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    Review: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

    It comes as no surprise to see another documentary about the internet and its unruly, (potentially) dangerous nature. Films like Catfish, Deep Web, The Internet’s Own Boy and Citizenfour serve as reminders of how the internet is a recent development in civilization whose powers and capabilities have yet to be fully realized. That aspect of the web has proven to be ripe ...

    On August 12, 2016 / By
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    Review: Pete’s Dragon

    Over the past couple years, Disney has been producing live-action films of their animated classics from decades past. Last year, they released the successful Cinderella and earlier this year, the highly-acclaimed The Jungle Book. Disney hopes to repeat their past successes with Pete’s Dragon, a live-action remake of their 1977 movie that revolves around a young boy who grows up and lives ...

    On August 12, 2016 / By
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    Review: The Infiltrator

    While on paper, Brad Furman’s latest film The Infiltrator may seem as your run of the mill espionage thriller, promising very little and delivering even less. Especially with Furman’s uneven filmography, which features such darlings as 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer but as well such blunders as 2013’s Runner Runner, the film can toy with your expectations. Yet, there is something special about ...

    On August 12, 2016 / By
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    Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

    Meryl Streep stars in Florence Foster Jenkins, the film based on the true story of, you guessed it, Florence Foster Jenkins. Like the real Florence, the titular character is a fierce devotee to (and sponsor of) the opera and – to borrow the words of Wikipedia – “was known and mocked for her flamboyant performance costumes and notably poor singing ability”. I ...

    On August 12, 2016 / By
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    Review: Suicide Squad

    If there’s one thing that can be said about Suicide Squad, meant to be the DC Cinematic Universe’s answer to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it is “you’re trying too hard”. Ostensibly meant to careen this superfranchise in a new direction and act as a springboard for launching multiple new properties, it wants so desperately to be as daring and subversive as ...

    On August 5, 2016 / By
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    Review: Nerve

    To be completely truthful, when I first saw the trailer for this film I thought it looked like a half-priced Tuesday kind of a flick. With that in mind, I walked into the theatre under the impression that I’d either be seemingly entertained, or extremely annoyed. While my expectations were somewhat mediocre, honestly I was wrong – Nerve is actually pretty decent. ...

    On July 27, 2016 / By

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