Film Reviews

Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Perea in a still from Nope (2022)

Universal Pictures

Author’s Note: I saw Nope in a movie theater, after only having seen the original teaser trailer. The most recent trailer gives away too much and should be avoided.

While filming Nope, writer/director Jordan Peele revealed that his most-used word on set was spectacle, and a spectacle it is. Nope earns its R-Rating for a disturbing set of visuals, but this horror comedy has its roots in sweeping westerns and awe-inspiring science fiction.

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Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand 6/21

Kate Dolan’s 2021 feature debut, You Are Not My Mother is a female-centered Irish folk horror movie starring lonely, studious Char as she struggles with her mom’s battle with depression and subsequent replacement by the fae.

The film is centered around the European myth of ‘the Changeling child’, where a faerie creature swaps a young human child with one from their world.

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Are Reboots Always Doomed?

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is the latest in a line of controversial, yet inevitably successful, reboots

When the Sex & the City reboot was announced, fans clamored at the chance to see their favorite gal pals back at it again in the big city. But not all of them. The long-promised reunion series, And Just Like That, lacked all the original series’ core cast members.

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Uncut Gems is the most uncomfortable, stress-inducing film I've maybe ever seen, and it's really, really good.

I had no preconceived notions about this film going in, except it's "supposed to be good" and stars Adam Sandler. It was an odd choice for my dad to want to see it, given he generally hates Sandler's movies. Luckily for him, the former SNL cast member's portrayal of Howard "Howie" Ratner is unlike anything audiences have ever seen him do before. It's not surprising that there is already Oscar buzz surrounding his performance.

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The Unashamed Colorism and Afro Latinx Erasure of Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights”

The narrative that they cast "the best actors for the job" is rooted a flimsy excuse in white supremacy

In the Heights

Ever since Hamilton debuted, I have not known peace.

In 2016, the Broadway sensation won 11 Tonys and captured the hearts and imagination of theatre kids, older white people, and revisionist historians everywhere. Everyone was talking about Hamilton, and everyone was talking about its star and creator, Lin Manuel Miranda.

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