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Unpretentious movie reviews you can read in less than 10 minutes

Movie Review: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi strikes down the old to push the franchise into somewhere new, delivering a nuanced and thoughtful tale that emphatically builds on the past, offers purposeful dazzling action, and deft cinematography that elevates perfunctory blockbuster fanfare.

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Movie Review: Smaller and Smaller Circles

Smaller and Smaller Circles succeeds as a social commentary against the overlapping corruption in Philippine institutions, but this adaptation dilutes the potency of its source material.

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Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express is a dull lackluster reboot and pointless vanity project that adds nothing to an already adapted story, no thanks to a self-indulgent script and revolving door of caricatures.

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Movie Review: Suburbicon

Suburbicon is supported by great performances, but this Coen pastiche is its own enemy as disjointed storytelling, one-note characters, and tone-deaf politics turns it into a misguided uninvolving crime thriller.

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Movie Review: The Snowman

The Snowman is to crime thrillers as what The Room is to romantic dramas – pointless, nonsensical, and laughable.

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Movie Review: Coco

Coco is a family-friendly vibrant adventure tale and a reverent tribute to Mexican culture, but this all too polished Pixar offering comes with routine storytelling that wastes the full potential of its inspiration.
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