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Film Review: ‘The Batman’ (dir. Matt Reeves)

The film opens with a title card featuring almost comically large text that reads “THE BATMAN,” filling the entire screen in a tall, skinny, red, sans serif font. Somehow, that was already a good sign.

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Film Review: ‘Marry Me’ (dir. Kat Coiro)

Jennifer Lopez is back in a rom-com, and that can never be seen as a bad thing. As much as I love seeing JLo in her hard-hitting roles, there’s something about Rom-Com JLo™ that everyone agrees is just nice.

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Film Review: ‘Kimi’ (dir. Steven Soderbergh) on HBO Max

Subdued but simultaneously compelling, ‘Kimi’ had a plan, it knew what it wanted to do, and it executed it. It didn’t need to be more than 90 minutes long, and it was the better for its compact presentation.

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Film Review: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ (dir. Cooper Raiff) Sundance | 2022

I love Cooper Raiff. I love Dakota Johnson. This is a sincere, vulnerable, honest, thoughtful movie that captures exactly how it feels to be a young adult trying to figure out the world. A story so specific yet so universal.

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Film Review: Netflix’s ‘jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy — act i: VISION’ (dir. Clarence “Coodie” Simmons & Chike Ozah) | Sundance 2022

It’s pretty eerie and surprisingly ironic to hear how he manifested his entire career. Ideas he had about the type of music he wanted to create and the opportunities he made for himself almost all came true over the course of the next two decades.

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Film Review: ‘Emergency’ (dir. Carey Williams) | Sundance 2022

A dark comedy with some Gen Z satire and social commentary packed in, ‘Emergency’ is definitely a highlight of my Sundance 2022 experience. This funny college party movie quickly shifts its focus to touch on problems today’s youth face. The film follows three young men of color who are forced to weigh the pros and cons of calling the police after discovering a drunk white girl knocked out in their house.

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Film Review: ‘892’ (dir. Abi Damaris Corbin) | Sundance 2022

Thrilling, absorbing, and impactful, ‘892’ offers up superb performances from John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Michael K. Williams (in his final role), Selenis Levya, and Connie Britton while drawing attention to some tragic systemic issues.

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Film Review: ‘When You Finish Saving The World’ (dir. Jesse Eisenberg) | Sundance 2022

Navigating a complex mother-son relationship that is on the rocks, Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut features a standout performance from Julianne Moore as an overbearing, claustrophobic mom and Finn Wolfhard as an online sensation writing god-awful songs.

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Film Review: ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (dir. Joachim Trier) | Sundance 2022

Trust the hype around this one. So much life is packed into these four years over a two-hour runtime that flies by, and it portrays that aimless feeling in life in such a painfully accurate way. I’m already ready to see this again.

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Super Soundtrack: “Peacemaker” on HBO Max

This HBO Max series from James Gunn is a breath of fresh air in this genre that can often feel really rigid and overly structured. “Peacemaker” is given the chance to let loose a little bit and be its own kind of fun.