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Review: Avengers: Endgame is a fitting send off

Marvel’s grand finale, Avengers: Endgame, is an ode to triumph, in finishing the 11-year story that started in 2008 with the original Iron Man. How does one cope with extreme loss and guilt? Avengers: Endgame dives deep into telling the story of how the remaining

Shazam! is 2019’s most fun superhero film

DC continues franchise course correction The DC Extended Universe has always seemed to have some trouble since 2014’s Man of Steel, which found mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. In 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also lost the battle against critical reviews,

Review: Captain Marvel is a welcome fresh face to the MCU

Marvel’s first female-led film takes spectacular flight Higher, further, faster. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) expands further into the cosmos with its first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel. Soaring towards an opening weekend debut of $155 million, Captain Marvel is a mesmerizing, action-packed adventure that

If Beale Street Could Talk is a beautiful heartache

Moonlight director delivers next masterpiece Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of two young lovers in 1970s Harlem, where Fonny (Stephen James) has been sent to jail for a crime he didn’t commit and Tish (Kiki Layne)

Bohemian Rhapsody is entertaining yet lackluster

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: 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