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Mother! Movie Review

All film is subjective. It’s an obvious thing to say, but a film like Mother! should come attached with a reminder of this. Darren Aronosky’s latest directorial effort will likely be one of the most divisive films of the year. However, it is also one of 2017’s most daring and powerful films. Mother! is not […]

IT: Movie Review

There’s something special about youthful imagination. The same imagination that inspires childhood aspirations also conjures monsters and boogeymen. The cruel twist is dreaming of one day becoming an astronaut is as fun as believing in monsters is terrifying. Out of this contradiction, we get It, the latest Stephen King novel to get a big-screen adaptation. […]

Leap! Movie Review

2017 has not been a good year for animated films. At this point last year, we had Kung Fu Panda 3,  Zootopia, The Little Prince, Finding Dory, and Kubo and the Two Strings. From that list alone, two films were nominated for an Academy Award with Zootopia eventually coming out as the winner for the […]

Annabelle:Creation – Movie Review

Nearly three years after the first Annabelle movie was released, the terrifying doll returns in the form of a prequel directed by Lights Out creator, David F. Sandberg. I should preface this by saying that while I loved The Conjuring, its Annabelle spin-off didn’t work for me at all. I groaned at the idea of […]

Step : Movie Review

During this time of social change, we are seeing more and more representation of black women in film and television.  They are demanding to be seen and heard in outlets such as the much-anticipated Black Panther film, the new Star Trek television series reboot, and prominent roles previously given to Caucasian women like Zendaya as […]

Wind River: Movie Review

I let myself go into Wind River with very little expectations. I knew that the director and writer, Taylor Sheridan, wrote Sicario so I had hope that the story would be just as well constructed. Other than that, I allowed myself to be surprised by the film. Jeremey Renner stars as Cory Lambert, a US […]

Kidnap: Movie Review

I was expecting this film to be intense, but I didn’t realize that I would be holding my tongue back at the screen. Kidnap is directed by Luis Prieto and stars Halle Berry as Karla Dyson, a single mother. Berry’s character works at a diner to support her six year old son, Frankie played by […]

The Dark Tower: Movie Review

After years of languishing in production hell, Roland of Gilead’s (Idris Elba) big-screen pursuit of the man in black (Matthew McConaughey) has arrived. The Dark Tower might not be the movie fans have been waiting for, but it’s the one they’ll get. It took Stephen King over 20 years to complete the seven-book series spawned […]