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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: ‘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: ‘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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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.

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Film Review: ‘The Tender Bar’ (dir. George Clooney)

This is such a relatable but personal story that I feel many will share a pretty heartfelt connection. The script is really a cocktail of life lessons, and there are so many instantly quote-able lines. Ben Affleck is the cool uncle you always wanted, and Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri, and Lily Rabe are all great here.

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Film Review: ‘The 355’ (dir. Simon Kinberg)

This stellar ensemble cast is weight down by a predictable and often bland story despite ‘The 355’s cultural variety and incredibly well choreographed action sequences.

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Film Review + Super Soundtrack: ‘Sing 2’

Luckily, Sing 2 hits all the right notes that the first Sing film did. These characters are hard not to love, and you really do almost forget that they’re animated. It also succeeds at aiming its story toward both adults and children alike. Who would’ve thought that a story about singing elephants, pigs, gorillas, and porcupines could be so touching?

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Film Review: ‘Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss’ (dir. Tommy Oliver)

‘Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss’ is the fifth and final documentary from HBO’s Music Box series of docs. Sadly, Into the Abyss couldn’t be a more fitting title for this Juice WRLD documentary. It’s also appropriate considering the fact that he had the words tattooed in large writing on both of his forearms. Charting the rise of his massively successful career, it also subsequently charts his downfall and demise as his drug use gets more and more intense.