Category: C

Without Remorse

Taylor Sheridan is one of the few writers working today that, for me, is more likely to attract me to a project than the filmmaker bringing it to life. His filmography is impressive even after less than a decade. Sicario and Hell or High Water are both great movies, elevated by their direction, but they…

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The Mauritanian

The thing about the standard Hollywood biopic is that they generally stick to a tried and true formula: opening with title cards, neat and orderly chronological story with dates punctuated with cue cards, and closing title cards that explain what happened to the characters in the story once the script ends. The Mauritanian is no…

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Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry might be Hanna-Barbera’s most enduring and beloved creations. With 164 short films and seven Oscars to their names, the cat and mouse duo have been making audiences laugh for more than eighty years now, but they haven’t had much success in the world of feature length films. Before this latest live-action/animation mashup,…

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The Little Things

Pitched in 1993 by writer/director John Lee Hancock only to be met with apprehension for being too dark, The Little Things is now upon us. The 1990’s setting has gone from contemporary to a period piece, and the dynamic of the lead trio is just different enough from that of Se7en to set itself apart.…

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The Witches (2020)

Ever since he traumatized children across the globe with The Polar Express and its monstrous motion capture computer-generated images, Robert Zemeckis has used his influence and power in Hollywood to make one visual effects extravaganza after the other. Somehow, despite the fact that these projects usually end in financial loss (Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, Welcome…

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A Mermaid in Paris

It isn’t often a film peaks ahead of the opening title, but A Mermaid in Paris‘s animated stop-motion opening is so charming it’s hard not to wish the rest of the film maintained that childlike wonder. It’s no surprise the bright animation is the best bit, as it’s helmed by Mathias Malzieu, whose animated debut…

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The Platform

Streaming services have been great lately for satisfying my appetite for cinema in these times. I’ve been visiting a lot of classic films from great filmmakers and hidden gems that I never would have discovered without this much time on my hands. Cue my surprise when I saw this new release from Netflix, a Spanish…

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Onward

Pixar has successfully explored fantasy worlds over and over. From Monstropolis to Paradise Falls to the inner mind of a young girl, they’ve managed to move audiences to tears in the most unexpected ways while exploring high-concept worlds that test the limits of our imaginations. Even in deeply realistic worlds such as the kitchen of…

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Sonic the Hedgehog

When you’re young, you latch yourself to whatever properties you can. No matter what, you’re searching for an identity, and most young people grasp onto their personalities wherever they can find it. It’s not hard to see why a lot of young people, myself included, found such an identity in the Sonic the Hedgehog games,…

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Horse Girl

The title alone should have been enough of a warning sign to keep me away from Horse Girl. However, while engaged in conversation with a good friend of mine, the film came up. I pulled up the trailer, convinced it was going to be another Netflix excuse for a comedy along the lines of The…

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