A Star is Born: Cooper and Gaga Truly are “Stars”

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut is undoubtedly one of 2018’s best films, earning 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. This beautifully captivating, yet devastatingly real and tragically authentic story follows the world-famous musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) and his relationship with Ally (Lady Gaga), a restaurant employee/nightclub performer who finally realizes her true dream of becoming a […]

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Roma: THIS is True Art

This film had moments that hit me DEEP in my soul. Essentially a love letter from Alfonso Cuarón to his childhood and upbringing in Mexico City, we are shown the tragic realities of family drama, unfaithful love, and societal corruption. Yet, just as prominently present are the positive themes of deep-rooted, honest love, determination, and […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Perhaps the Best Film in Every Universe

The geniuses behind marvelously wacky projects like The Lego Movie bring another memorable film to the table: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman are supported by screenwriter Phil Lord to deliver this tale that shows us the first mixed-race superhero in a film’s lead role, Miles Morales, the Spider-Man for a […]

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BlacKkKlansman: Eye-Opening and Challenging, with a Theme of Dark Hilarity

As expected from Spike Lee, this film is provocative, convicting, and incendiary. Loosely based on an outrageously improbable true story, BlacKkKlansman portrays social commentary on US race relations during the 1970s in the most inflammatory fashion possible. Strong performances from John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, and Topher Grace, among others, drove […]

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