Film Reviews

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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James Bond and Pussy Galore, "Goldfinger" (1965)

When I decided to re-watch all of the James Bond movies in chronological order, I wasn't exactly expecting a politically correct, feminist franchise that would pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.

My memory of the early movies consisted of a lot of smarmy one-liners, plenty of women in those kind of pointy bikini tops, bad guys with Russian or German accents, and loads of shots of Sean Connery's legs. As far as Bond's relationship with women, I remembered that he was unquestionably a womanizer and women often just melted into his arms, apparently seduced by the mere sight of him. I was prepared to laugh at these outdated tropes and accept the movies' questionable gender dynamics as a product of a different time. I wasn't expecting to see point blank sexual assault.

WARNING: Discussion of rape and sexual assault.

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​10 Director's Cuts That Made the Movie Better

The Snyder Cut of Justice League has ushered in a strange new era of super long movies. Here are films that made the most out of those extra minutes.

Watchmen

The Snyder Cut of Justice League has ushered in a strange new era of deluxe-edition movies.

Ever since the bloated four-hour behemoth hit streaming services, other directors have started to follow suit and either tease or completely re-package their films. The Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard recently said he had enough footage for a 5-hour cut of the film. Margot Robbie recently revealed that there is a massive 20-hour-cut of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood.

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Best Movies Coming to Netflix In April 2021

This month offers a little bit of everything.

Insidious

Many disappointed moviegoers were hoping things would turn around by this month.

James Bond's next adventure was set to take the big screen this month, and Black Widow was set to close it out. While it's disappointing to admit that there is still a pandemic outside, there are still a number of great flicks coming to Netflix this month.

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12 Underrated Films to Stream on HBO Max Right Now

From French new wave to 2021 Oscars snubs, here are 12 great films that might not be on your radar.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Even with vaccines for everybody on the horizon, we're always looking for new movies to fill our time.

Over the past year, HBO Max has done a great job of appeasing our insatiable film addiction. From Hollywood classics to new releases, the subscription service is proving to be a wonderful investment for movie and TV junkies.

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Film Lists

The 6 Best Spring Break Movies

No, Spring Breakers is not on this list...

American Pie

Unless you're one of the many a**holes that traveled down to Florida in order to celebrate spring, chances are your Spring Break this year is going to be a lot tamer than in years past.

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