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Six years is a long time in many ways. For technology, it’s practically a century in terms of the innovations that can happen. For cinema, it’s almost as long sometimes,…

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Dario Argento’s original Suspiria from 1977 is widely and inarguably considered a classic of the horror genre, a lurid operetta of oversaturated color, creative death scenes,…

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40 years is a long time to wait for a proper sequel, especially for a film as iconic and genre-defining as John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher film Halloween. And when I say “proper”,…

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Once upon a time, a major studio decided to make a superhero film. They based the film around a character who had been around for decades and had started as a villain but had since…

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It’s probably not surprising that a superhero film about a character who can shrink himself to microscopic size focuses primarily on the small, day-to-day parts of life, but it’s…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth entry in the seemingly unstoppable Jurassic Park franchise, couldn’t resemble one of its own dinosaurs more if it tried. It’s visually…

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The opening shots of Hereditary, the debut feature film from writer/director Ari Aster, slowly bring focus onto a meticulously-designed diorama of the house where we’ll spend…

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There are few characters in cinema who embody the phrase “lovable rogue” as much as the Star Wars franchise’s Han Solo. The scoundrel with a heart of gold came to…

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There’s a moment about halfway through Deadpool 2 where the film appears to be turning into exactly the kind of tired, perfunctory, by-the-numbers superhero sequel you’d…

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This is it. Ten years, 18 movies, and countless end credit scenes leading up to one of the most anticipated and unprecedented events in genre cinema. Dozens of characters coming together…

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The arcade games of the 1980s had no time for exposition. All those seconds of backstory really got in the way of having a button-mashing good time. So it was for Rampage, where gamers…

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Few things are more fundamental to human expression, never mind cinematic narrative, as speech. It isn’t merely the words we say, but how we say them. Tone, volume, inflection,…

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The ostensible conflict in Ready Player One, the film version of Ernest Cline’s pop culture cluster-bomb of a novel, involves a corporation that wants to cover virtual reality…

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A good sequel is a marked improvement on the original. Maybe it’s bigger and bolder, pushing the boundaries of the things that made the previous entry successful. It might deepen…

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Word of advice for all the people involved in adapting geek properties to the big screen: the words “realistic” and “grounded” are not synonyms for “boring.”…

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At one point during A Wrinkle In Time, the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved and award-winning sci-fi/fantasy magnum opus, the eccentric Mrs. Whatsit (Reese…

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