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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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‘Harley Quinn’ Provides Laughs and Doesn’t Shy Away From Serious Subject Matter – Review

Dr. Harleen Quinzel a.k.a. Harley Quinn has been a staple of DC lore for years and while she has made appearances in various animated shows, animated movies and live-action ones (including the upcoming Birds of Prey), she is one comical character who hasn’t had her own series and it left many always wondering ‘why?’. Well, now we finally have just […]

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‘The Irishman’ is The Most Uncompromising Film Martin Scorsese Has Made in Decades – Review

While union activist/leader Jimmy Hoffa was serving prison time through the late 1960s, a group of wild young film students was ramping up to shake down Hollywood. And although this group consisted of game-changing innovators like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, director and MCU critic Martin Scorsese has proven to be the most savvy in navigating the tectonic shifts in […]

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Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke Try to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive in ‘Last Christmas’ – Review

When you think of Christmas movies there are a few things that remain consistent throughout them all. They are films about sentiments: love, hope, family, giving – just to name a few of the themes that often populate Christmas films. One thing is for certain, a successful Christmas film is a very delicate balance. Last Christmas is an example of […]

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Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ Falls Short On Being A Modern Sci-Fi Epic – Review

It would be an understatement to call director Ang Lee anything short of a mastermind. The two-time Academy Award winner has reached this rank through incredible films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain. However, not many take into account that Lee has built his entire career on the back of his ingenuity. Take a look at the man’s […]

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Visually Brilliant ‘Ad Astra’ Attempts A Different Take On the Space Genre – Review

Over the years, films about space have become more prevalent and Ad Astra is one of the many that’s been released and/or screened via film festival this year. With a refreshing spin on the typical stories audiences have seen, Ad Astra still falls victim to certain tropes. However, Brad Pitt’s fine performance as the film’s protagonist helps to elevate the […]

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TIFF 2019: ‘Blood Quantum’ Is The Zombie Movie We Need Right Now – Review

Zombies – one of horror’s greatest creations. There is an endless list of films and television shows that focus on this horror sub-genre. We have seen zombies birthed by awful medical errors countless times; post-apocalyptic worlds are riddled with them. Zombies began as these terrifying sluggish creatures that slowly chased brains, now they run and swarm. They exist in classics […]

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TIFF 2019: ‘Knives Out’ Is A Hilarious Whodunnit That Shines With Relevant Social Commentary – Review

Writer/Director Rian Johnson is back at it again with his latest film, Knives Out. The murder-mystery revolves around the Thrombey family and their closest friends, who are wrapped up in a whodunnit situation after the death of Thrombey patriarch, Harlan (Christopher Plummer). But with a plethora of suspects to choose from and many of them pointing fingers at one another, […]