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Challengers is a Compelling Look at How Tennis Mirrors Relationships

Tennis and relationships share key similarities: both require effective communication, teamwork, patience, trust, and consistent effort. In tennis, players must work together, understand each other’s styles, and handle pressure, just as partners in a relationship must support and understand each other while navigating challenges. This is the thematic backbone behind …

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Two Horror Movie Reviews: Immaculate and Late Night with the Devil

Horror remains one of the most exciting movie genres today and a longtime favorite of mine. Horror movies remain popular because they tap into basic human emotions like fear and curiosity in a safe environment. They provide a thrill akin to rollercoasters, allowing viewers to experience and manage fear without …

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Unsung Cinema: No Man’s Land (1987)

No Man’s Land (1987) is a film I hadn’t even heard of until yesterday when I found it on my jailbroken firestick. It presents a narrative that delves into the dangerous world of high-end car theft, setting the stage for exploring identity, ethics, and the seductive allure of life on …

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Road House (2024) Can’t Live Up to the Nostalgic Original

Road House (1989) is a film that knows exactly what it is—a blend of action, romance, and drama, all served with a healthy dose of Patrick Swayze’s charm. Its straightforward narrative, memorable characters, and commitment to its genre make it a beloved classic. While it may not be a masterpiece …

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Unsung Cinema: The Arrival (1996)

The Arrival, released in 1996, is a science fiction thriller that navigates the intricacies of alien invasion and environmental calamity with a nuanced perspective. Directed by David Twohy, the film stars Charlie Sheen, Ron Silver, and Lindsay Crouse, among others. Despite its intriguing premise and solid execution, other sci-fi blockbusters …

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Oppenheimer Review: An Intense Journey Into Atomic Madness

Christopher Nolan’s films feel like jazz symphonies. There’s a rhythm to them. Scenes build on one another in such a way that creates an almost hypnotic quality. This is achieved mainly through his non-linear storytelling, cross-cutting scenes at different times, and sound and music. Nolan often employs editing to manipulate …

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Asteroid City Review: Quirky Fun With Something to Think About

Wes Anderson is admittedly an acquired taste. He is known for his distinctive visual style and whimsical storytelling, creating films with eccentric characters and meticulously crafted aesthetics. There’s none like a Wes Anderson movie when you’re watching it. Everything in one of his shots is meticulously crafted down to the …

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Another Look: Point Break (1991)

Point Break is one of those rare sublime films that are enjoyable and transcendent. Far from the mindless action cinema that preceded it a decade earlier in the 80s, Kathryn Bigelow’s film has themes and depth and is trying to pose interesting questions. Indeed, Point Break incorporates elements that challenge …

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Ten Overrated Films That Came Out During My Life

I was sitting around the other day thinking about what to write about next and decided I have been too nice. You’ll notice no reviews on this website where I out and out-crush a film or post any controversial opinions. It’s not good to hold onto one’s negativity or troll-like …

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Unsung Cinema: The Grey Zone (2001)

Holocaust films can be tough viewing, and rightly so, but it also serves as a brutal and stark reminder of the Nazi regime. The Holocaust was a genocide during World War II, primarily targeting the Jewish population by the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler’s leadership in Germany. It is estimated …

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Unsung Cinema: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs is a masterclass in horror filmmaking that expertly blends chilling terror, social commentary, and riveting storytelling. Released in 1991, the film showcases Craven’s ability to create an atmosphere of dread while delving into thought-provoking themes. It does qualify for Unsung Cinema despite the …

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Unsung Cinema: Man on Fire (2004)

“Revenge is a meal best served cold.” Denzel Washington’s Creasy states at one point during Man on Fire. This is a common saying repeated in many revenge thriller films. What Man on Fire has to add to the genre isn’t particularly new; the narrative beats we’ve all seen before; it’s …

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