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The top 10 best movies of 2020

Christopher Nolan's latest film
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...

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

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

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

Chadwick Boseman stars in his final role in
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...

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

Still of Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in
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...

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

Still from
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...

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

Still of Sacha Baron Cohen in
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...

REVIEW: ‘Nomadland’ is a soulful exploration of humanity

Still of Frances McDormand in Chloe Zhao's third feature film
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....

REVIEW: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is an uninspired— but important— retelling

Still from
September 27, 2020

In the summer of 1968, a large anti-war protest was held near the ongoing Democratic National Convention in downtown Chicago. Over the course of five days and five nights, these protesters clashed with...

REVIEW: ‘All In : The Fight For Democracy’ emphasizes the importance of voting

September 20, 2020

On the eve of the upcoming November election, Stacey Abrams, Liz Garbus, Lisa Cortés and Amazon studios joined forces to release “All In: The Fight For Democracy,” a documentary film emphasizing the...

REVIEW: ‘Kajillionaire’ masterfully portrays dysfunctional family

Still from
September 20, 2020

American indie films are no stranger to weird quirky dysfunctional families. Whether it be “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Buffalo ‘66” or “Captain Fantastic,” it seems...

Solo: A ‘Meh’ Story

Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo years before he joins the Rebellion.
May 29, 2018

With “Solo,” we are now officially four years/movies into Disney’s reign over the “Star Wars” license. It started with a familiar, yet fun feeling in “Force Awakens.” “Rogue One” wasn’t...

Marvel’s anti-hero returns

Following immense success with the first
May 21, 2018

“Deadpool 2” carries on shortly after the conclusion of its predecessor, “Deadpool.” Wade Wilson has made a name for himself since defeating the first film’s main villain Ajax – or Francis,...

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