Beating Ennui

Unpretentious movie reviews you can read in 10 minutes

Movie Review: The Post

The Post is supported by great performances, but this timely prestige picture squanders its potential to be another dull Oscar bait no thanks to a superficial neatly packaged story that lacks a sense of urgency and biting social commentary.
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Movie Review: The Lure

The Lure is a genre-bending mash-up that gets lost in its own strangeness, but there’s a bold kooky subversive musical with creative worldbuilding, great performances, and original song numbers to captivate you.

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Movie Review: Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour is a well-executed and deftly-acted but obviously crafted Oscar bait composed of a retrograde Greatest Man in History, featuring a simplistic and patriotic version of Churchill precisely designed to bag gold statues.

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Movie Review: Black Panther

Black Panther transcends its genre to be more than just another MCU franchise – a vibrant dynastic drama with a genuine identity, honest-to-goodness stakes, rich themes and endearing characters – and still remain as entertaining as any other superhero movie.

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Movie Review: I, Tonya

Albeit simplistic and glib, I, Tonya still manages to be a decent enough sports film and an entertaining tragicomedy thanks to clever editing, detailed production design, and great performances.

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Movie Review: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is an artificial piece of revisionism featuring a schmaltzy sugar-coated autobiography sold as an empowerment story that its talented cast can’t redeem.

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