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I Want ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once” All of the Time

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang

I’m all for a comforting and predictable film. With the stresses of the last couple of years, watching a Marvel film or a rom-com speaks to me. I told myself I wasn’t in the mood for something too original so I sat down to Everything Everywhere All at Once thinking it would be a fun Matrix knock-off where I could see Michelle Yeoh kick butt. 

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Disney’s ‘Sneakerella’ is a Fun Twist on an Old Classic

Chosen Jacobs as El

Movies like Disney’s Sneakerella allow me to rest in the idea that the kids really are alright. One one hand, fairytales are classic tales full of heroism, romance, action and usually a moral lesson at their heart. On the other hand, they are often heteronormative, misogynist, lack any diversity and some of the endings are more nightmarish than any fairytale should be. The effect of these films and stories can’t be denied. Millions of little girls want to be princesses and millions of little boys want to be valiant princes. 

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Who’s a Good Boy?! ‘The Bad Guys’

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From Dreamworks and NBCUniversal, The Bad Guys is a fun, animated romp for kids of all ages. Starring Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Zazie Beetz and more, the film is kind of a Suicide Squad for kids! Let me explain. 

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Review: ‘The Outfit’ Fits Just Right

Dylan O’Brien (left) stars as “Richie” and Zoey Deutch (right) stars as “Mable” in director Graham Moore’s THE OUTFIT, a Focus Features release. Courtesy of Nick Wall / Focus Features

In the age of extensive effects, massive budgets, and huge names, The Outfit director Graham Moore chose a quieter approach that is no less thrilling. The Outfit is a period gangster movie set in mid-’50s gangland Chicago. Filled with twists and turns, The Outfit will leave you guessing until the very end and keep you enthralled with capable performances from a plethora of talent… 

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‘I Want You Back’ Makes Me Want More

It’s uniqueness that makes the Amazon Prime original I Want You Back stand apart from normal romcoms. Sure, we’ve seen exes plot their beloved’s returns (or demises), but it’s not often we see it done with such heart and relatability. 

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Sundance 2022 Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ Because This Movie Will Always Stay With You

There are certain actors that when you see their name you know exactly what to expect. When I see Toni Collette listed I know things are about to get real messed up. When I see Jonathan Majors I know the intensity is sure to ramp up a few notches. And when I see Noomi Rapace, I know that I’ll be treated to a warped version of some mythic fairy tale that will scar me for life. You Won’t Be Alone does not disappoint. 

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Expand Your Horror Horizons in 2022

Horror films have always terrified and thrilled us, but for some audience members there has been something lacking when it comes to representation on screen. The horror genre has long been dominated by white men with mainly white women playing limited roles of the femme fatale or the helpless victim. 

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John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus Still Stimulates After 15 Years

Shortbus is a movie that depicts the New York of that moment with beautifully broken accuracy. Mitchell showcases a city attempting to put itself back together while its inhabitants search for new ways to connect and explore their own metamorphoses.

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SXSW 2022 Review: ‘Sissy’ Takes Self Help to New Lows

If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. This was a parental trope that I’m sure most are familiar with, but Sissy proves it’s more than just an old wives’ tale. Starring Aisha Dee and co-written and co-directed by Kane Senes and Hannah Barlow, Sissy is a horror film that will have you questioning your alliances to excellently flawed characters. 

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