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Blade Runner 2049: Review

Step into the futuristic spectacle that is Blade Runner 2049 and prepare to be blown away. Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049: Review”

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Logan: Review

Hugh Jackman ends his 17 year stint as Wolverine with bang in this rated R masterpiece of a film.  It’s just too bad that it took this long to see the Wolverine we’ve all been waiting for! Continue reading “Logan: Review”

La La Land: Review

Director Damien Chazelle continues his success after 2014’s Whiplash with another incredible music centered drama starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  This modern-day musical set in LA is gaining hype and praise, which I can safely say is very well deserved. Continue reading “La La Land: Review”

Captain Fantastic: Review

Viggo Mortensen shines in this Indie film about a father raising his family off of the land and away from society.  This story has plenty of great humor, outlandish adventure, and thought-provoking questions wrapped up in what I can only imagine is every hippie’s dreamworld.

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Manchester by the Sea: Review

Kenneth Lonergan continues to bolster his small yet impressive resumé of fantastic writing (and directing) with this heart-wrenching drama starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.  This movie has been getting all the buzz around award season, and for all the right reasons!

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Fences: Review

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this drama about an African American father trying to raise his kids in 1950’s Pittsburgh.  If you love live theater and strong performances, then you will probably really appreciate this film.  If you don’t, then you are in for a two hour slog of dialogue and questionable messages.

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Swiss Army Man: Review

Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe star in this bizarrely charming dramedy.  Winner of the Best Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the director duo known as the Daniels show incredible vision and creativity in this wholly original film.  What may look like immature humor on the surface actually reveals a brilliant exploration of friendship, loneliness, and self-confidence.

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Doctor Strange: Review

The newest Marvel installation aims to show us the more mystical side of the MCU in this psychedelic action flick, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character.  While this is definitely one of the most inventive of the universe, it still suffers from a few of the same snags that have plagued almost every Marvel film.  Though that doesn’t stop this film from being thoroughly entertaining. Continue reading “Doctor Strange: Review”

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