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Retro Review: Empire of the Sun (1987)

Steven Spielberg has long been praised for his myriad of excellent work. Considered to be one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, Spielberg never disappoints with his limitless works of imagination. Having said that, I found it surprising that Empire of the Sun is not mentioned as much as Spielberg’s other work.

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Exclusive Review: Stranger Things (2016)

Many of us have grown tired of clichéd movies. The majority of ideas revolving around television and film tend to be sequels or re-makes—and we hate it. What many of us long for are original ideas. Was looking for it in Stranger Things too much to ask for? Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, Stranger

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Film Review: Sausage Party (2016)

Cartoons have nearly always been considered for children no matter what the genre. So one can imagine excitement at being told there’s an exclusive film for adults, right? Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tierman with the screenplay by Seth Rogan, the comedy flick follows the life of food items that occupy shelves at a

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Film Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide; no escape from reality; open your eyes look up to the skies and see.” Ah yes, we’ve all heard Queen’s tune playing in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad trailer. So you can guess my exhilaration at finally being able to watch the flick after

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Film Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

In what was nearly ten years in the making, the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding finally came out after thirteen years of its initial release date. Fans were cheering, enthusiastic for the return of the notorious Portokalos family. I myself had some fair expectations for this movie. Directed by Kirk Jones, My Big

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Retro Review: Newsies (1992)

“The movie with the fabulous dancing?” “Ha, yeah.” “Oh, no. Sorry, we don’t have it.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the time I was forced to buy Newsies—out of desperation. I had heard of the film numerous times and knew Christian Bale was in it; it still wasn’t enough to win me over. But

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Film Review: Ex-Machina (2015)

I seized a bunch of DVDs off the ‘lucky day’ shelf at the library. In that bundle of movies, I had grabbed Ex-Machina. The name ‘Ex-Machina’ had passed my eyes many times before, but it wasn’t until I had finally decided to watch it that I would understand the countless mentions it received in the

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Retro Review: Heathers (1988)

I had more time this week to do another review. Figuring it was better to have a back-up review rather than struggling at the last moment to squeeze some time in, I seized the opportunity. Having recently been into Winona Ryder and hearing about this “teen classic,” I decided it was time to watch this

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Film Review: Spotlight (2015)

There are times where the Oscars leave us pouting like a little five-year-old who couldn’t get that jumbo jaw-breaker from the candy store. The reason for this? Simply put, sometimes the movies suck. They’re either A: overrated or B: too melodramatic—so of course they run off with the Oscar. But this year, *wags finger* this

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Retro Review: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

ilbertgrape This week’s selection came about as part of a group choosing. My cousin had decided to sleep over, and with us, (brother, sister, cousin, and I), endlessly wandering around Netflix, we finally settled on what many deemed to be a ‘classic.’ Directed by Lasse Holstrom and based off a novel by Peter Hedges, What’s

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