Private Life

Advertisements Perhaps the most pleasing thing about Private Life is how lived-in every inch of it feels. Rachel and Richard’s apartment doesn’t ask for an ounce of attention because it looks like so many you’ve stepped into. Christos Voudouris’ cinematography and the understated…

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Advertisements The Nutcracker and the Four Realms begins with a young girl named Clara (Mackenzie Foy), her siblings, and her grieving father. Having lost her mother, Clara’s family unit is one with broken connections and a lack of understanding. When she receives…

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Final Girls: 10 Survivors Worth Celebrating

Advertisements A Final Girl is a commonly used trope in horror—especially slashers—where one ‘lucky’ female character rises like a phoenix from the ashes and survives a terrifying ordeal, coming out the other side with new strengths and usually bucket loads of emotional…

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Johnny English Strikes Again

Advertisements My mother has only seen two movies this year. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, and this latest Johnny English outing. When asked why she watches so few, she’ll say she can’t find the time or energy. She’s a hard-working mother…

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Advertisements Things I Know What You Did Last Summer has: a pale corpse-ish looking Jennifer Love Hewitt as quiet protagonist Julie, a stress-smoking anti-Buffy Summers Sarah Michelle Gellar as Helen, two unintelligent Ken-dolls, and a road accident in which all of these…

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‘A Star Is Born’ Review

Advertisements In the first act of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut there’s an electricity in the air, a tangible atmosphere with jolts of energy. Because when navigating crowds and guitars, A Star Is Born is at its best; and it has one of…

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Happy Death Day

Advertisements Happy Death Day chronicles a scenario in which a selfish and badly behaved student is forced to relive her birthday over and over again à la Before I Fall. The difference is this is horror, which means instead of simply endlessly…

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