Jonah Desneux

Bill Nighy and Annette Bening give masterful performances in William Nicholson’s new divorce drama. The characters aren’t always likable, but the lead’s performances will keep you entertained throughout.

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Ben Affleck is at his best in years in ‘The Way Back.’ Bringing personal experience to a role where the character struggles with vices, Affleck excels and is charming in his unique way. The film is not without it’s flaws, but it works and the emotional impact is there.

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‘Escape from Pretoria’ is an exhilarating escape film with a powerful message. Radcliffe doesn’t shine in his role of real-life political activist Tim Jenkin, but the characters motives are so pure it’s hard not to get invested.

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Guy Ritchie’s newest film The Gentlemen is a movie so fast-paced and full of twist that if you’ll be utterly confused if you get up to go to the bathroom. The film has a great cast and fun moments, but some pretty serious flaws.

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Queen & Slim follows the story of a young couple on the run from the law after the murder of a police officer in an act of self defense. The film is powerful and will leave you with a plethora of conflicting emotions.

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a hilarious coming of age satire set in Nazi Germany. Director Taika Waititi takes jabs at fascist ideology and its corruption of youth.

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Dolemite Is My Name is a delightful comedy about Rudy Ray Moore and his creation of all things Dolemite. Eddie Murphy excels at playing Moore, a man who is willing to risk it all to make it big.

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Mary is a about a cursed boat that can’t stay afloat. The horror never hits like it’s intended and it’s obvious the stars don’t give this genre their all.

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Semper Fi follows the story of a group of friends who serve in the marine corps in 2005. The film is noble but unfortunately gets too convoluted in the second half.

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Director Issa Lopez’s dark fairy tale takes a look at the life of a group of young children trying to survive in Mexico city run by the cartel. Part fantasy, part drama, part realism, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ is a viewing experience that will stick with audiences long after the ending credits roll.

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Jennifer Kent successfully follows up ‘The Babadook’ with a historical revenge story. The mature subject of the film matter make the viewing not suitable for everyone. The performances however are the best of the summer and should be seen by anyone who isn’t shy to violence on film.

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‘Ready or Not’ takes you favorite childhood game and turns it into a nightmare. Samara Weaving excels at playing an unlucky bride who tries to survive her wedding night gone to hell. The film is silly yet scary enough to impress both comedy and horror fans alike.

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‘The Nightingale’ has hit theaters and sparked much discussion due to its graphic nature. I spoke with the film’s lead actress Aisling Franciosi to find out what it was like playing such an intense character and what she deems the importance of the film.

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‘Framing John DeLorean’ is a hybrid documentary that raises questions on John DeLorean’s life and cinema itself. The film isn’t perfect but the ambition of the project makes for a fascinating watch.

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‘The Fall of the American Empire’ is an original film with an important message. The bland characterizations and plot motives however prevent it from being the great film it could be.

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