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‘High Maintenance’ looks at America through hopeful lens

‘High Maintenance’ looks at America through hopeful lens

February 28, 2018

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump for President of the United States, many films and television shows have taken to using his victory as a lead-off point for biting humor and sharp critiques. ...

‘Game Night’ delivers on laughs and intrigue

‘Game Night’ delivers on laughs and intrigue

February 25, 2018

Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have secretly been the driving force behind a lot of major comedy hits over the past seven years, including “Horrible Bosses” and “Spider-Man...

“Black Panther” is a fresh take on the superhero film

“Black Panther” is a fresh take on the superhero film

February 18, 2018

It's become a cliché for reviews to proclaim that Marvel Studios’ newest movie is their best output yet. But “Black Panther” really is the best movie to bear the Marvel name; it's the only one to draw te...

“The Cloverfield Paradox” is a bland glut of a movie

“The Cloverfield Paradox” is a bland glut of a movie

February 6, 2018

If “The Cloverfield Paradox” ends up becoming a part of film history, it’ll be because of its unique distribution, not because of its quality or innovation. Netflix acquired the movie from Pa...

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” delivers a WCKD bang

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” delivers a WCKD bang

January 30, 2018

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is a sci-fi action film that will keep you gripping your seat, maintaining a theme of survival from start to finish. The film is the final installment in the trilogy, f...

“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

January 21, 2018

Witty and problematic, Netflix’s “Step Sisters” nudges the issue of cultural appropriation. The Netflix original attempts to follow in the footsteps of shows such as “Dear White People” and ...

Black Mirror reinvents itself in its fourth season

Black Mirror reinvents itself in its fourth season

January 4, 2018

Science-fiction can be a fun escape from reality, but “Black Mirror” only establishes a fear for tomorrow’s advances. Charlie Brooker’s hit anthology series about the many ways technology cou...

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

December 10, 2017

As we progress further into the 21st century, you’re likely to find fewer and fewer people who have heard of Tommy Wiseau’s early 2000s cult classic “The Room,” let alone actually watched it. It’s a cultural experience and cinemat...