Romance

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1.0

Fifty Shades Freed: Movie Review

When I started writing about movies, I wanted to find something positive to say about every movie I saw. As time has passed, some movies I’ve seen seemed to accept the challenge, daring me to stoop to troll-level snarkiness. I’d like to think I’ve resisted the temptation to be negative for its own sake. At […]
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5.0

Phantom Thread: Movie Review

When Phantom Thread ended, the very first thing that came out of my mouth was, “Wow.” I just wasn’t sure what else to say after that. I knew I absolutely loved the film, but I couldn’t think of the right words to express how I felt about it. I don’t typically sit through the credits […]
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4.5

The Shape of Water: Movie Review

Guillermo del Toro returns with another fantastical drama, The Shape of Water. As a fan of his work, I was interested in what this film would bring to the table. It did not disappoint. The film is about a mute woman named Elisa Esposito who discovers an amphibious creature within the Occam Aerospace Research Center she […]
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4.0

Breathe: Movie Review

With his new film, Breathe, Andy Serkis is the latest actor to try his hand at directing a film. Many have done this over the years. People such as Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood have found great success in their directorial attempts. Then you have others like Tim Allen and Johnny Depp who weren’t able […]
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4.5

The Big Sick: Movie Review

It’s hard to look at The Big Sick and not praise it as the best romantic comedy of the last couple of years. The film, which stars Kumail Nanjiani, is based on Nanjiani’s real-life experience with his wife and the struggles they went through to be together. This movie is heartfelt, hilarious and everything one […]
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3.5

My Cousin Rachel: Movie Review

So going into My Cousin Rachel I was expecting a typical period piece where the plot was as predictable as the character development. I hadn’t really heard anything about this film up until watching it, doesn’t seem like it was highly publicized. What we end up getting is a piece that leaves you questioning the end. […]
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4.0

Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Disney’s foray into adapting their classic animated films continues this year with Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle and the likes of Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen as supporting characters. This star-studded adaptation comes after the successes of The Jungle Book and Cinderella, the latter being the first adaptation that Disney made. […]

Fifty Shades Darker: Movie Review

I get it. I’m not the target audience for Fifty Shades Darker. So what? I appreciate that life has more to offer than hot wings and beer. Full disclosure, I love hot wings and beer. While Darker is far from perfect, it manages that rare cinematic feat of being a sequel surpassing its predecessor in […]
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4.5

Allied: Movie Review

It seems Hollywood is bound and determined to churn out reboots, most of which nobody asked for or wanted. Thankfully, Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard is a welcome exception. While Allied owes a debt to the 1942 classic, Casablanca, this latest offering from director Robert Zemeckis is no reboot. Allied weaves a mix […]
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3.0

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Movie Review

Some successful films will have audiences begging for sequels, like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and just about anything with a comic book hero.  There are also successful films that audiences are happy with just having a single entry and feel like a sequel would just ruin everything such as When Harry Met Sally, Gladiator, and the Matrix.  My […]