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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★½

    The fabled Snyder Cut of Justice League has finally hit the web and it has engendered...feelings. Regardless of your stance on the various points surrounding the production of either film--from the continued allegations of abuse hurled against Joss Whedon to the hive-mind mentality and toxicity surrounding some of the Snyder-Cut's twitter following--the question of whether or not this is a superior film to the theatrical cut is ultimately what matters from a film perspective.

    The answer to that question is…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    My experience with the Safdie brothers film ouvere is mostly limited to their neon-infused crime thriller Good Time, which I felt was a decent sometimes great film that, despite its technical wizardry, still remained a bit too close to a run of the mill plot to be considered anything more than superior genre filmmaking. Their follow up film, 2019's Uncut Gems, has many of the same bells and whistles that their previous film had. However what it adds to the…

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  • Quest for Camelot

    Quest for Camelot

    ★½

    During the mid 1990s, studios were tripping over themselves to try and duplicate the so-called Disney formula. Even the previously artful and independent Don Bluth had sold out to copy this formula, with little to no success.

    So enter Warner Bros studios and there take on the King Arthur legends...err...medieval story that happens to have King Arthur as a side character. This film copies the Disney formula from frame 1, right down to the songs (everyone gets one, from the…

  • Coquette

    Coquette

    In the immediate aftermath of the end of the silent era, many stars tried desperately to switch over to sound films quickly. Many a star found themselves unable to make the transition successfully.

    Dubbed America's Sweetheart during the late 1910s and early 20s, Mary Pickford was probably the biggest female star in the movie business, and her own star was probably only eclipsed by her United Artists cohort Charlie Chaplin. Pickford was typecast into the innocent sweetheart roles, often playing…