Review: La La Land Is For The Ones That Dream

La La Land is more of a musical mashup than a straightforward musical. Through its songs, its wardrobe, and even its palette, it’s an affectionate homage to the pas de deux in classics like An American in Paris or Singin’ in the Rain. Yet this nostalgic cocktail…

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Review: Edge of Seventeen is a Teen Comedy Masterpiece

            Edge of Seventeen represents one of those rare occasions in which a movie manages to have it all: a pitch-perfect trifecta of great screenwriting, amazing performances, and precise direction. And while the film's subject matter is nothing new or revolutionary…

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Review: Arrival Offers Cerebral Close Encounters

The mysterious spacecraft in Arrival might as well be the tip of an iceberg. This thoughtful, deeply emotional film builds a delicately expansive tale about the power of words, stories, and connection around a plot ostensibly about alien contact.    Linguaphiles…

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Review: Hacksaw Ridge is Anything But Rusty

Mel Gibson returns to directing after a ten-year hiatus with Hacksaw Ridge, a fact-based story of faith and violence surrounding a US Army medic who singlehandedly saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa without firing a single shot.   Former Amazing…

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