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After the last movie of the X-men series flopped, “Dark Phoenix” was supposed to be a new start for the franchise instead. Yet the metaphorical bird coming from the ashes does quite the opposite; making the film the weakest of the series. Following the events of “Apocalypse,” Jean Grey still struggles to control...

This year’s South by Southwest Film program encompassed 134 Feature Films including 101 World Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 3 US Premieres, and 64 films from first-time filmmakers. I watched 27 of them, and after reviewing two in detail, I don’t want to leave y’all in the dark about the rest. SXSW film...

This year at South-By-Southwest Olivia Wilde’s new movie “Booksmart” had its world premiere. If that wasn’t enough, it was also her birthday and the whole Paramount Theatre, packed to the last of the 1100 seats, sang “Happy Birthday” along with the cast. She won’t ever forget that evening and the audience won’t...

After “50/50” in 2011 and “The Night Before” in 2015, director Jonathan Levine partners up again with multi-talent Seth Rogen, maintaining a stable four-year rhythm. They are joined by Charlize Theron, and the chemistry between the two actors makes this movie stand out from the mass of generic romantic comedies. The...

When the first trailer for “White Boy Rick” surfaced, it looked like a thrilling mix of “Scarface” and “The Social Network.” This turned out to be misleading, but in a good way since it focuses on the personal drama behind the story. The result is something much stronger on a personal level than its drug-thriller...

Following the first successful film adaptations of “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy,” British author Nick Hornby has another novel that recently hit the big screen. While it didn’t reach the cinematic heights of its predecessors, “Juliet, Naked” is a successful romantic comedy that doesn’t rely on the genre-typical...

This year at the South By Southwest film festival they screened over 130 movies of all genres from all over the world. No one is able to watch all of them, but I saw a good portion. This year’s selection was very strong, and overall I liked more movies than last year. I previously reviewed my personal festival...

This year at the South By Southwest film festival they screened over 130 movies of all genres from all over the world. No one is able to watch all of them, but I saw a good portion. This year’s selection was very strong, and overall I liked more movies than last year. I previously reviewed my personal festival...

Most of the time, adult comedies shoot for the funny bone with the failure to hide body parts, failure with love-making, and failure to contain bodily fluids. Luckily for audiences who have earned their R-rated cards and want their comedies to have a bit more class, there’s “Game Night”. An unpredictable and...

During the past couple of years, Marvel movies have gained popularity among the general public and their usual fans. Even those who weren’t followers of the superhero films have now developed a taste for them. More recently in the Marvel universe, “Black Panther” and more specifically the fictional African nation of...