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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Thanks to a solid cast, thoughtful screenplay, and purposeful action, Wonder Woman is an emotionally stirring and well executed blockbuster despite its derivative origins story, delivering a sorely needed fun superhero movie in the DCEU roster.

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Movie Review: Gifted

Gifted is backed by a talented cast (and an adorable cat) but they can’t save this formulaic schmaltzy Hallmark movie about a child genius.

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Movie Review: Kill Switch (Redivider)

Kill Switch is an uninvolving, blatantly contrived, and badly executed sci-fi flick sabotaged by a first person video game style plot.

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Movie Review: King Arthur – Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an exhausting, tedious and incoherent revisionist tale because of its inane storytelling, awful CGI and Guy Ritchie’s threadbare bag of tricks.

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Movie Review: Alien – Covenant

Alien: Covenant is the franchise’s return to its creature feature horror roots with captivating cinematography and stellar performances but suffers from sequelitis – the same old story that recycles old scares and offers no new insights to a much more interesting piece of the puzzle laid out by its predecessor.

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Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

The Eyes of My Mother is an uninvolving absurd horror movie, but it can’t also be denied that it’s acting, cinematography and matter-of-fact violence shows how something morally repugnant can look weirdly captivating and mentally scarring at the same time.

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