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  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★

    Brightburn unfortunately suffers from a small scope, which prevents the film from delivering on the full promise of its premise, but what we do receive works as a lean, mean, 90-minute horror thrill ride that skimps on substance but revels in scares.

    Brightburn comes with a killer hook - what if Superman decided to use his powers for evil, rather than good? Over history, we’ve so voraciously consumed the plentiful optimistic variations of the Superman mythos that we’ve never stopped…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★★

    I don’t think there will ever be a performer as effortlessly effusive and charismatic as Robin Williams, and I’m beyond thankful his creative spirit can still live on in the works he’s left behind for us. I can’t imagine the Genie with the voicework of any other actor, and it’s a true gift. This movie is grand, but it when the Genie arrives, it radiates joy like none other.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    There are moments in a film fan’s life that distinctly mark when they truly fell in love with the medium.

    When Don Lockwood takes to the streets with a song on a rainy day in Singin’ in the Rain.

    When Dorothy arrives to Oz in The Wizard of Oz.

    When Rocky ascends the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Rocky.

    When Luke first uses the force in Star Wars.

    When Elliott and E.T. take to the sky in…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★★

    Forget any comparable teen comedy classic - Booksmart is its own brilliantly authentic, intimately resonant, and rip-roaringly hilarious contribution to the coming of age genre that’ll stand the test of time for years to come.

    As Alfred Hitchcock once said, “to make a great film you need three things - the script, the script, and the script.” Luckily for Booksmart, four immensely talented women (Emily Halperin, Sarah Haskin, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman) provide this film with a script that…