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Angelina Jolie and Jon Bernthal in

REVIEW: ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is a thriller incapable of igniting excitement and offering resolutions

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer May 19, 2021
Having been established as an original and expressive voice in modern cinema, it should not come as a surprise that major companies like Warner Bros. would seek him out. Released in theaters and to HBO Max on May 14, 2021, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is the latest feature film to be both co-written and directed by Sheridan. The film appears to be much more commercialized compared to his previous films; however, the film falls flat due to the degradation of what made his most notable films stand out.
Michael B. Jordan in

‘Without Remorse’: Read the book instead

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer May 12, 2021
The film follows Navy SEAL John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) after he returns to the U.S. after leading a covert mission in Syria that could cause an international conflict. As retaliation for his role in the mission, Kelly and his team are targeted at their U.S. homes by Russian operatives.
LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

REVIEW: “Judas & the Black Messiah” is masterfully executed, timely and liberating

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer February 15, 2021

Although historical biopics serve as a retelling of history’s brightest or darkest moments, they also serve as a message that not much has changed in the present day. Released on Feb. 12, 2021, to theaters...

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo in

REVIEW: ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ makes tacky the new black

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

Hollywood comedies are a dime a dozen: very few of them go out of their way to dispense their humor in ways that challenge film form and introduce new ideas to the genre. For every “Palm Springs”,...

Carey Mulligan stars as

“Promising Young Woman” is the most innovative feminist film in years

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 6, 2021

It was only natural that a wave of female-driven independent films with themes surrounding cultural misogyny and female empowerment followed the wake ofwould be created as a side effect of the #MeToo movement....

Zendaya and John David Washington in the movie “Malcolm & Marie.” (Dominic Miller/Netflix/TNS)

REVIEW: ‘Malcom & Marie’ is a lovers’ quarrel that’s hard to love

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer February 6, 2021

Written and directed by Sam Levinson, creator of HBO’s “Euphoria,” the Netflix original film “Malcolm & Marie” stands out as one of the few films to have been produced and finished during...

Lily Reinhart and Austin Abrams in

REVIEW: “Chemical Hearts,” mediocre teen angst

Brenna Flanagan , Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2020
Pulled out of the overdone genre of 2000s teenage angst flicks, the only new things “Chemical Hearts” does for audiences today was to recruit experienced teenage players Lili Reinhart from “Riverdale” and Austin Abrams from “Euphoria.”   What follows is a mediocre love story of two teenagers somehow fully aware of how confusingly misguided their actions are but still doing them anyway.  
Keith L. Williams, at left, Jacob Tremblay and Brady Noon in

REVIEW: ‘Good Boys’—this summer success will take you back to middle school

William Becker, Staff Writer September 6, 2019

“Good Boys” is a perfect image of the transition between childhood and teenage years. It has this odd sort of nostalgia that is represented by an awkward, clunky sense of juvenile humor that never...

REVIEW: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer March 17, 2019

It is amazing how many franchises seem to be reaching climactic endings this year. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will end their big story arc with “Avengers: Endgame” next month. “Game of Thrones”...

REVIEW: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer March 17, 2019

For decades anime has been an integral piece of American pop culture, from Studio Ghibli to Saturday morning cartoons. The influence it has had is deep and far-reaching. Almost every anime fan dreams of...

REVIEW: ‘Captain Marvel’

Jonathan Montague, Staff Writer March 17, 2019

Audiences have been clamoring for years to see a major blockbuster female-led superhero movie. DC won that race in 2017 with the release of “Wonder Woman,” which lived up to all of the hype surrounding...

REVIEW: ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Samantha Dickerson , Lifestyles Editor March 1, 2019
I believe what I immediately said was ‘Good Grief. No.’ Not another do-good superhero show. Not another show trying too hard to be ironic and dark that I would have to suffer through. However, after episode one, I realized that this dark, twisted version of those genres was exactly what Netflix and I needed.
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