Black Bear

Any great work typically requires a heavy amount of unwavering commitment by its creator. After years as an actress, Allison (Aubrey Plaza) pivoted to becoming a writer/director. So far, her films have been unsuccessful. With her inspiration waning, she’s looking to find it at a gorgeously scenic lake house. Hosts Gabe (Christopher Abbott) and his […]

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Athlete A

For what shall it profit a company if they gain the whole world, but lose its soul? For USA Gymnastics, it was not a question worth losing sleep over. Consistently coming up short against the Eastern European gymnastic programs at the biggest stage in the Olympics, their fortunes turned when they took on many properties […]

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Maybe Next Year

Who says that it’s wrong for fans to consider themselves as “we” when they talk about their team winning and losing? Don’t ever say that to the fans who make up the great city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their disappointment they have been privy to is immeasurable, perpetually leaving their days ruined. No more is it […]

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Buffaloed

“Fine is like mediocrity’s dumb cousin.” That is a refrain that comes out of the mouth of Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch). Growing up lower class in Buffalo to widowed mother, Kathy (Judy Greer) and older brother, JJ (Noah Reid), her prospects are very slim in making it out of this socioeconomic bracket. She knows this […]

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What to Watch: Scream 4

Rules. Who needs them? Scream does. Wes Craven’s first three movies in his second-biggest franchise made their name on being in the know with what does and doesn’t fly for audiences and in-movie characters. And then came Scream 4…or Scre4m if one is so inclined. Approaching ten years after its release, has it become better? […]

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Synchronic

What is time? Simply a man-made construction designed to make our lives more linear. For years and years, the lives of Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) have been linear. Not great, but linear. The two are longtime paramedics partners in New Orleans, growing up together and experiencing many trials, tribulations, and generally the […]

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Black Box (2020)

“You just need to remember who you are again.” That is what Dr. Lillian Brooks (Phylicia Rashad) tells her latest patient, Nolan (Mamoudou Athie). Nolan is the survivor of an accident that saw him lose his wife and has left him alone in trying to put the pieces back together. While he’s lucky to be […]

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The Social Dilemma

Technology. What is it good for? A lot of things, such as simplifying tasks that could only be done in person, improving user experience on legal documents, and bringing information to us quicker than ever before. Socially, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram among other apps have all been able to bring long lost […]

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Accidental Climber

“Whatever is meant to be, the universe will make that happen.” Those are some of the first words spoken by Jim Geiger, a Sacramento, California man and avid climber who at the ripe age of 68 is attempting to do something no American his age has ever done. What is that exactly? Only summit Mount […]

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Honey Boy

It has often been said that the only normal aspect of a child star’s life is when they are acting in front of a camera. That definitely applies to twelve-year-old Otis Lort (Noah Jupe), making his way in showbiz with his domineering, volatile father James (Shia LaBeouf) flanked by his side serving as his de […]

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