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Review of “Mother!” Entertainment 

Review of “Mother!”

“Mother!” is a grotesque film. It is violent and gruesome to watch. Perhaps it is also the reason why it received an F cinemascope from the audience. It is a sensitive and controversial matter that is causing debate in the entertainment industry. Is the film actually a work of genius or simply a pretentious mess?   The characters in this film are only referred to as ‘Mother’ and as ‘Him’.   The film is deeply symbolic and is starting debate and conversation about what the bleeding floors, the yellow elixir…

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What’s The Deal with: Rick Sanchez (C-137) – Squanchiest character yet? Or needs to get more schwifty? Entertainment 

What’s The Deal with: Rick Sanchez (C-137) – Squanchiest character yet? Or needs to get more schwifty?

For those among you who aren’t familiar with Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Adult Swim animated sci-fi comedy, stop reading this article now, watch all three seasons of Rick and Morty, then come back and read this article. It’ll only take you 682 minutes, or a little over 11 hours. You’ll be able to thank the author of this article for this recommendation later. Spoilers lay ahead. Now, with season three recently concluded, fans of the show have a painfully long wait ahead of them. To combat the impending Rick…

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A Review of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver Vanier Alumni 

A Review of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s new action-comedy Baby Driver might not be a perfect film, but it certainly comes close to being one. The film follows the story of Baby (Ansel Elgort), a reluctant and extremely talented getaway driver who listens to music at all times due in part to ear damage imparted during a car accident when he was a child. He embarks on quest to leave the crime business and along the way, develops a romance with a young, sweet waitress named Deborah (Lily James), whom he tries to protect from…

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Nineteen Eighty-Four: George Orwell and Michael Radford’s Call For Anarchist Revolution Entertainment 

Nineteen Eighty-Four: George Orwell and Michael Radford’s Call For Anarchist Revolution

  ”You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit or it is nowhere.” –Ursula K. LeGuin, The Dispossessed ”At one time in the world, there were woods that no one owned” –Cormac McCarthy, Child of God Michael Radford’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) is a brilliant adaptation of George Orwell’s novel of the same name, originally published in 1949. The film follows Winston Smith (John Hurt) as he struggles to find truth and meaning in the oppressive regime put…

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Transformers: Age of Platitude Entertainment 

Transformers: Age of Platitude

A movie should be a perfect blend of creating a detailed universe and a captivating storyline in which characters are hindered or helped by the world they live in. It is through the choices of the main character(s) that audience members start to get a feel of their psyche. Unfortunately, Transformers: Age of Extinction puts too much emphasis on generating flashy robots that do not help the shallow characters. Age of Extinction (AoE) is a science fiction action film directed by Micheal Bay. The fourth film of the Transformers series…

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Why Bob Clark’s Baby Geniuses Should Be Hailed as a Modern Masterpiece Entertainment 

Why Bob Clark’s Baby Geniuses Should Be Hailed as a Modern Masterpiece

What is a masterpiece? One might come to ponder. Cinematically, one might point to films such as Orson Welle’s Citizen Kane, or Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Both have their own personal merits, but might I suggest a different approach, a film oft overlooked: Baby Geniuses.   The premise of the film is a simple one. A faculty of scientists uncover that babies are born with vast knowledge of the universe, and can communicate through an otherwise indecipherable language, Babytalk, which they lose once they reach toddler age and…

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“Logan” (2017) Review Entertainment 

“Logan” (2017) Review

Marvel’s X-Men film franchise has had a rather bumpy ride to success. With hits and misses throughout the last 17 years, it is not uncommon to be skeptic when a 9th installment is announced. This movie in fact is the third in the Wolverine-centered films, proceeding 2 rather mediocre films to say the least. But compared to Apocalypse, it succeeds in all aspects, and makes for a beautiful, emotional and fantastically paced film.   With the surprise (not really) success of Deadpool, the first R-rated film in the X-Men franchise…

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A Review of Disney’s Moana Entertainment 

A Review of Disney’s Moana

Disney’s Moana is the final product of a group of extremely talented individuals working within the constraints of a restrictive and heavily outdated film structure. The film follows the story of young Moana, the daughter of her native island’s ruler, and destined to take over the role in her adult life. Her strong desire for adventure and exploration clashes heavily with her father’s insistence that she must remain within the confines of the island for her own safety. She obviously rebels and the basic storyline unfolds much as one would…

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Fantastic Beasts and Complex Cinema Entertainment 

Fantastic Beasts and Complex Cinema

           Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a film which struggles to find its balance. In many ways, the film is what could only be described as ‘Harry Potter for Adults’, in several other ways, however, it is the most childish of them all. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that a great amount of talent went into the creation of this film. Visually, it is by far both the most beautiful and most creative film of the entire franchise. Its bold use of colour is refreshing in the era…

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A Review of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival Entertainment 

A Review of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

                 Denis Villeneuve’s new science-fiction film, Arrival, starring Amy Adams, would be best described as an experience. The plot builds onto itself, appearing clumsy and strange as the story begins, alternating between a slow buildup with frequent repetitions, and plot advancements which seem to happen too fast. The flow is murky and shifting, and yet the film takes hold in a very powerful way at a critical time, and from then, is unrelenting. The film’s form, in this sense, is intimately connected to its subject matter: Linguistics.   The…

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