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‘Rebecca’ is a shallow, unoriginal adaptation of the 1930 novel

Photo Courtesy of Kerry Brown - Netflix
November 15, 2020

There is nothing fresh, never mind original, in Ben Wheatley's retelling of Rebecca. Based on the late 1930s novel, this film version of Rebecca had high expectationsbut unfortunately fell hard...

‘The Queen’s Gambit’: A refreshing historical miniseries that manages to remain topical

‘The Queen’s Gambit’: A refreshing historical miniseries that manages to remain topical
November 15, 2020

The Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit chronicles the emotional story of the struggle and success of chess champion Beth Harmon. She is portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy, who received acclaim for...

Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’ continues to excite with the start of its second season

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November 15, 2020

Season 1 of The Mandalorian wowed audiences with its live-action look into the Star Wars expanded universe last year with many fans agreeing that it was one of the best things to happen to the franchise...

‘Clouds’ is an emotional, inspiring trip through the life of a late creator

Photo Courtesy of Disney
November 2, 2020

Zachary David Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, at the young age of 14. He lived in Lakeland, Minnesota, and loved to write, perform and compose music. The film “Clouds,” named...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’: A thrilling retelling of one of America’s most notorious trials

Photo Courtesy of Nico Tavernise and Netflix
November 2, 2020

The Vietnam War infamously brought great turmoil and created one of the greatest divisions America had ever seen. “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin, depicts the story of one of...

‘Love and Monsters’ shows potential as thriller but fails to live up to it

Dylan O’ Brien stars as Joel Dawson in ‘Love and Monster’, an enjoyable but standard film that incorporates tropes from monster movies with a romantic comedy twist - Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
November 2, 2020

Not to be confused with the Doctor Who episode of the same name, “Love and Monsters” was released on Oct. 16 to selected theaters and streaming platforms. The film evokes light-hearted romantic...

Adam Sandler Frightens Audiences Once Again With Netflix’s “Hubie Halloween”

Adam Sandler haunts viewers with another crude performance in Hubie Halloween - Photo Courtsey of Netflix
October 16, 2020

Adam Sandler has a notorious reputation for relishing in the production of crude comedy flicks with distinguishing low levels of nuance and quality. Last year, Sandler took a drastic turn from his prior...

“Vampires vs. the Bronx” Is a Simple but Enjoyable Start to the Halloween Season

Vampires vs. The Bronx while cliché, presents interesting themes with its setting - Photo Courtesy of Broadway Video
October 16, 2020

here’s always a thin line between a scream and a laugh. Both serve to release pent-up emotion and tend to be amplified within the right setting, be it a group event at a theatre or a solo experience at...

“Midnight Sun” casts a new light on the story of “Twilight”

Midnight Sun celebrates the 10th anniversary of Twilight with a new prologue story - Photo Courtesy of ummit Entertainment, Little, Brown and Company
October 16, 2020

Edward Cullen sparkles in the sunlight, has a thing for blood and was a mega hit in the book “Twilight.” Now, the centenarian vampire with a 17-year-old’s good looks has returned to the page in...

Merawi Gerima’s ‘Residue’ depicts harsh, emotional relationships of Black communities in America

Merawi Gerima’s “Residue” Depicts the Harsh, Emotional Relationships of Black Communities in America - Joseph Ferrer - Photo Courtesy of Array
October 1, 2020

Debuting on Netflix, “Residue” is a brutally honest and emotional film about the harsh realities of the gentrification of Black communities in Washington D.C. Director Merawi Gerima uses “Residue”...

‘Enola Holmes’: An enjoyable film that would have been better as a series

Enola Holmes - An enjoyable film that would have been better as a series - Koreena Harnaraine - Photo from Legendary Entertainment.
October 1, 2020

“Enola Holmes” premiered on Sept. 23 on Netflix. The movie features a stellar cast, including Millie Bobby Brown as Enola, Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes and Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes. The...

‘Tenet’: A thrilling film for return to theatres

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September 18, 2020

Christopher Nolan’s newest science-fiction thriller “Tenet” faced a daunting task as it released exclusively in theaters on Sept. 3, being one of the first films to do so since multiplexes were...

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