Review: If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) – It’s Got Weight To It

When Moonlight came out in 2016, Barry Jenkins movie astounded many different people and shot Marhershala Ali into the zeitgeist with his Oscar-winning performance. However while many enjoyed Moonlight for its trend setting story and cultural importance, not to mention some fantastic acting, I wasn't as taken by it as the rest of society on …

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Review: Escape Room (2019) – Setting Up A Game

Taking a growing trend and subjecting it to the horror treatment isn't a new move. The idea of what would happen if an enjoyable game was used to subject you to unknown terrors, testing your instincts and wits has been done before in many different films, most recently in 2017's identically titled Escape Room. However …

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Review: The Mule (2019) – Family Is Not A Mistake

When The Last Laugh came out, it defined itself through the concept of aging and how it could ridicule it. While The Mule also finds definition through the lens of an octogenarian, it doesn't define itself by his age, it merely adds to the story of redemption and understanding ones mistakes. While The Last Laugh …

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Review: Instant Family (2019) – A Cosmic Connection

There are certain films you see a trailer for and you make a snap judgement based on two minutes of footage. You can't help it, its in our nature. Instant Family was one such film for me. Honestly, I didn't expect much. Coming smack dab in the middle of awards season, this isn't trying to …

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