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Freddie Mercury biopic not as operatic as real life Bohemian Rhapsody chronicles the life of Freddie Mercury from the time he stumbled upon Queen, then called Smile, to the Live Aid concert which brought them back together in 1985. Overall, it is a decent movie

Review: Shane Dawson’s The Mind of Jake Paul docu-series

YouTuber delves into psyche of fellow creator YouTuber Shane Dawson has recently begun making documentaries about internet celebrities like Jeffree Star and Tana Mongeau. Dawson’s latest venture is The Mind of Jake Paul. This series consists of eight parts that focus on determining whether or

Review: Halloween is gory, fun, and well done

Myers is back and better than ever by Isaiah Mancha and Alexander Elmore After narrowly escaping an Oct. 31 killing spree in 1978, Jamie Lee Curtis returns 40 years later as Laurie Strode to face off yet again against Michael Myers in 2018’s Halloween. Set

Review: The House with a Clock in its Walls

Black, Blanchett, and Vaccaro deliver Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a comedic, action-packed thriller that captures the fun and entertaining side of magical fantasy. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, Roth brings a visually enchanting and surprisingly

A Simple Favor shows off entrapped women

Film fails to look at struggles of motherhood Despite recent efforts to feature more women-centric stories in Hollywood, few films are honest about the specific pressures of motherhood. A Simple Favor, based on the 2017 novel by Darcy Bell, is a continuation of the recent

Review: Searching is bold and unnerving

Techno-thriller offers unique perspective Aneesh Chaganty’s  Searching is a high-concept thriller that evokes human emotions to its core, reflecting on the mere fact that humans are too attached to their devices. One night, Margot Kim (Michelle La) tells her dad, David, she is at a

From page to screen: BlacKkKlansman

The truth gets lost in the adaptation The plot of the latest director Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman, sounds too outlandish to be true: The first ever African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department works in tandem with a white undercover detective, becomes a card-carrying

Eighth Grade is a subtle giant

Indie comedy is full of hard truths If there was ever an authority on the coming-of-age film, Molly Ringwald would certainly be it. So, it would almost be neglectful to not state that Ringwald tweeted that Eighth Grade “is the best movie about adolescence I’ve

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Stop praising Love, Simon

Warning: this review spoils the poorly made film Surrounded by the backdrop of upper-middle-class suburbia and the white people to match, Love, Simon tells the story of Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) who lives a picture perfect and extremely privileged life. He has caring (and at

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Ready Player One adds depth to genre

Video game movie genre gains a gem Ready Player One claims that “the limits of reality are your own imagination”—and director Steven Spielberg has a more limitless imagination than most. In Wade Watt’s (Tye Sheridan) 2045, life is so grim that most of humanity has chosen