Reel Reviews

A Star Is Born: A Rich, Rewarding, Remake

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Remakes have gotten a bad rap in the film medium. Most attempts to take an old movie and try to replicate it—sometimes even surpass it—have usually ended in complete failure critically and financially. Yet sometimes, a remake comes along that proves it is possible to do the original justice when paired with the right crew and a strong cast—and “A […]

Searching: A Triumphant Thriller and Memorable Mystery!

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“Searching” follows the story of John Cho (David Kim), a widowed father with a teenage daughter named Margot (Michelle La). Despite living in the same household, the two have a distant relationship with technology being their main course of communication. One night, Margot tells her father that she’ll be out for an all-night study group. However, the next day, John […]

A Simple Favor: Deceit, Doubt & Death

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“A Simple Favor” follows the story of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a single mother who runs her own baking blog while trying to raise her son. Stephanie’s life soon changes when she meets Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), who happens to be the mother of her son’s best friend. Though Emily comes off as a jaded individual, the two become best […]

Operation Finale: The True Tale of Trials and Tribulations

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“Operation Finale” takes place in 1960 as Mossad agent Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) is assigned a team and sent to Argentina. Their mission is to locate and apprehend Adolph Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Architect of the Final Solution. Locating and capturing the former Nazi proves to be an arduous task in and of itself, but the stakes are soon raised […]

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Impossibly Incredible!

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It’s hard to believe that it was only 52 years ago when CBS aired what soon become one of their biggest and most memorable series: “Mission: Impossible,” which lasted from 1966 all the way to 1973. The show was known for the covert exploits of secret agents working for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF), along with its catchy theme song. […]

Leave No Trace: Leaves You in Tears

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The Sundance Film Festival is the biggest film festival in the United States. Since its founding in 1978, the festival has showcased thousands of independent movies, help jumpstart numerous careers, and released some of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, such as “Reservoir Dogs” (1992), “The Usual Suspects” (1995), “Whiplash” (2014), and much, much more. One of the […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How a Small Neighborhood Made a World of Difference

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A documentary is a unique form of storytelling in the film medium. Unlike the typical Hollywood movie that tries to buy us with its advertisement of “Based on a True Story,” a documentary is a more authentic and professional way of conveying information to the audience. It’s a way to tell a story about a particular topic through journalism, interviews, […]

An Entertaining Film With No Tag Backs Required

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“Tag” follows the story of a small group of friends, all of whom have been playing the same game of tag every May for over 30 years. Hogan Malloy (Ed Helms) reignites the game when he tags Bob Callahan (Jon Hamm) while being interviewed by Wall Street journalist, Rebecca Crosby (Annabelle Wallis). Intrigued by their game, Rebecca follows the two […]

Deadpool 2: Interesting, Intense, and Indescribably Insane!

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It’s amazing how much things can change in just a few short years. Back in 1991, comic book creators Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza unveiled a character to Marvel Comics simply named: Deadpool. He was originally conceived as a throwaway supervillain, but as time went on, Deadpool developed a fanbase. Soon, the character outgrew his sinister roots to become a […]

A Quiet Place: Silence is Golden

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Anyone familiar with horror films can usually name one severe and quiet moment that left an impact on them. Moments when our main character is hiding from the monster/killer and they can’t afford to make a sound. Those moments are usually the most intense and terrifying parts in any horror movie. Well, take that moment, and stretch it to movie […]


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