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The official movie poster for Hulus new film Quiz Lady. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Quiz Lady” redefines star personas with heartfelt comedy

Patrick Larkin December 3, 2023
Director Jessica Yu’s 2023 film “Quiz Lady” achieves national success by subverting the established personas of its stars, allowing them to redefine their images in this heartfelt comedy.
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When the drama offscreen is better than on: “Don’t Worry Darling” movie review

Aneesah Khandaker October 11, 2022
Released in theaters on Sept. 23, “Don’t Worry Darling” finally gave audiences the body of work that was mostly known for its behind-the-scenes feuds and gossip quandaries. This movie introduces a mediocre idea and refuses to provide any answers.
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“Turning Red”: Light, fluffy and packed with heart and depth

Ryan Baile March 26, 2022
The theme of "Turning Red" stands out as a timeless narrative that will live on as one of Pixar's greatest hits, and the film's sincere journey of self-discovery is an incredible joy to witness.
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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” review

Sydney Riddle September 22, 2021
If you are looking for a visually stunning movie that has action and comedy, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” would be a great addition to your must-see list. 
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Villains as our new heroes: Review on Disney’s “Cruella”

Melanie Navarro July 2, 2021
Directed by Craig Gillespie, “Cruella” is a fun and gratifying beginning to Disney’s exploration of its long-overlooked characters: the villains.
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The official cover for Two Distant Strangers.
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“Two Distant Strangers” shows the inescapable loop of racism and trauma

Tyler Rivers May 10, 2021
#REVIEW The 32-minute science-fiction drama, “Two Distant Strangers” written by Travon Free and directed by Free and Martin Desmond Roe won Best Live Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards this month.
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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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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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“Onward” is a magical experience, but it falls short of the high standards that Pixar has set.

Alexander Bakirdan March 8, 2020
I’ve never been disappointed by a fun and enjoyable movie like this before, but the entire time I was watching “Onward,” it felt like Pixar was holding back on me.
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Director Jérémy Clapin impresses with animated film "I Lost My Body"

Claudia Motley February 4, 2020
Jérémy Clapin’s critically acclaimed animated feature, “I Lost My Body,” premiered on Nov. 15, 2019. The award-winning film is in the running for this year's Oscars race.
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“Joker”: A deep dive into the origins of a beloved madman 

Alek Lewis October 26, 2019
"Joker,” directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, brings an original and detailed dive into the psyche of Batman’s enigmatic villain, while simultaneously creating one of the most memorable character performances of the last decade. 
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It: Chapter 2 is a thrill ride that starts fast and doesnt slow down

It: Chapter 2 is a thrill ride that starts fast and doesn’t slow down

Alexander Bakirdan September 10, 2019
"It: Chapter 2” doesn’t pull any punches from the very beginning as the movie sets the tone quickly for what is a thrilling ride from start to finish. Now I feel I can’t discuss this movie properly without spoiling it a bit, so consider this a warning, there will be massive spoilers ahead.
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