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Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) has the charm and artistry of Studio Ghibli, but its crippled by poorly defined characters, underdeveloped narrative and misguided plot.

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Movie Review: John Wick – Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a worthy follow-up to the original with its well choreographed stunt work, stylish action sequences, comic book styled narrative, and solid performance from Keanu Reeves, building a memorable franchise that’s more than just a typical shoot’em up property.

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Movie Review: The Red Turtle

With its stunning animation and thematically rich storytelling, The Red Turtle is a profound allegorical tale about life and humanity told through the simple journey of a man shipwrecked on an island.

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Movie Review: Arrival

Arrival is a technically well-crafted movie backed by a great performance by Amy Adams but whatever profundity it tries to achieve crumbles underneath its own pseudo-science.

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Movie Review: Split

Split is a serviceable thriller thanks to a great performance by James McAvoy and a return to form by M. Night Shyamalan, but the movie is driven by exploitative and derivative ideas.

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Movie Review: La La Land

La La Land is a delightful throwback backed by earnest performances and deft directorial choices, but offers nothing more than its superficial thrills.

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