VEGAS VACATION – Film Review

Vegas Vacation is a shockingly awful conclusion to the original series of Vacation films due to its poor jokes, terrible characters, and its severe lack of heart and charm that the other films displayed so excellently.

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POSSESSOR – Film Review

Possessor is an incredibly visceral and chilling horror-thriller with an eerie sense of dread looming throughout, further boosted by the excellent performances and haunting atmosphere.

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YUMMY – Film Review

Yummy offers some over-the-top bloody goodness but it doesn't have a compelling story, nor does it delve into its interesting themes nearly enough as it should.

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THE RENTAL – Film Review

Nuanced performances and an excellent atmosphere can't save The Rental from being a tired and massively forgettable entry in the horror genre.

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MOST WANTED – Film Review

Most Wanted falls just a bit too short of its big ambitions. It has an excellent cast of actors that give it their all and has its moments of intrigue, but its running time is stretched too thin and its story mostly feels messy.

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TRON: LEGACY – Film Review

Tron: Legacy is an absolute marvel thanks to its riveting action set pieces, gorgeous color palette, and its emotionally strong character-driven story.

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TRON – Film Review

Tron has an absolutely gorgeous color palette on display and a universe that is easy to get sucked into, even if the story and campiness can get in the way sometimes.

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COVEN – Film Review

Coven is a heavily messy, trope-filled disaster with an array of unlikeable characters and a story that feels dated and familiar.

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THE SILENCING – Film Review

The Silencing suffers from a lack of character development and an overuse of shaky cam in its action sequences, but it's saved by the excellent performances and moments of genuine tension throughout.

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FATAL AFFAIR – Film Review

Fatal Affair wastes its extremely talented list of actors and saddles them with weak, one-note characters that feel tiresome in this predictable thriller.

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THE KISSING BOOTH – Film Review

The Kissing Booth is an extremely predictable, trope-filled mess of a movie with flat characters, a misunderstanding of its target audience, and an incredibly toxic relationship at its core.

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THE OLD GUARD – Film Review

The Old Guard is a mesmerizing action spectacle thanks to the fascinating set pieces and stunt choreography and its exciting lead performance from Charlize Theron.

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RELIC – Film Review

Relic's mysterious and eerie story accompanied by the excellent performances across the board make it a delightful horror film, messy as it may be.

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PALM SPRINGS – Film Review

Remarkably hilarious, brilliantly written and expertly acted, Palm Springs is an exceptional time loop comedy and one of the best films of the year so far.

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GREYHOUND – Film Review

Greyhound suffers from an immense lack of character development, but its fast pace and enjoyable action set-pieces keep this war film afloat.

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DESPERADOS – Film Review

Desperados is filled with cringe-inducing raunchy jokes, annoying and unlikable characters, and a story that goes down a far too predictable route.

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HAMILTON – Film Review

Hamilton is a powerhouse of a Broadway musical thanks to its incredibly catchy, well-written songs and its hugely talented and lively cast.

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IRRESISTIBLE – Film Review

Irresistible's satirical storyline often feels a bit underdeveloped, but it's saved by the wonderfully funny jokes and comedic timing of Steve Carell.

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MY SPY – Film Review

Dave Bautista tries his best in My Spy - a poorly written action-comedy that simply doesn't have enough good humor up its sleeve or a good story to go along with it.

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STOP MAKING SENSE – Film Review

Stop Making Sense is an immensely entertaining concert film featuring David Byrne in an oversized suit, dancing around and having fun singing the Talking Heads' greatest hits.

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A SERIOUS MAN – Film Review

A Serious Man manages to excellently blend dark humor with a depressing yet oddly captivating story that is further boosted by Michael Stuhlbarg's nuanced lead performance.

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DA 5 BLOODS – Film Review

Da 5 Bloods is a strikingly powerful and timely war-drama about racial inequality in the battlefield and is one of Spike Lee's most mature and powerful ventures.

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SHIRLEY – Film Review

Shirley may be a classic case of style over substance, but its incredible lead performance from Elisabeth Moss and bold vision from director Josephine Decker are too intriguing to ignore.

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DO THE RIGHT THING – Film Review

Do the Right Thing is an expertly crafted film that touches on themes of race and equality in heart-wrenching and powerful ways. It's slow-burning, quiet, and unique, and is simply one of the greatest films ever made.

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13th – Film Review

13th is a gripping and utterly powerful documentary about the mistreatment of black people, the over-crowding of the prison system, and how we, as a society, can push to make a change for a better future.

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BLOOD MYTH – Film Review

Blood Myth feels more so like an edgy soap opera rather than the terrifying horror film it wants to be, thanks to its weak acting and its familiar and underdeveloped story.

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A PERFECT HOST – Film Review

A Perfect Host suffers greatly from its short running time and boasts an incredibly silly, over-the-top script and features painfully boring horror sequences.

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THE FOREST – Film Review

The Forest suffers from an incredibly bland and underdeveloped script, lazy jump scares, and weak characters, even if the performances and cinematography are impressive.

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THE LOVEBIRDS – Film Review

The Lovebirds may be a little bit forgettable and formulaic but its great sense of humor and wonderful performances from Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make it worth watching.

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LUCKY GRANDMA – Film Review

Lucky Grandma suffers from some pacing issues but nevertheless tells a gripping and compelling story further boosted by the talent of lead star Tsai Chin.

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BARELY LETHAL – Film Review

Barely Lethal is an over-the-top, ridiculously corny spy coming-of-age film, but in all the best ways. It's extremely baffling and weird, but it's oh so good.

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TERM LIFE – Film Review

Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld deliver strong performances in Term Life, an otherwise tragically generic crime-drama filled with endless amounts of exposition.

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VALLEY GIRL – Film Review

Valley Girl is a totally rad musical throwback to the eighties complete with a wonderful soundtrack and an astounding performance from Jessica Rothe.

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SCOOB! – Film Review

Scoob! may have a wonderous animation style and fun voice acting, but its sense of humor is painfully dry and its story is too underdeveloped to make this an adventure worth going on.

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CAPONE – Film Review

Tom Hardy is remarkably cold and intimidating in Capone, an otherwise painstakingly dull and uninteresting story of a notorious gangster in the final year of his life.

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ANGELFISH – Film Review

Angelfish has a rocky start but ultimately develops into a genuinely sweet and compassionate film with excellent performances from Jimi Stanton and Princess Nokia.

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INTRIGO: SAMARIA – Film Review

Intrigo: Samaria is a step up from the predecessor, but not by enough. Its story isn't emotionally rewarding enough and is slowly paced, even if its performances are remarkable.

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STAR WARS – Film Review

Star Wars is not just a movie to me. It's not just a movie to a lot of people. It's a part of who we are. It defines us. It's an important piece of our lives and it will live on in all of us forever.

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THE WILLOUGHBYS – Film Review

The Willoughbys may not have a great or interesting story, but its excellent animation style mixed with the fun character work save the film from mediocrity.

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EXTRACTION – Film Review

Extraction's story may be a little familiar, but its absolutely incredible action and stunt work mixed with the lead performances make this an adventure worth experiencing.

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SERGIO – Film Review

Ana de Armas and Wagner Moura are wonderous in Sergio, a movie that is otherwise disappointingly bland and tells its story in an unrewarding, traditional manner.

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TIGERTAIL – Film Review

Alan Yang's Tigertail is a beautifully poignant and staggeringly realistic look at the life of a hopeful man and the loved ones around him.

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HOMEWARD – Film Review

Homeward is a hilariously bad and painfully obvious ripoff of Onward. It takes everything the Disney/Pixar film did right and makes it truly awful.

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DOWNHILL – Film Review

Incredibly boring and uninteresting, Downhill is a gigantic missed opportunity due to its bland screenplay, even if the two lead performances are strong.

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EMMA. – Film Review

Quiet, impressively funny and dramatic, Emma is a period-piece done right, even if its story takes a little bit to get going.

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STARGIRL – Film Review

Although its story can oftentimes feel predictable and familiar, Stargirl's cheery and uplifting style mixed with its terrific performances from Grace VanderWaal and Graham Verchere make it a delight to watch.

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LOST GIRLS – Film Review

Lost Girls' storytelling may be a bit rocky at times, but its emotionally heartwrenching plot elements and terrific performances save the film from being forgettable.

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THE HUNT – Film Review

The Hunt's comedic aspect may be a bit hit or miss, but when it comes to the intense, hard-hitting action and thrills, it delivers in spades.

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BLOODSHOT – Film Review

Although Bloodshot has some fun and entertaining action on display, its poorly paced story and incredibly weak villains make it an underwhelming dud.

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THE MIMIC – Film Review

The Mimic isn't as amusing and funny as it could have been, but it makes up for the lack of laughs with terrific performances and stellar technical elements.

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ONWARD – Film Review

Onward may not be the most emotionally riveting Pixar film to date, but it's still a highly entertaining and beautifully animated blast.

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THE INVISIBLE MAN – Film Review

Inventive and brilliantly suspenseful, The Invisible Man is a masterclass of horror, and further cements Leigh Whannell as one of the genre's most exciting voices.

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BRAHMS: THE BOY II – Film Review

Brahms: The Boy II is a colossal disappointment due to its severely dull screenplay and awful character development, weak scares, and its disregarding of the original.

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THE CALL OF THE WILD – Film Review

The Call of the Wild tells a story that, while incredibly familiar and unsurprising, is still greatly inspiring and heartwarming, and is a great display of Harrison Ford at his charming best.

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THE BOY – Film Review

Although there are great performances and camerawork on display, The Boy ultimately feels like a lazy attempt at reinvigorating the creepy doll trend of the horror genre.

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FANTASY ISLAND – Film Review

Fantasy Island is no tropical horror adventure. It contains a drastically dull script, unlikable characters, and doesn't offer enough scares for its target audience.

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GREED – Film Review

Greed's satirical and wacky script feels bizarre in the first act, but it improves later on and offers some humorous moments and an entertaining performance from Steve Coogan.

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VFW – Film Review

VFW's strengths lie in its unforgiving brutality and intense action sequences, but it does lack in its character and story department.

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HORSE GIRL – Film Review

Horse Girl takes a while for its story to get going, but once it gets into gear, it excels in its beautifully bizarre and thought-provoking themes.

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HIGH FIDELITY – Review

High Fidelity is a remarkably strong effort that contains a stellar performance from Zoë Kravitz and a deeply comedic and emotional script.

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THE TURNING – Film Review

The Turning drastically fails at adapting a beloved horror tale, as it is filled with tropes, weak acting, and has a story that ultimately leads nowhere.

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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE – Film Review

Bad Boys for Life may not contain a gripping or dramatic story, but it does contain exactly what it should; exciting action sequences, great humor, and fun performances.

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UNCUT GEMS – Film Review

Uncut Gems is a stress-inducing tension-filled thrill ride that has an extremely powerful script, astounding sound and costume design, and a career-best performance from Adam Sandler.

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DOLITTLE – Film Review

Robert Downey Jr. gives a fun performance in Dolittle, an otherwise tragically boring and uninteresting mess that has shoddy visuals and mindless adventure sequences.

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COUNTDOWN – Film Review

Completely devoid of entertainment value or fun scares, Countdown has a drastically weak script, annoying characters, and a concept gone to waste.

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BOMBSHELL – Film Review

Bombshell is a terrific showcase for Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie's acting abilities and is great in its technical efforts, but often lacks in its storytelling.

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1917 – Film Review

1917 is an uncomfortably tense and suspenseful thrill-ride that is boosted with its masterful editing and cinematography that makes you feel like you're really there.

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LIKE A BOSS – Film Review

With one of the most unfunny scripts in film in quite some time, Like a Boss is a painfully unfunny mess with cringe-worthy humor that wastes its director and cast.

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RINGU – Film Review

Ringu is an utterly riveting, deeply atmospheric psychological thrill-ride that contains interesting characters and is wildly suspenseful.

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KING LEAR – Film Review

King Lear is a great showcase of incredible performances all across the board and utilizes unique filmmaking techniques, but has a story that took a while to get interesting. 

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THE FALLING – Film Review

Although The Falling can drag occasionally and has some technical flaws, it excels with its characters and beautifully strange and emotional story. 

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LADY MACBETH – Film Review

Lady Macbeth is a suspenseful and wisely quiet film that boasts breathtaking cinematography, excellent costume design, and terrific performances across the board.

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MALEVOLENT – Film Review

Florence Pugh delivers a strong performance in Malevolent; an otherwise drastically dull and boring horror feature with little to no substance.

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LITTLE WOMEN (2019) – Film Review

Little Women is a modern day masterpiece that further cements Greta Gerwig as a skilled filmmaker. It has euphoric music, excellent cinematography, and powerhouse performances from Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER – Film Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an absolute revelation. Filled with gripping performances, awe-inspiring action and visuals, an emotional core, and beautiful technical elements, this is a beautiful way to end such a beloved saga.

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MARRIAGE STORY – Film Review

Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story is a heartbreaking and painfully real picture that boasts two powerhouse performances from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.

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KLAUS – Film Review

Although Klaus takes a while for its story to get interesting, it is saved by its breathtaking animation and emotional message at its core.

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KNIVES OUT – Film Review

Knives Out is a wild and exhilarating thrill-ride with an incredibly talented cast and solidifies Rian Johnson as a highly skillful writer/director.

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THE IRISHMAN – Film Review

The Irishman is yet another jaw-droppingly intense and profoundly exhilarating picture from Martin Scorsese that is boosted by its three lead performances.

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FROZEN II – Film Review

Frozen II is a sequel well worth the wait, as it contains an interesting and emotional story, has breathtaking animation, and even more catchy and fun songs.

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NOTES FROM MELANIE – Film Review

Notes from Melanie is a highly effective short film that boasts great acting, a clever and witty script, and is a great display of Chris Stuckmann's writing/directing talent.

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NOELLE – Film Review

Noelle's fun and likeable leads in Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, plus its charming and heartwarming message gratefully save it from being a lump of coal.

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LAST CHRISTMAS – Film Review

Last Christmas makes up for its flaws with a deeply funny script, a sense of great fun and holiday charm, and a terrific performance from Emilia Clarke.

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DICKINSON – Season 1 Review

Dickinson's first season is a mesmerizing, emotionally powerful, and brilliantly told story that boasts incredible performances, and touching character beats.

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PARASITE – Film Review

Parasite is a wholly riveting experience with an astonishingly gripping story that is rich with complex themes, developed characters, and brilliant direction.

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THE LIGHTHOUSE – Film Review

The Lighthouse is an utterly mesmerizing piece of horror cinema. Its shot gorgeously, expertly acted, and will linger with you long after the credits roll.

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THE FAREWELL – Film Review

Lulu Wang's The Farewell is a deeply touching and emotionally powerful story about family, love, and death, and contains a gripping performance from Awkwafina.

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