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A Perfect Pairing Review: A Poorly Conceived Ending in a Mid-Tier Romantic Comedy

A Perfect Pairing Review: A Poorly Conceived Ending in a Mid-Tier Romantic Comedy

A Perfect Pairing Review: A Poorly Conceived Ending in a Mid-Tier Romantic Comedy
IMDb: 6.1
101 min

‘The Perfect Pairing,’ a romantic comedy about food, wine, and love, premiered on Hallmark Channel in January 2022. In May, four months later, Netflix began broadcasting ‘A Perfect Pairing.’ Despite…

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The Valet Review: Entertains Despite Its Flaws

The Valet Review: Entertains Despite Its Flaws

The Valet Review: Entertains Despite Its Flaws
IMDb: N/A
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Although Hulu’s ‘The Valet’ has been labeled as a romantic comedy, the plot lends itself to less positive labels, at least until the film’s climax. Don’t get me wrong: the…

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Morbius Review: Marvel Vampire Movie Is Lifeless

Morbius Review: Marvel Vampire Movie Is Lifeless

Morbius Review: Marvel Vampire Movie Is Lifeless
IMDb: N/A
108 min

Morbius begins at a place of curiosity in the Costa Rican rainforest and then jumps back in time as yet another Spider-Man villain origin narrative without the Web-Head. Then we…

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Deep Water Movie Review

Deep Water Movie Review

Deep Water Movie Review
IMDb: N/A
153 min

Deep Water’s main purpose is to serve as a record for celebrity chroniclers of the off-screen affair that made co-stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas a tabloid thing for…

X Review: A24 Horror Investigates the Sweet Side of a Texas Porn Massacre

X Review: A24 Horror Investigates the Sweet Side of a Texas Porn Massacre

X Review: A24 Horror Investigates the Sweet Side of a Texas Porn Massacre
IMDb: N/A
105 min

X Review – They all receive more than they bargained for when Wayne rents them the guest home of a run-down turn-of-the-century farm run by an ageing couple who’ve probably…

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Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review

Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review

Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review
IMDb: N/A
95 min

Halina Reijn’s hair-raising feature revolves around a group of friends. Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is a poisonous brew. They would, of course, passionately disagree with that assessment. These characters are so…

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Apollo 10 1/2 Review: Love Letter to the Space Age by Richard Linklater

Apollo 10 1/2 Review: Love Letter to the Space Age by Richard Linklater

Apollo 10 1/2 Review: Love Letter to the Space Age by Richard Linklater
IMDb: N/A
97 min

Growing up during the space race and in a part of the country where everything is brand new to accommodate it, Stanley’s memories are thus inextricably linked with the American…

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The Adam Project Review: Ryan Reynolds Attempts Time Travel in Netflix’s Newest Film

The Adam Project Review: Ryan Reynolds Attempts Time Travel in Netflix’s Newest Film

The Adam Project Review: Ryan Reynolds Attempts Time Travel in Netflix’s Newest Film
IMDb: 6.9
106 min

The Adam Project Review – Catherine Keener plays a time-traveling ruler who only wants Adam to return to the future she controls (and if he doesn’t, she’ll kill him). Keener…

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The Players Review – Is an Entertaining Adultery Comedy

The Players Review – Is an Entertaining Adultery Comedy

The Players Review – Is an Entertaining Adultery Comedy
IMDb: 4.7
88 min

‘The Players’ (Gli Infedeli) is a straightforward character-driven sketch comedy that never attempts to be serious. Even in its most somber moments, it never lags its depiction of raunchy extramarital…

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After Yang Movie Review: A24 and Colin Farrell Robot Movie Will Make You Cry

After Yang Movie Review: A24 and Colin Farrell Robot Movie Will Make You Cry

After Yang Movie Review: A24 and Colin Farrell Robot Movie Will Make You Cry
IMDb: 7.5
96 min

“Meditation” could be a good word to describe the picture, which is based on Alexander Weinstein’s short tale “Saying Goodbye to Wang.” There are extended, strained moments of stillness and…

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The Tragedy of Macbeth Review: An Ambitious Shakespearean Adaptation That Abandons its Audiences

The Tragedy of Macbeth Review: An Ambitious Shakespearean Adaptation That Abandons its Audiences

The Tragedy of Macbeth Review: An Ambitious Shakespearean Adaptation That Abandons its Audiences
IMDb: 7.3
105 min

The Tragedy Of Macbeth Review: William Shakespeare, the English playwright, had such an impact on both the literary and theatrical mediums that his stories have taken on many different shapes…

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The Worst Person in the World is a Coming-of-Age Film for Millennials Review

The Worst Person in the World is a Coming-of-Age Film for Millennials Review

The Worst Person in the World is a Coming-of-Age Film for Millennials Review
IMDb: 8.0
127 min

The Worst Person in the World, Joachim Trier’s new film, has a really natural beauty to it, like witnessing real life play out with all of its messy emotions, blunders,…

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Death on the Nile is a Mildly Satisfying Murder Mystery Review

Death on the Nile is a Mildly Satisfying Murder Mystery Review

Death on the Nile is a Mildly Satisfying Murder Mystery Review
IMDb: 6.7
127 min

Death on the Nile is a Mildly Satisfying Murder Mystery Review: Deception is key to mysteries. Especially those that manage to hide all of their cards by displaying them right…

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review
IMDb: 8.7
148 min

The discussion over who is the best Spider-Man can go on indefinitely. While some of us millennials are too attached to Sam Raimi’s 2000s escapades, others are too tied to…

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The King’s Man Review

The King’s Man Review

The King’s Man Review
IMDb: 6.4
131 min

After viewing the trailer for ‘The King’s Man,’ formerly known as ‘Kingsman: The Great Game,’ over and over again each time I went to a Disney/Fox showing, it feels like…

West Side Story Review: Is a Fresh Look at an Emotional Story

West Side Story Review: Is a Fresh Look at an Emotional Story

West Side Story Review: Is a Fresh Look at an Emotional Story
IMDb: 7.8
156 min

Making a new West Side Story adaptation is a risky step for any filmmaker, including Stephen Spielberg. Both the original 1957 musical and the 1961 film, which won the Academy…

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Akhanda Movie Review, OTT Release Date, Trailer, Cast & Crew & More

Akhanda Movie Review, OTT Release Date, Trailer, Cast & Crew & More

Akhanda Movie Review, OTT Release Date, Trailer, Cast & Crew & More
IMDb: 7.9
167 min

Akhanda is a mythological action drama film written and directed by Boyapati Srinu that will be released in India in 2021 in the Telugu language. Get Akhanda Review, OTT Release…

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King Richard Review: Is a Fascinating Portrait of a Complex Man

King Richard Review: Is a Fascinating Portrait of a Complex Man

King Richard Review: Is a Fascinating Portrait of a Complex Man
IMDb: 7.6
144 min

There’s no denying that Richard Williams is a complicated man. King Richard paints a portrait of a father, deftly portrayed by Will Smith, who was determined to make his daughters…

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Spencer Review – A Haunting Portrait of Princess Diana’s Tragic Life

Spencer Review – A Haunting Portrait of Princess Diana’s Tragic Life

Spencer Review – A Haunting Portrait of Princess Diana’s Tragic Life
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

Princess Diana appears to be in constant motion in Pablo Larran’s Spencer. She’s scurrying along elegant corridors, creeping across lawns in the dark, and sprinting across fields. The video depicts…

Army of Thieves Review

Army of Thieves Review

Army of Thieves Review
IMDb: 6.4
127 min

Netflix is not just the most profitable commodity in the OTT battles, but it also has the most savvy and astute marketing team in place. What other motivation could they…

The Lost Leonardo Review

The Lost Leonardo Review

The Lost Leonardo Review
IMDb: 7.6
96 min

A work of art that is thought to have been painted by one of the world’s greatest artists. There is a fierce discussion about its validity among art historians, restorers,…

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The French Dispatch Review: Is Stylistically Beautiful But Hollow

The French Dispatch Review: Is Stylistically Beautiful But Hollow

The French Dispatch Review: Is Stylistically Beautiful But Hollow
IMDb: 7.3
107 min

Everything that comes to mind when thinking of a Wes Anderson film applies to The French Dispatch. The precise attention to detail, the stylised direction and editing, the extremely unusual…

The Stronghold Review: A Morality Tale Too Hesitant to Look Beyond its Cop-Movie Cliches

The Stronghold Review: A Morality Tale Too Hesitant to Look Beyond its Cop-Movie Cliches

The Stronghold Review: A Morality Tale Too Hesitant to Look Beyond its Cop-Movie Cliches
IMDb: 6.9
105 min

The Stronghold (BAC Nord) by French director Cédric Jimenez premiered in the Out of Competition section at Cannes 2021. It’s hardly the kind of film you’d find on the incredible…

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No Time to Die Review: A Busy and Exciting Farewell to Daniel Craig’s James Bond

No Time to Die Review: A Busy and Exciting Farewell to Daniel Craig’s James Bond

No Time to Die Review: A Busy and Exciting Farewell to Daniel Craig’s James Bond
IMDb: 7.3
163 min

There hasn’t been a single 007 who required a farewell in the 50-plus years of James Bond films. When the time came, the actors simply stood down and handed over…

Antlers Review: A Missed Opportunity That Could Have Been a Horror Classic

Antlers Review: A Missed Opportunity That Could Have Been a Horror Classic

Antlers Review: A Missed Opportunity That Could Have Been a Horror Classic
IMDb: 5.9
99 min

Never in a million years did I imagine Scott Cooper and Guillermo del Toro working together on a horror film. Unless you count Cooper’s initial effort into the aforementioned genre,…

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Cry Macho Review: Is a Strictly Average Clint Eastwood Film

Cry Macho Review: Is a Strictly Average Clint Eastwood Film

Cry Macho Review: Is a Strictly Average Clint Eastwood Film
IMDb: 5.7
104 min

Clint Eastwood previously postponed a passion project because he wanted to be mature enough to portray the age-appropriate lead in ‘Unforgiven,’ a revisionist western that won four Oscars, including Best…

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Birds of Paradise Review: Uninspired Storytelling Bogs Down Great Choreography

Birds of Paradise Review: Uninspired Storytelling Bogs Down Great Choreography

Birds of Paradise Review: Uninspired Storytelling Bogs Down Great Choreography
IMDb: 5.9
113 min

There are a few superb ballet flicks, ranging from ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948) through ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Center Stage’ (both released in 2000), and, of course, ‘Black Swan’ (2010), which…

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The Starling Review: A Misguided, Metaphor-Heavy Tale About Grief

The Starling Review: A Misguided, Metaphor-Heavy Tale About Grief

The Starling Review: A Misguided, Metaphor-Heavy Tale About Grief
IMDb: 6.3
102 min

Unproduced screenplays are a common occurrence in Hollywood. In fact, there is an entire body dedicated to individuals who will never see the light of day, until someone, somewhere decides…

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Kate Review: Is a Predictable and Dull Rehash of Better Action Movies

Kate Review: Is a Predictable and Dull Rehash of Better Action Movies

Kate Review: Is a Predictable and Dull Rehash of Better Action Movies
IMDb: 6.2
106 min

Kate has had enough of the assassination business. She prefers a basic way of living. One that does not require her being suave and murdering people simply because she has…

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Malignant Review: Is Saved by an Outlandish Third Act Twist

Malignant Review: Is Saved by an Outlandish Third Act Twist

Malignant Review: Is Saved by an Outlandish Third Act Twist
IMDb: 6.3
111 min

Did you know the ‘Malignant’ poster’s tagline is “A New Vision of Terror”? Let’s just say that James Wan’s latest film is out of the usual and even rescues most…

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The Voyeurs Review: Is an Average Erotic Thriller With a Shocking Ending

The Voyeurs Review: Is an Average Erotic Thriller With a Shocking Ending

The Voyeurs Review: Is an Average Erotic Thriller With a Shocking Ending
IMDb: 6.0
116 min

Voyeurism has been addressed extensively in film and television, most notably in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and the eerie Netflix series You. We follow Pippa (Sydney Sweeney) and her boyfriend…

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Cinderella Review – Is a Predictable but Delightful Musical

Cinderella Review – Is a Predictable but Delightful Musical

Cinderella Review – Is a Predictable but Delightful Musical
IMDb: 4.2
113 min

Another ‘Cinderella’ story, another day. How many different interpretations do we need to hear this oft-adapted folk tale recounted and retold? Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece of the same name was…

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review
IMDb: 7.5
132 min

Origin stories might be difficult to tell. It gets trickier when you don’t simply have to stand on your own, but also have to play a part in a larger…

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Candyman Review: Is a Visually Stunning, but Ultimately Empty Sequel to the Original

Candyman Review: Is a Visually Stunning, but Ultimately Empty Sequel to the Original

Candyman Review: Is a Visually Stunning, but Ultimately Empty Sequel to the Original
IMDb: 5.9
91 min

Over the past decade, it seems like almost every popular franchise of the 1990s has been rebooted in some way, but to varying degrees of success. Many of these films…

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He’s All That Review – Is as Cringe-Worthy as it is Unnecessary

He’s All That Review – Is as Cringe-Worthy as it is Unnecessary

He’s All That Review – Is as Cringe-Worthy as it is Unnecessary
IMDb: 4.3
88 min

In today’s content-obsessed culture, remakes have become a common occurrence. Because there isn’t much creativity on the popular horizon, filmmakers have resorted to reshuffling, updating, or simply recycling previous themes….

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The Protégé Review: Has Its Moments, But It Misses the Mark

The Protégé Review: Has Its Moments, But It Misses the Mark

The Protégé Review: Has Its Moments, But It Misses the Mark
IMDb: 6.1
109 min

Martin Campbell has been interested in exploring themes of vengeance and conspiracy in his films during the last decade. This is obvious in the films ‘Edge of Darkness’ (2010) and…

Reminiscence Review

Reminiscence Review

Reminiscence Review
IMDb: 5.9
116 min

Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson from The Greatest Showman rejoin in Reminiscence, in a disappointingly familiar dynamic to what we’ve previously seen. In this film, Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a…

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Vivo Review: Is a Craggy Adventure That is Delightful but Slight

Vivo Review: Is a Craggy Adventure That is Delightful but Slight

Vivo Review: Is a Craggy Adventure That is Delightful but Slight
IMDb: 6.7
95 min

Sony Pictures Animation is back with another Netflix production after the fantastic family diversion The Mitchells vs. the Machines earlier this year. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the titular kinkajou (a rare…

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The Suicide Squad Review

The Suicide Squad Review

The Suicide Squad Review
IMDb: 7.2
132 min

Taking a break from directing a mainstream-friendly Marvel film (don’t worry, he’ll be back for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’), James Gunn made his DC debut in ‘The Suicide…

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Beckett Review: Is a Grounded Political Thriller That Occasionally Upends Genre Conventions

Beckett Review: Is a Grounded Political Thriller That Occasionally Upends Genre Conventions

Beckett Review: Is a Grounded Political Thriller That Occasionally Upends Genre Conventions
IMDb: 5.6
110 min

When it comes to stories about manhunts, the focus is usually on a central character who is either fleeing something or being accused of a crime they did not commit….

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