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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 — ★★★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 on …

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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, …

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Trauma Begets Trauma: A Review of ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2

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– By Carly Twehous – Spoilers below for Seasons 1 and 2 In the wake of the general disaster that was Marvel’s Defenders—a knock-off Avengers attempt that even the DCEU can out-perform—Marvel’s Netflix heroes were left to the wolves, to prove that they could, at the very least, still hold their own. Jessica Jones, after that fan-favorite, girl-power first season, …

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Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’: A Fascinating Piece of American History

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– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Growing up, we all study American history at some point during our education. We learn about things like George Washington, the Boston Tea Party, and World War II. But throughout history, there are also those events that seem to shake the very foundation of what this country is all about, and somehow, we …

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Claire Foy Holds Together a Faulty Soderbergh Experiment in ‘Unsane’

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(2018—Director: Steven Soderbergh) —by Renard N. Bansale — ★★1/2 (out of 5 stars) “There’s some more forms you need to fill out; it’s just routine.” — Highland Creek Counselor (Myra Lucretia Taylor) to Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy)  Potential spoilers below August 2017’s Logan Lucky marked the return of Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh after a four-year hiatus. At first it underwhelmed that …

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‘Tomb Raider’: Lara Croft’s Lackluster Return to the Big Screen

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(2018—Director: Roar Uthaug) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★½ (out of 5 stars) “Come on, it’ll be an adventure.” “Death is not an adventure.” — Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) and Lu Ren (Daniel Wu) Potential spoilers below Since its debut in 1996, the Tomb Raider franchise has become a mainstay in action adventure gaming, selling 63 million copies …