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The official movie poster of Love Lies Bleeding. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Love Lies Bleeding” takes a million swings, and they all pay off — except one

Joshua Lee April 17, 2024

This review contains spoilers.  How do you describe a movie like “Love Lies Bleeding?” Is it neo-noir? Body horror? Western? Thriller? Surrealist? All of the above? Whatever it is, there’s...

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“Saltburn” is a narrative trainwreck that you can’t look away from

Joshua Lee December 23, 2023
This year America’s big “eat the rich” film comes from Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Emerald Fennell, and like her feature debut “Promising Young Woman” (2020), the subversion in “Saltburn” is as misguided as it is purposeless.
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“Dune” – sequels must flow

Jovher Tagangylyjov November 4, 2021
While the current market has been dominated by predictable action flicks and bland comic book movies, “Dune” represents something more slow-paced and thoughtful. It attempts to tackle grandiose ideas on a cosmic scale and does so at its own pace. 
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“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever” review

Julia Heming March 21, 2021
To any rom-com lovers, the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” film series should be high on the list of movies to watch. The latest installment “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever” was released on Netflix on Valentine’s Day.
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Paper flyers seen around campus for the Stony Brook Film Festival, which is free for students. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

The Stony Brook Film Festival “Corners” Review

Amaya McDonald September 22, 2020
The release of the short film “Corners” by IndieFlix Festivals on Thursday, Sept. 17, kicked off the second week of the Stony Brook Film Festival.
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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 official poster for Da 5 Bloods directed by Spike Lee.

Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” couldn’t have come at a better time

Lajiere Blake June 29, 2020
Black fatherhood, mental health, racism and familial trauma are just a few of the topics discussed in the film. There is no one size fits all mold for the Black experience, but “Da 5 Bloods” is able to speak to the universal fight for freedom. 
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“Dark Waters” delivers powerful message in the exhilarating true story of Rob Bilott

Alexander Bakirdan December 17, 2019
"Dark Waters” thrills in its nationwide release Dec. 6, with an undeniably excellent true story — and its impact reaches far beyond theaters.
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“Brian Banks” tells the true story of a wrongfully convicted black man

Lajiere Blake December 1, 2019
Director Tom Shadyac brings the film “Brian Banks,” the true story of a wrongfully convicted man, to the big screen. In the film, Brian Banks, played by Aldis Hodge, is a former high school football star whose college career was ruined because of a rape allegation.
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Captain Phillips fails to accurately depict true story

Brandon Benarba October 13, 2013
Paul Greengrass is a very polarizing director. His previous two films, “Green Zone” and “United 93,” covered the beginning and middle of the United States War on Terror and in a way, “Captain Phillips” is a spiritual successor to both of those films.
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John Rabe Opens Staller Center’s Fall Film Series

Youn Chung November 3, 2010

Go to Japan and try to find the Nanjing Massacre in a textbook and you’ll find yourself squinting so hard that you’ll be better off not looking in the first place. However, try looking for the...

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