September 22, 2021
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Review: Drama depicts the threats that gentrification poses

By | Apr 16, 2021

“Concrete Cowboy” is a successful call to action for viewers to educate themselves about the current problems with increased gentrification.


Review: Dramatic film weighed down by soundtrack

By | Feb 15, 2021

For the women of the new Mandarin-language Netflix film, fate has rigged their family on a slippery slope of grief.


Review: Film captures realistic panic of war

By | Jan 17, 2020

Set during World War I, “1917” is a grand-scaled epic directed and co–written by Sam Mendes.


Review: “Kingdom” shows the horror of zombies and social class

By | Feb 4, 2019

Netflix original series “Kingdom” takes zombie-horror to a whole new level.


Review: “Sex Education” gets real about sex

By | Jan 20, 2019

British Netflix series “Sex Education” portrays many aspects of teenagehood unrealistically. However, unlike many other plots about teens, it succeeds in its honest, realistic depictions of sex.


Review: “Creed II” performances land emotional punches

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Creed II” continues the “Rocky” franchise with just as much gusto and flash.


Review: Struggling family’s story told with grace

By | Dec 2, 2018

“Wildlife” leaves the audience with a reminder: Life can be the hardest it’s ever been but still be beautiful.


Review: Heller crafts a darkly delicate film of writing forgery

By | Nov 25, 2018

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is a heist film, but don’t expect any bombs or car chases.


Review: Jonah Hill depicts brutally honest adolescence

By | Nov 4, 2018

The film follows Stevie’s journey through the height of adolescence, his experiences stemming from his wish to be as “cool” as his brother.


Review: Spanish drama series is strong, not sugarcoated

By | Oct 30, 2018

Throughout this eight-episode series, topics such as class inequality, religion, HIV and homosexuality play important roles in developing the storyline.


Review: Rom-com stops short of poignant social commentary

By | Oct 30, 2018

It’s just disappointing that “Nappily Ever After” couldn’t make it’s satirical, socially critical aspects clearer and truly reach its full potential.


Review: Grade school grows sinister in Netflix drama

By | Oct 29, 2018

“The Kindergarten Teacher” succeeds in making a movie that is creepy and uncomfortable to watch but also thought-provoking and sad.