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“Irresistible” Review: Political comedy mocks both sides of the aisle

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Irresistible-Review Irresistible

During his tenure as the host of the Daily Show, Jon Stewart was oftentimes critiqued by some on the right for skewing conservatives more than he mocked liberals. It’s unlikely that he’ll face the same amount of criticism regarding his new film...

7500 Review 7500

The concept of hijackers taking control of a large plane is a scary one and one that feels all too familiar to those who remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Patrick Vollrath’s new film 7500 relies on that familiarity to tell its own story...

King of Staten Island Review The King of Staten Island

There is something inherently messy about the new comedy The King of Staten Island and that’s one of the reasons why many parts of it ring true. Featuring Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, the feature tells the story of a twenty-something...

The Invisible Man Review The Invisible Man

In the tense opening moments of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, a young woman attempts to leave her abusive boyfriend. The camera captures her methodical movements as she tries to leave a beautiful home without awaking her controlling beau....

Breakthrough Review Breakthrough

Hitting theaters a few days before Easter, the new drama Breakthrough tells the story of a miraculous event. In 2015, a 14-year-old boy fell through the frozen façade of a Missouri lake and nearly lost everything. When he was pulled out of the...

Dumbo Review Dumbo

Director Tim Burton is well-known for his ability to create unique landscapes in his cinematic creations. He created such a landscape in Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. His new film reunites two of the stars from the latter picture and...

Creed 2 Review Creed 2

In 2015, the drama Creed defied expectations. The film, which featured Sylvester Stallone returning to the role of Rocky Balboa, served as an addition to the long-running Rocky series while also standing alone as the introduction of a new boxer on...

The Front Runner Review The Front Runner

The political world can change quickly. With news outlets covering candidates and public officials throughout the day, a leader at the top can fall very quickly. That was even the case in 1988. That’s the year that Colorado Senator Gary Hart was...

Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms begins in the aftermath of a mother’s death. Christmas is quickly approaching and the Stahlbaum family is in mourning, with three young children longing for their late mother. On the night of an elegant party,...

Thunder Road Review Thunder Road

In 2016, director Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road won the short film grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. That film, which focused on one man’s eulogy of his mother, was the beginning of something great and now Cummings has...

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