The Predator

Advertisements When I first heard news about a Predator sequel directed by none other than writer-director Shane Black, I was stoked. That excitement remained, despite the bad word-of-mouth, besides the terrible track record of the series; I was ready to be rocked.…

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Advertisements While writing these reviews, I’ve tried to be as critical as possible. To me that means a comprehensive and thorough examination of a film. Every piece of a film should work towards a common goal. Whether that goal is atmosphere, story,…

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Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

Advertisements I‘ll start by dispelling a common misconception: this movie is not terrible. It’s not great, don’t get me wrong, but it certainly isn’t worth the disdain some have for it. It’s not Attack of the Clones bad; it’s more Return of the Jedi bad. It…

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Advertisements Imagine a wasteland. Civilization has ceased to exist. People are killed over resources that are vital to the post-apocalyptic economy: water, food, and gasoline. Cars are now war machines, scantily clad biker gangs are maniac bandits, and people band as tribes…

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Mad Max

Advertisements Horsepower Month is here and what better way to start off than the Australian indie film that satisfies the fans of the post-apocalypse with gritty and dark action, and really really cool cars all at once. Yes, it’s 1979’s Mad Max. Whenever…

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The Happytime Murders

Advertisements I love B-movie genre films. I realize not a whole lot of people do, but I love the irreverent, surprising and entertaining ways they will go about shaking up certain genres. They aren’t fine art, but they are an often disregarded…

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Dear White People: Season One

Advertisements Modern young adult life is filled with all kinds of puzzles to figure out. Social media, your sexuality, finals, identity politics, relationships, social issues, and much much more. I haven’t seen something articulate the gossipy melodrama, hyper-connected invasiveness, and aspirational revolutionary…

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Damsel

Advertisements Damsel is a deconstructed Western comedy that has a solid first half of Western, but once it starts deconstructing just falls apart. The film follows Samuel Alabaster, played with wonderful detail and quirk by Robert Pattinson, as he searches for his love…

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