Honor Thy Father Review: Of Sinners and Fathers

Honor Thy Father presents a world where morals are conveniently forsaken in service of "higher" virtues. There is nothing but scumbags and hypocrites. That is the reality in which Honor Thy Father, Erik Matti’s latest film, operates in. Its characters con their neighbors for the quick accumulation of wealth, justifying their actions through some pretense of moral value.…

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Creed is a Triumph

In an era that is criticized for having poorly made remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, and spinoffs, Creed stands out like a sore thumb. Deft direction from Ryan Coogler and strong performances from its leads prove that the Rocky formula is still as vital as ever. The film succeeds because it utilizes the Rocky formula while maintaining…

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The Odds Finally in Her Favor: A Review of Mockingjay Part 2

When the decision to split the final installment of The Hunger Games into two films was announced, I was torn over my own feelings of whether it could actually work. On one hand, Mockingjay is the densest book out of the trilogy both in sheer number of pages and in content -- and let's be…

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Pan Movie Review – Some thoughts, not necessarily happy.

Pan is director Joe Wright and writer Jason Fuchs' attempt at an origin story for J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan story, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. We're introduced to Peter being abandoned in front of an orphanage run by cranky nuns; so far so good. Suddenly orphans being sold to pirates? The…

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The Green Inferno – Review

After a year long delay, the Green Inferno finally got its theatrical release and with all honesty, it wasn't really worth the wait. The man behind the camera, Eli Roth, considered the Chilean- American horror film a tribute to Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust  and took inspiration from Italian gore films as seen in the late 70's and…

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