screen Review

Public discussions about a film's general quality tends to fall into a clear-cut binary. Either the movie elicits an enjoyable emotion like joy, excitement, inspiration, awe, or love in a viewer, and therefore gets called a "good" movie. Or the movie fails to elicit those emotions and conjures up negative emotions like boredom, anger, anxiety, …

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