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Eloquent Snarky Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe is an engrossing thriller filled with relentless peril that will have you holding your breath, but what started as a clever idea is marred by lazy writing.

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Movie Review: Kubo and The Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is an absorbing tale that offers honest lessons about grief and loss thanks to great voice acting and breathtaking stop motion animation,  but it gets distracted by its own technical wizardry and exhibits that even animated films is subjected to whitewashing.

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Movie Review: Midnight Special

Thanks to a well executed and well written screenplay backed by solid performances, Midnight Special is a gripping sci-fi thriller that examines faith.

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Movie Review: High Rise

High Rise is a beautifully staged but incoherent arthouse film that dilutes its source material as it focuses on style rather than substance.

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Movie Review: The Girl on The Train

Emily Blunt can’t save The Girl on the Train whose superficial script results into a tedious and suspense-free thriller with exploitative melodrama.

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Movie Review: Sausage Party

Sausage Party is an entertaining raunchy animated movie with a clever conceit but its weighed down by relentless bro-tastic frat jokes that undermine its subversive streak.

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