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Beauty and the Beast

Jason Abdow, Movie Reviews

By Jason Abdow 3/20/2017 My opinions have been mixed on Disney’s recent decision to make live-action adaptations to many of their classic animated films. Movies like “The Jungle Book” and “Pete’s Dragon” I thought were smart, thought-out expansions onto their…


Get Out

Jason Abdow, Movie Reviews

By Jason Abdow 3/4/2017 A question that came to my mind while leaving the movie theater was, what is the purpose of a horror film? To scare you, obviously, but is there anything else the movie can do to stand…



Jason Abdow, Movie Reviews

By Jason Abdow 1/24/2017 Making a movie about religion is always difficult. It seems like filmmakers will either try to focus on appealing purely to a faith-based audience, “Heaven is For Real” and “God’s Not Dead” are good examples of…


La La Land

Jason Abdow, Movie Reviews

By Jason Abdow 1/16/2017 I feel like I do not stand alone when I say that musicals can be incredibly hit or miss. Outside of animation, musicals come around rarely and are usually divisive amongst critics and audience members alike….


Patriots Day

Movie Reviews, Sam Bussell

By Sam Bussell @BussellSamuel 1/16/2017 Honor, Bravery, Patriotism, the Human spirit, America. Those are the words I think about when I describe what “Patriots Day” is about. The film tells the tragic story of the Boston Marathon Bombing and takes the…



Jason Abdow, Movie Reviews

By Jason Abdow 1/11/2017 With award season in full swing I have made it a goal to check out all the films that will be contending in major categories. This is what ultimately drove me to see “Lion” at my…



Jason Abdow, Movie Reviews

By Jason Abdow 12/23/2016 The first thing that is heard when “Moonlight” starts is the sound of an old Boris Gardiner song, which was notably used to start Kendrick Lamar’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2015 album “To Pimp a Butterfly.”…

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