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Poor pacing and bad dialogue knock ‘Jessica Jones’ into a sophomore slump

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Once the jewel of the comic book-TV show realm, the quality of the Marvel Netflix shows has dropped like a brick. Envisioned as a grittier and more mature take… Read More...

Dark and stylish, ‘Thoroughbreds’ is an ambitious and successful thriller

I love it when a good movie comes out of nowhere. Remember a few years ago when “John Wick” looked like it was going to be a generic Keanu Reeves flop and ended up being… Read More...

It may be free, but that doesn’t make the “Cloverfield Paradox” worth your time

After half a decade dominating the television sphere, the streaming giant is clearly looking to make the jump onto the big screen—ironic, considering watching something on Netflix is the antithesis of actually going to a… Read More...

‘Game Night’ is a ‘W’

What was the last good R-rated comedy? Excluding Netflix indies or recent pastiches like last year’s “Baby Driver,” or “Get Out” (which certainly isn’t a comedy but does have quite a few funny moments), when… Read More...

Annihilation: A flawed and unsettling work of surreal science fiction

There is a part of me that loves Alex Garland’s “Annihilation.” The problem is, that is not the part of me that is a very good critic. “Annihilation” skirts the line between pretentious and obnoxious,… Read More...

‘The Good Place’ goes from good to great in a phenomenal second season

In the second season of any show, there’s always the fear of the sophomore slump. Even the most robust and energetic series can lose momentum in its second season, after the showrunners and cast have… Read More...

Sorkin’s directorial debut disappoints with “Molly’s Game”

Aaron Sorkin is a good writer. Maybe even a great writer—his work is certainly recognizable. Any Sorkin script—from “A Few Good Men” to “The West Wing” to “Steve Jobs”—emphasizes dialogue over just about anything else.… Read More...

‘Call Me By Your Name” is a triumph

Beautiful. That is how to sum up Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” with a single word. From the aesthetic to the score to the performances, “Call Me By Your Name” is a triumph.… Read More...

“Hellboy” Meets “The Help” in Guillermo Del Toro’s “Shape of Water”

In Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” the camera never stops moving. Even in the seemingly conventional scenes, there’s always a subtle jitter or a slow pan. This constant motion makes for a vibrant—yet… Read More...

‘Justice League:’ an inoffensive mess

I am not a DC fan. Personally, I’ve always preferred Marvel comics over their older counterparts. But I’ve always respected the archetypal nature of DC heroes. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are larger than life,… Read More...
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