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‘Suspiria’ – Tonally Confused But Impressively Crafted | Film Review

  If Suspiria is the latest entry into this newfangled mini-genre known as “art-horror” or sometimes “elevated horror”, then we have a long road ahead of us. Not because this film is bad, but because watching this, it’s easy to already feel the tiredness creeping in towards this new mini-genre.   Of course, this is just a fancy way of[…]

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‘Widows’ – A Dark Tapestry Of Corruption | Film Review

  Director Steve McQueen crafts another film from the plight of characters having to fight against a system that has wronged them; this one forged out of a combination of corruption, power, oppression, and love.   Set in Chicago during a fierce battle for Alderman of the South Side project, this isn’t your Ocean’s Eleven-type heist film. The heist itself[…]

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‘Incredibles 2’ – Was It Worth The Wait? | Film Review

  Out of all of Pixar’s films, The Incredibles had the most franchise potential and fans have been demanding a sequel for years. Yet it took 14-years for Pixar and writer/director Brad Bird to deliver.   Incredibles 2 picks up where the original film left off: the city of Metroville being attacked by the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) and the Parr[…]

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‘Sicario 2: Soldado’ – Engrossing But Ultimately Confusing | Film Review

  When a sequel to 2015’s Sicario was initially announced, there were more than a few people with a confused reaction, especially when director Denis Villeneuve was later revealed to be no longer involved, nor Emily Blunt.   In a contemporary Hollywood full of sequels it wasn’t particularly surprising, but a studio hitching their wagon to a follow-up of a[…]

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‘Ocean’s 8’ – A Distinctly Average Heist Flick That Lacks Flash | Film Review

  After an 11 year break, the Ocean’s series is back with an all-female spin-off, a move that will excite and enrages certain groups in equal measure.   Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) sister, has been given parole after serving five years in jail and immediately plans a major heist at the annual MET Gala. To achieve[…]

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