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Just Another Day in Paradise: ‘The Good Place’ Review

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– By Carly Twehous – Some spoilers below Welcome! Everything is fine! This is the Good Place: A generalized, metaphysical “paradise” run exclusively on the arbitrary negative and positive energy put out into the universe. (Very Woodstock, I know.) Every action you do has a pre-assigned negative or positive value to it and your ultimate score determines if you spend …

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A Fortunate Review for an Unfortunate Show

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Review of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, Season 2 – By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Last year, Netflix blessed humanity with a live action series adaptation of the popular children’s books “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket. This gloomy story follows the highly intelligent Baudelaire children and the unfortunate events following the death of their parents in …

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On ‘A Quiet Place’ and What It Truly Means to Be Pro-Life

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–By Sam Hendrian– Spoilers Below The label “pro-life” is thrown around constantly in America’s ongoing abortion debate. Many people interpret this label to mean pro the life of an unborn child and any life that society deems unworthy of the utmost protection. While this interpretation is not wrong, it is incomplete. After all, the word “life” refers not only to …

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Succumbing to a Family Legacy’s Shadow in ‘Chappaquiddick’

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(2018—Director: John Curran) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★1/2 (out of 5 stars)  “President Kennedy cast a very long shadow, and he still does. I’m walking in it every day.” “What’s it like walking in that shadow?” — Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (Jason Clarke) and ABC Reporter (Gary Tanguay), Interview recorded July 17, 1969  “Sometimes the path you’re …

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Why ‘Darkest Hour’ and ‘The Post’ Signal a New Age of Biopics

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– By Katherine Sanderson – This past awards season saw two biopics receive much attention: Darkest Hour, focusing on Winston Churchill, and The Post, focusing on Katharine Graham. Both matched expectations, receiving strong reviews and racking up many awards nominations, with Darkest Hour garnering six Academy Awards nominations, winning Best Actor and Best Makeup, and The Post receiving six Golden Globe …

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How the Weinstein Scandal Prevented ‘Mary Magdalene’ From Theatrical Release in the USA

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– By Katherine Sanderson – Easter weekend has come and gone. Many Christians made their way to theaters this weekend to see faith-based films such as Paul: Apostle of Christ, I Can Only Imagine, and God is Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness. But what was missing from the line-up was a high-budget film starring major stars Rooney Mara, Joaquin …

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‘Isle of Dogs’: An Impressive, Charming Aesthetic Masks an Underwhelming Story

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– By Ben Escobar – I love dogs. Who doesn’t? Wes Anderson definitely does, and it shines throughout his latest film, cleverly titled, Isle of Dogs. Known for his signature style that replicates that of a quirky perfectionist telling a story around a campfire, Wes Anderson’s latest film is no exception to that reputation. While I found the film to be …

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Pop Culture References Crowd a Basic Sci-Fi Adventure in ‘Ready Player One’

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(2018—Director: Steven Spielberg) —by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★1/2 (out of 5 stars) “A real Gunter would risk everything to save the Oasis from I.O.I.” “Who said that?” “Me.” — Samantha “Art3mis” Cook (Olivia Cooke) and Wade “Parzival” Watts (Tye Sheridan) Potential spoilers below Between late 1992 and 1993, two vastly different film projects stretched the creative limits of director …

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On ‘The Breakfast Club’ and Youthful Restlessness

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “When you grow up, your heart dies.” So goes the haunting statement made by high schooler Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) to her fellow detention inmates towards the end of John Hughes’s popular film The Breakfast Club (1985). While such a bold statement may seem unfairly cynical, …