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REVIEW: ‘Concrete Cowboy’ puts a modern Philly spin on the Old Hollywood Western

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Though Millie Bobby Brown has far and away proven herself as the breakout star among the gaggle of talented teens on “Stranger Things,” the rest of the show’s younger cast members have slowly but...

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REVIEW: ‘Minari’ offers breathtakingly authentic performance

Nate Burleyson , Arts & Life Editor April 4, 2021

One of the darlings of awards season this year — Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” — is a daring look into the life of a Korean immigrant farmer and his family in rural Arkansas. Beautifully led by...

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REVIEW: ‘Tom and Jerry’ live action film is ultimately uninspired

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor March 7, 2021

The beloved Tom and Jerry franchise recently took its dip into the live action plus animated genre. The film, titled “Tom and Jerry” and directed by Tim Story, went live on HBO Max last weekend. With...

Zendaya and John David Washington star in

REVIEW: Questions unanswered by ‘Malcolm & Marie’ mars film as two-dimensional

Beck Rogers, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

The best part about Sam Levinson’s “Malcolm & Marie” is that it’s a quarantine movie that isn’t about quarantine. The worst part is everything else.  The film tells the story of Malcolm...

Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in a Covid-19 set heist movie.

REVIEW: ‘Locked Down’ is a misfire of a cheap pandemic film

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic January 24, 2021

It was always inevitable once this pandemic started that Hollywood was going to try to find some way to spin it into something kitschy from which it could make a profit. It only took weeks after the United...

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The top 10 best movies of 2020

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic January 10, 2021

The year 2020 was anything but typical for film. Movie theaters across the nation were closed for the vast majority of the year. However, Hollywood persisted thanks to virtual cinemas, streaming services...

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugah star in Sylvie's Love.

REVIEW: ‘Sylvie’s Love’ is a decadent period romance reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden age

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer January 4, 2021

While 15 years ago, the romance genre seemed in the middle of a newfound renaissance with films like “The Notebook,” “Dear John,” and “A Walk To Remember,” the past decade has seen a noticeable...

Chadwick Boseman stars in his final role in

REVIEW: Boseman and Davis are an intoxicating duo in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

It’s impossible to have any sort of discussion about Netflix’s new film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” without acknowledging the untimely death of Hollywood superstar Chadwick Boseman, whose turn...

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REVIEW: ‘Mank’ is a thought-provoking look into one of history’s greatest films

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic November 15, 2020

“Citizen Kane” rests firmly in the annals of time as a highly celebrated film, if not the single most celebrated film ever made. And rightfully so. Orson Welles’ debut feature film was a towering...

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REVIEW: ‘Sweat’ explores the dark sides of social media stardom

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

The idea of the “influencer” is a relatively new yet endlessly debated concept in the world of digital media. Where celebrities’ personal lives were once the subject of gossip columns and trashy...

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REVIEW: ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ is a hilarious, biting satire

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer October 25, 2020

A sequel to “Borat” —titled “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”— was officially announced only a month ago, and now it is available to us at our fingertips — what a strange time to be alive.   Sacha...

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REVIEW: ‘Nomadland’ is a soulful exploration of humanity

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic October 11, 2020

In 2015, Chloé Zhao launched her career with her feature debut “Songs My Brother Taught Me.” A profoundly tender and understated neo-realist portrait of life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation....

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