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A Semi-Shining Sequel

There are some movies that don’t need sequels. Despite the insistence otherwise by Hollywood franchise creators, there’s something to be said for a standalone film. Can you imagine a direct sequel to Raging Bull? A Jake LaMatta 2: Boxing Boogaloo?

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One of the drawbacks of reviewing film is that you see a lot of film. This seems counterintuitive, of course. I love movies. Still, when you watch a lot of them, you start to see the same ideas over and over. Repetition drives audiences to ... Read more


One thing critics sometimes fail to appreciate is just how hard it is to make a feature film. Modern-day filmmaking, particularly for a Hollywood feature, requires thousands of people, each one working long hours, to create a piece of art. They ... Read more


The Netflix model of film production is a tricky one. On one hand, it can be hard to keep up with the number of original films and television shows within the app. For reasons that are known only to them, their suggestion algorithm is complicated. Read more


On Saturday, October 26th, the region’s best horror film festival is back for its ninth iteration. I’m fairly certain that this makes the Frightening Ass Film Fest the longest running annual film event in the city. Without a doubt, the FAFF is a ... Read more


In the graphic novel “The Killing Joke” by Alan Moore, the Joker tells Batman that “if [he’s] going to have a past, [he] prefer it be multiple choice.” From Cesar Romero to Jack Nicholson to Mark Hamill, there have been scores of actors to play ... Read more


A common theme in science fiction is humanity’s search for intelligent life beyond our own. Beyond simple curiosity, I’ve never been quite sure we’d want to find it. Humans, as a group, are awful. We treat each other terribly, cause mass ... Read more


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