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Dana’s Film Review: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

After 2016’s Suicide Squad, audiences had mixed reactions to the Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey trailer, (or should I say Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey now that the title’s changed). Some people loved it. Some people hated it. As for me, I decided to spring up two pigtails, spray them pink and blue, dot a

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Dana’s Film Review: Doctor Sleep (2019)

     Stephen King, (author of the novel), described the idea for a sequel to his famous book, The Shining on November 19, 2009. He stated that he wrote Doctor Sleep because he wanted to explore how Danny Torrance’s trauma, father’s alcoholism, and psychic abilities impacted him later in his adulthood.      Directed by

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Dana’s Spoiler-Free Film Review: Joker (2019)

The lights dimmed, I popped some buttered popcorn into my mouth, and the screen faded to reveal a man named “Arthur Fleck,” (Joaquin Phoenix), staring at his hollow, white matte-painted face in a shabby vanity mirror. A tear rolls from one of his eyes. He sticks his fingers into the sides of his mouth and struggles

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Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Two things to know when I decided to watch Alita: Battle Angel in Imax 3D. One: I literally knew nothing about the plot. And two: After the quick reviews I breezed over, I decided that it was probably worth it. Alita: Battle Angel was originally a nine-volume Japanese cyberpunk manga series created by Yukito Kishiro

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Netflix Review: You (2018)

     A combination of endless Facebook review posts and Netflix’s percent match caused me to succumb to watching what the majority of social media has been on the rage about this past month: You. No not you, reader, but “You,” as in the 10-episode season released first on Lifetime back in September and on

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Dana’s Film Review: Yellow Fever (2017)

Yellow Fever officially marks the first  movie I’ve seen at my first ever film festival I’ve attended (Sonoma Film International Film Festival). Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what you’re gonna say. ‘Well how can you be a film critic then if you’ve never been to a film festival?’ *Uses Italian finger gesture* One: I can—although

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Dana’s Film Review: Silence (2016)

As promised and mentioned in last week’s review, this week’s film of focus is Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Initially, I hesitated upon noticing this flick was a length film. But then I remembered that I had promised this flick for this week, (D’oh!), and realized I had no choice. Aha. Anyways, I had no expectations or

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Film Review: Arrival (2016)

For this week’s review, two popular requests/recommendations that came my way were Arrival (2016) and Silence (2016). I had originally wanted to go with Silence, but because of time restraints, I had to push Silence to next week and opt with the former for this week.Upon deciding to watch it, I inwardly pouted. Cheesy, cliche alien flicks aren’t my thing. They probably aren’t yours either.

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Retro Review: Equilibrium (2002)

I had heard so many mixed reviews about Equilibrium. Some said it was a classic hit, others said it was a Matrix-wannabe. And with it now gone as I write this, I was luckily able to give the flick a try before getting removed from Netflix. Directed by Kurt Wimmer, Equilibrium follows a futuristic world in

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