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Film

Superheroes: The fight between television and film

The superhero genre has become a staple in today’s film and television industry. It’s become the driving force of contemporary blockbusters, with many of them becoming the highest-grossing movies every summer. Marvel and DC...

“13TH” offers harrowing tale of oppression

“13th” tells the harrowing tale of modern day slavery in America’s prison industry. From the beginning, powerful imagery traces the roots of inequality back to the antebellum South. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay does a brilliant...

“Birth of a Nation” is a flawed, but mesmerizing film

Generally, film reviews are pretty standard: A writer gives an argument for why a certain film is worth watching or not, and then rates said film on a scale from one to 10. However,...

“The Girl on the Train” is running out of steam

For a psychological thriller, “The Girl on the Train” isn’t at all psychologically mind-boggling or thrilling. Sure, the book, written by Paula Hawkins, might have been great in its own respect, but I don’t...

Herzog’s new documentary explores the digital world

Over the last few decades, German director Werner Herzog has been making some of the most compelling documentaries of our era — documentaries which probe and explore the many facets of the current human...

Pixar found some nostalgia bait

Remember when Pixar released “Inside Out?” Remember how it was an original film premise that everyone loved? Remember when Disney got incredibly lucky with the surprisingly good “Zootopia,” which was about Donald Trump’s America,...

“X-Men: Apocalypse” isn’t fantastic, but it’ll do

Let’s get straight to the point: “X-Men: Apocalypse” is good, but not great. In the franchise’s ninth installment, the all powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur aka Apocalypse, has only one thing on his mind...

More of a minor disagreement really

In the comic version of “Civil War,” Captain America (Chris Evans) ends up imprisoned and the Avengers are disbanded. While a polarizing storyline at the time, I remember thinking around the time of the...

‘Mother’s Day’ is closer to a parody than a comedy

I walked into “Mother’s Day” expecting a two-hour soap opera, which was a little true, but there were also some unexpected aspects. The refreshing components were the acting and the high level of diverse...

“Ratchet and Clank”: The hour-and-a-half long commercial

This movie is a promotion for the 2016 “Ratchet and Clank” game, and both the movie and 2016 game are loosely based off the plot of the original 2002 3D action-platformer game. Despite enjoying...