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The official poster for Mulan, a live action Disney movie. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Mulan adaptation is just a lackluster remake

Ryan Baile September 17, 2020
Despite the likable parts of the movie, overall Mulan was another disappointment from the House of Mouse. 
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The Waves movie official  poster. The movie premiered on Nov. 15, 2019 and was screened at Stony Brook University during Black History Month. ThePUBLIC DOMAIN

“Waves” starts off dizzy and leaves viewers in a trance

Rabia Gursoy February 23, 2020
“Waves” is uncomfortable with its wild range of emotions and its way of showing us modern psychological terrors through the main characters’ perspectives.
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Directors cut supersedes the original “Midsommar”

Directors cut supersedes the original “Midsommar”

Lajiere Blake September 8, 2019
The debut of “Midsommar” in July 2019 was met with fervent excitement from fans of the director's first feature film, “Hereditary.” The wide success of “Hereditary” gave Aster the golden pass to join with the likes of Jordan Peele.
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Dracula Untold is director Gary Shores, above, first feature film. The movie made about $4 million in its opening weekend. (PHOTO CREDIT: STEFAN POPE)

Gary Shore’s telling of Dracula’s backstory is one better left untold

Brandon Benarba October 13, 2014
Vampires have become one of the most frequently adapted monsters of all time, so it is odd that the main marketing point of “Dracula Untold” is that the film tells the untold story of Dracula.
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