Beating Ennui

Less Pretentious Bollocks about Films in Less than a Thousand Words

Movie Review: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

Rogue One offers the first Star Wars movie for grown-ups that paints a fully realized war torn galaxy but its weighed down by retcon storytelling, producing an overly familiar and predictable narrative with cliched characters.

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Movie Review: The Girl With All The Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts offers nothing new about the zombie invasion, but it remains a psychologically haunting movie because of its uncompromising view of a post-apocalyptic future that comes with eerie implications.

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Movie Review: Moana

Moana has a typical action adventure narrative revolving around a heroic quest, but its bioluminescent colors, vivid animation, catchy music, likeable characters, and well written themes of self-discovery and validation makes it a good follow-up to Frozen.

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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a visually enchanting return to the Wizarding World of JK Rowling but it merely exists to set-up a franchise.

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Movie Review: The Accountant

The Accountant is a smorgasbord of action cliches with an uninvolving story and convoluted plot lead by an uncharismatic cyborg.

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Movie Review: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a decent adaptation that book fans would love thanks to great performances and impressive CGI, but new audiences will find an overwrought family drama that doesn’t provide enough thrills for kids.
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