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'Sonic The Hedgehog' Leaps Into Our Hearts, But Doesn't Quite Reach Its Full Potential – Review

It was not that long ago when the world was shown the first look of Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) from Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog. What we were shown was not entirely what we expected Sonic to look like with photo-realistic CGI, especially after Warner Bros. wowed us with their live action-CGI hybrid Detective Pikachu. Now that Sonic the Hedgehog […]

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Complex Characters and Great Action Take 'Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)' to Another Level – Review

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is back and better than ever, with some new friends joining her in what was a wild ride from start to finish. We are familiar with Gotham and the place which the Clown Prince of Crime holds within it. This is something that made Quinn untouchable. But now that she and the Joker broke up, she’s […]

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Sundance 2020: Mateo and Moisés Arias Put the American Dream to Test in ‘Blast Beat’ – Review

Colombian director and producer Esteban Arango plows through borders with his feature debut, Blast Beat. Named after a drumbeat style heavily associated with metal music and its derivatives, Blast Beat explores the trials and tribulations of the American dream through a Colombian family. Forced to leave Colombia due to political turmoil in 1999, tension rises between two opposing brothers, a distressed […]

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Sundance 2020: The Horrors of Being a Refugee Rise in ‘His House’ – Review

Director/screenwriter Remi Weekes gives Netflix a sure to be modern classic with His House. This being Weekes’ first feature cements his name as one to look out for in the coming years. His House follows a married couple from South Sudan in desperate search of a better life in London. The two catch a glimmering break when their status upgrades from detainees […]

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Sundance 2020: Tradition and Empathy Stand Trial in ‘Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness’ – Review

Iranian filmmaker Massoud Bakhshi delivers an unparalleled gem at Sundance 2020 with Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness. Women who are found guilty of murdering their husbands are sentenced to death under Islamic law. On the contrary, Islamic law also allows those guilty to escape death if and only if they are forgiven by the victim’s family. Yalda operates with this […]

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Sundance 2020: 'Mucho Mucho Amor' is the Beautiful and Worthy Reflection of Latinx Icon Walter Mercado We Need – Review

Walter Mercado needs no introduction to a Latinx audience. The Puerto Rican Astrologer first took Latin America by storm with his televised horoscopes in the 70s. If Mercado was decked out in capes reading horoscopes on TV, people would have no choice but to sit quietly and wait for their sign to be read. “¡Libra… Escucha mucho que tu cuerpo […]

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Sundance 2020: The Coming-of-Age Story Breaks New Ground in ‘Cuties’ – Review

Out of all the films Netflix is premiering at Sundance this year, Cuties is among the more valiant. The French production is unconventional in comparison to the Hollywood standard. Cuties follows the maturing exploitations of Amy, a daughter of Senegalese immigrants newly moved into the low-class suburbs of France. Maïmouna Doucouré makes this her feature directorial debut – her short film […]

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The CW's 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' is a Celebration of the Superhero Genre – Review

The CW has managed to surpass all expectations yet again. It’s no easy feat to make a 5-hour anything consistently entertaining, but the network just does it anyway. Why? Because they can. It’s been said plenty of times about superhero live adaptations and it’ll be said again, but Crisis on Infinite Earths is truly an ambitious crossover. Marv Wolfman’s 1986 […]

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Favorite Films of the Decade

To say this was an incredible decade for film is a massive understatement. With advancing technology, a profound popularity of superheroes, and more diverse filmmakers getting a chance, this decade has been a real treat for cinephiles and casual movie-goers alike. So to celebrate the new year and the new decade, here’s a list of the best movies from each […]