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Zack Snyder returns with his definitive vision for “Justice League”

After stepping down as director in the wake of a family tragedy, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” was given to Joss Whedon (the director of “The Avengers”) to finish. The end result was a lackluster...

“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...

‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ a gem of the psychological thriller genre

“The Talented Mr. Ripley” is a 1999 psychological thriller that captures the power of charisma and charm and the chess game of interpersonal politics. It explores themes of amorality and the triumph of evil,...

“Outlaw King” offers a compelling account of a pivotal moment in Scottish history

Chris Pine reunites with “Hell or High Water” director David Mackenzie for “Outlaw King,” a historical epic that follows the rise of Scottish King Robert the Bruce, as he attempts to unify medieval Scotland...

“Rambo: Last Blood” ends the franchise on a disappointing note

Sylvester Stallone is back at it with another continuation of an iconic franchise that made him into an action star. Previously, his return to the screen as Rocky Balboa in “Creed” and “Creed 2”...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is mostly run-of-the-mill but offers a handful of evocative moments

  After several pandemic-related delays, the latest installment of the DC Extended Universe, “Wonder Woman 1984” (WW84), was released on HBO Max on Christmas Day. Patty Jenkins returns as director alongside Gal Gadot as Diana...

“Stan and Ollie”: a touching tribute to a legendary comedic duo

Starting their career together in the late 1920s and lasting through the mid-1940s, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy starred in 107 pictures together as a team that began during the silent era of films...

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ is a striking, star-studded adaptation of the 19th century novel

“Little Women” was a highly anticipated release, and rightfully so — it is the seventh adaptation of the 19th century novel of the same name. Featuring a star-studded cast, it's the second film under...

‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ lives up to the original trilogy

Disney+ recently released films, such as “Soul” and “Raya and the last Dragon,” which have received positive feedback from audiences. Its latest release, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” is yet another win for Disney...

“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...