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Netflix releases Eric Andre’s new stand-up set “Legalize Everything”

Netflix releases Eric Andre's new stand-up set

William Becker, Staff Writer

June 25, 2020

Eric Andre’s sense of humor is absurd. It’s like if someone asked you to flip the light switch, turn the heater on, and make some coffee, but you responded in turn by using their grandmother’s ashes to start a fire in the basement for both light and heat and started taking speedballs for an extra ...

Da 5 Bloods: As good as gold

Clarke Peters and Delroy Lindo in a scene from

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

June 20, 2020

Upon the release of Spike Lee’s "Da 5 Bloods" on Netflix on June 12, many viewers made note of the film’s impeccable timing. It has not only released amid a global pandemic in which millions have free time to watch Netflix, it has also released in a historic moment of cultural strife against racial biases in law enfo...

‘Emma’ updates Jane Austin’s youthful love story for a new audience

Anya Taylor-Joy (right, with Mia Goth) as Emma.

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2020

The remake of Jane Austen's “Emma” is the perfect mix of witty, funny and heart clenchingly brilliant. Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a young girl, who loves being the center of attention and adores matching people up with the most unlikely of matches. When taking innocent orphan Harriet Smith (Mia...

Why ‘Parasite’ winning best picture is game-changing

The cast of

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 9, 2019, a fairly unassuming Sunday evening, the South Korean dramatic film "Parasite" was awarded best picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Bong Joon-ho, the prolific director of the film, had already won awards in three other categories that night. As he stood alongside...

“Horse Girl” disconnects completely from reality

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William Becker, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Horse Girl” made its debut on Jan. 27 at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and on Feb. 7, it was brought straight to Netflix. The film might have one of the most unfortunate name choices I have ever seen, thanks to Urban Dictionary and various searches on DuckDuckGo. Sure, horses are slightly rel...

“1917” is a bleak but brilliant masterpiece

George MacKay in “1917.”

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

So far in the 2019-2020 awards season, "1917" has emerged as a much more serious factor than some prognosticators had previously foreseen. So far, it has won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the award body’s drama category, as well as the main feature film prize of the Producer’s Guild Awards....

“Just Mercy” and the brilliance of Destin Daniel Cretton

Michael B. Jordan (left) and Jamie Foxx in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Destin Daniel Cretton is one of the most exciting directors making movies today. Having previously directed shattering dramatic films with high levels of emotion such as "Short Term 12" and "The Glass Castle," Cretton has had a major hand in launching Brie Larson into A-list status and is currently slated...

Adam Sandler in a new role in “Uncut Gems”

Adam Sandler stars in

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Adam Sandler might be one of the most hated actors of all time. Sure, Sandler has starred in some classic comedies and the occasional “dramatic comedy,” with movies like “Punch-Drunk Love,” the career-defining “Billy Madison” that would end up creating the mold for many of his later charac...

SATIRE: I’m sorry “Cats”

Francesca Hayward as Victoria, center, and Laurie Davidson as Mr. Mistoffelees, right, in 'Cats.' (Universal Pictures/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

I am sorry to anyone who spent money on tickets on “Cats,” I really am. Who hurt you? Did you not see the trailers for this movie and think, “Wow, what an abomination?” I am also so deeply sorry for the people who got into the theater and did not walk out after the first thirty minutes. I feel a dee...

“Marriage Story” is Netflix’s most beautiful release

Scarlett Johansson, left, Azhy Robertson and Adam Driver in the movie

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

It is said that family lawyers see good people in their worst moments. “Marriage Story” is a fantastic example of morally sound people being awful to each other in the name of holding a family together. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, ...

“Jumanji: The Next Level” is a disappointment

From left, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in a scene from “Jumanji: The Next Level” [Hiram Garcia/Sony]

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William Becker, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

Mainstream audiences were first blessed with “Jumanji” in late 1995, which starred the late Robin Williams. This first film, which was based upon a children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg, spawned an animated TV show, a vaguely related movie called “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” before a con...

“I heard you paint houses”: The Irishman review

From left to right, during a break in the trial of Jimmy Hoffa, Chuckie O'Brien (Jesse Plemons), Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano), Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) and Hoffa (Al Pacino) are shocked at the news of JFK's assassination in a scene from

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

If you are any kind of film buff or even have a mild interest in movies, you probably know who Martin Scorsese is. If you don’t, watch “Taxi Driver," “Raging Bull," “The Wolf of Wall Street" and more, then come back to this review. If you have seen any of these movies, you have probably heard...

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