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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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Movie Review: Bad Genius

Bad Genius is a thrilling smart high school caper thanks to nuanced characters, taut editing, and a well-executed high stakes heist plot.

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Movie Review: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington can’t save Roman J. Israel, Esq., a dull and cliched idiot savant narrative no thanks to a listless script.

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