Category: Movie Reviews

REVIEW: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom brings a year of lousy superhero movies (with one bright spot) to a close with an appropriate whimper. This is yet another film that, despite delayed releases and reshoots, feels like it was slapped together over a weekend. The character arcs either don’t exist or are...

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REVIEW: Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (2023)

After getting off to a promising start, Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (henceforth just Rebel Moon) squanders its potential by devolving into a tedious sequence of character introductions for people who never actually become characters, bloodless action scenes that remove all suspense by ...

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REVIEW: The Iron Claw (2023)

The Iron Claw tells the true story of the Von Erichs, one of the greatest wrestling families of all time. This film is the latest from A24 and writer/director Sean Durkin, and while I don’t follow sports, the cast drew my attention. I actually saw this movie on Christmas Day, which I wouldn’t ne...

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REVIEW: Wonka (2023)

Wonka is a rebootquel of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and, to a lesser extent, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I like the Gene Wilder-led classic well enough, but I don’t think I ever watched the Tim Burton movie all the way through. When Wonka was announced, I was frankly an...

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REVIEW: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2023)

I don’t have much of a history with The Hunger Games franchise. I saw all four movies in theaters, but it was for my sister, who read all the books and loved Katniss. But I never read them myself, and I don’t regularly re-watch the films or anything like that. When a prequel film was an...

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REVIEW: Godzilla Minus One (2023)

Godzilla Minus One feels like the little movie that could, taking America by storm the way Godzilla takes Tokyo. It seems like a legitimate crowd-pleaser, with movie fans praising it and buying enough tickets to secure it a wider release this week. And it’s a pretty good movie to boot, with some ...

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