Reviews


‘Close’ – Review

Lukas Dhont uses the relationship between two adolescent boys as a cathartic study on the intersectionality of friendship, identity, masculinity, and grief.  13-year-old Leo lives in a rural town where his family spends seasons growing and harvesting flowers. While his family labors away, Leo fills his time making the fields his playground with his best…

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‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ – Review

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a modern masterpiece and a film that perfectly speaks to our times. This review contains spoilers for the film. Everything Everywhere All At Once is an action film, an absurdist comedy, a multiverse sci-fi flick, and a family drama that deals with themes of existentialism, clinical depression, immigrant life…

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‘Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood’ – Review

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood is far more than just a director reliving his past and cementing his history into film; it’s the feeling of a time when the impossible became possible and when stars did become reachable. One of the most remarkable feats in the history of man happened in 1969 when…

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‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ – Review

Director Dean Fleischer-Camp and writer and star Jenny Slate effectively bring this YouTube series to the big screen with love and heartbreak. It is truly a wonder that something like this worked, and it is even more miraculous that it works so well. It was in 2010 that Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate had an…

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‘The Woman King’ – Review

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical film is an action-packed masterpiece that perfectly balances tense action sequences with gripping drama. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King tells the story of General Nanisca (Viola Davis), as she leads the charge to protect King Ghezo (John Boyega), who rules the kingdom of Dahomey, a powerful west African state. As the Agojie…

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‘Good Night Oppy’ – Review

Though Good Night Oppy is focused on inanimate objects, it shows grief, compassion, and connection in a unique way. More than just a documentary about the miracle rover that explored Mars, Good Night Oppy focuses on the scientists’ emotional investment in the little rover. By following Opportunity and its twin Spirit, we get to know…

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