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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

“The Sun is Also a Star” is a cheesy young adult flick that remains...

“The Sun is Also a Star,” the movie adaptation of the young adult (YA) novel by the same name, features “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi and newcomer Charles Melton in a nauseating romantic drama. The...

“Knock Down the House” is an intimate perspective on 2018’s surge in female political...

“Knock Down the House” is a documentary following the political campaigns of four underdog female political candidates. The era of Trump and the increasingly polarized political climate is fairly black and white; people and...

“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is a faithful adaptation that brings the beloved franchise to life

“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is finally in theaters and delivers Pokemon’s long-awaited entry into live-action film. Featuring a mix of well-crafted graphics and live actors, Warner Bros. delivers a realistic and refreshing take on the...

“Avengers: Endgame”: the decisive end fans wanted

“Avengers: Endgame” is an epic finale to the 11-year, 22-movie saga that started an $18.9 billion franchise. A successor to 2018’s “Infinity War,” this film showcases the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)...

“Guava Island”: a good concept piece falls flat as Glover overextends his creative talents

This past weekend, Donald Glover released his surprise short film, “Guava Island.” This self-branded “island thriller” marked another collaboration between Glover and “Atlanta” team Hiro Murai and Stephan Glover. Premiering after his headlining Coachella...

“The Perfect Date” is a messy and unsatisfying addition to the rom-com genre

Noah Centineo has reprised his role as romantic lead once again, this time in “The Perfect Date,” another Netflix-released teen romantic comedy. While critics speculated that Netflix may be ushering in a new era...

“Hellboy”’s 2019 rebirth is a bloody mess

In 2004, film audiences were introduced to the half-demon paranormal detective that was Hellboy in a cult favorite film directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman in the titular role. The film...

The childlike “Unicorn Store” is saved by its star-studded cast

In her directorial debut, “Unicorn Store,” Brie Larson puts her acting chops to the test playing Kit, the eclectic protagonist. After “Room,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and most recently, “Captain Marvel,” Brie Larson...

“The Best of Enemies” is an overly simplistic depiction of a complex and fascinating...

“The Best of Enemies” takes us through a trip in history to witness the unimaginable friendship between a civil rights activist and a KKK leader in Durham, North Carolina. While some friendships are built...

“Dumbo” fails to live up to the magic of the celebrated Disney classic

“Dumbo,” along with “The Jungle Book,” “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Aladdin,” is yet another live-action remake of a popular Disney film. Starring a cute CGI elephant and an array of circus performers, the film...