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The Real History Behind The Gangs of New York

The real history behind the original gangs in New York is fascinating, especially considering the colorful characters in the film. This article will provide an overview of the characters, their origins, influences, and representation.

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"The Forgiven" (2022) Review: A Desert Drama Where the Mouth is Faster Than the Gun

A drama starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Caleb Landry Jones, and Christopher Abbott is enough to get anyone's attention. Sadly, The Forgiven is just a gossiping circle of boredom set in the desert where everyone can't wait to stab their friends in the back with insults.

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“Hustle” (2022) Movie Review: The Good and The Bad

"Hustle" (2022) is an entertaining basketball movie that sheds light on the sport's culture and the struggles that players face to participate.

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Review of Bishop T.D. Jakes' Movies Based on the Seven Deadly Sins

Bishop T.D. Jakes does more than preach and host large conferences. He also produces movies on Lifetime.

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"Business Proposal" (2022) K-Drama Review

A lot of people are excited about "Business Proposal," which is one of the most talked about Korean rom-coms on Netflix right now. They are played by Kim Se-Jeong as Shin Ha-Ri, and Ahn Hyo-Seop as Kang Tae-Moo, two strangers who get into trouble after a blind date goes wrong.

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“The Outfit” (2022) Review: The Good and The Bad

Leonard (Mark Rylance), an English tailor who manufactures suits on London's famed Savile Row, stars in "The Outfit." However, to save his life on one tragic night, he must outsmart a deadly crew of criminals.

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11 Movies Like "Joker" That Are Absolutely Brilliant

Are you looking for movies like "Joker"? You've come to the right place.

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"Fitzcarraldo" Film Review

Fitzcarraldo the legendary Herzog & Kinski cinema classic. The nefarious colonial exploration of the white artist.

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Revisiting "Rock Star" - Mark Wahlberg Goes Metal!

In 2001's "Rock Star," Mark Wahlberg plays Chris "Izzy" Cole, a yokel tribute band singer who gets to live out his dream of fronting his favorite heavy metal band.

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"The Fountain" - Love as an Antidote to Finality

The Fountain, a visual road trip through life, death, and everything in between. Often self-indulgent with symbolism and meaning, but hey, it's fiction. This article explains themes of the movie in regards to mortality, enlightenment, and how the story functions on three existential planes.

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“The Battery” Review – A Tale of Baseball & Survival

The Battery mostly focuses on two friends living in a zombie-infested world. Life as it is, surviving zombies and baseball.

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"Mainstream" (2021) Review: Eat the Art

From Gia Coppola, the comedy-drama film "Mainstream" stars Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, and Jason Schwartzman. The film addresses what we're willing to sacrifice to become famous on the internet. Is throwing everyone we know under the bus worth a few more likes or follows?

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"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Review

A review of Milos Foremans' Oscar-winning masterpiece.

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Fantaspoa 2021 - "Kontora" Review

As a black and white drama shrouded in mystery, Kontora takes the two and a half hour scenic route to the meaning behind a grandfather's diary, buried treasure, and a man who can only walk backwards. This film is a part of the Brazilian film festival known as Fantaspoa 2021.

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A Review of "Taxi Driver": The Peak of Scorsese in the 70s

“You talking to me, you talking to me? Are you talking to me?” My review of Taxi Driver.

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"Apocalypse Now": A Journey to the Violent Self

Reviewing one of my favorite (war) films of all time is difficult. It's a real journey within. Reserve 3-4 hours alone time, close the curtains and of you go into the Heart of Darkness.

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"Schindler’s List": Telling a Story Through Editing and Cinematography

How Steven Spielberg uses the two important elements of the film to tell an emotional story.

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"Born on the Fourth of July" Movie Review

A review of the second movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy: "Born on the Fourth of July," based on Ron Kovic's autobiography and starring Tom Cruise.

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"Platoon": Oliver Stone's Magnum Opus

"Platoon" is the first movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam Trilogy.

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Review: "Judas and the Black Messiah" (2021)

This is a non-spoiler review of "Judas and the Black Messiah" starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, and more!

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"Panda Bear It" (2020) Review: A Rapper Becomes an Endangered Species

"Panda Bear It" is a micro-budget indie film written and directed by Evan Kidd and starring Damien Elliot Bynum. The film is now available to stream on Amazon Prime (for free for Prime members!).

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Review: “The Dig” (2021)

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Dig” starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, and more!

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Review: “Pieces of a Woman” (2021)

This is a non-spoiler review of “Pieces of a Woman” starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, and more!

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"Hillbilly Elegy" Takes Some Wrong Turns

As both producer and director of Hillbilly Elegy, Howard deserves, as JD Vance's grandmother Mamaw might say, "a good talking to."

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On the Streets of the Bronx: 'A Bronx Tale' Soundtrack

'A Bronx Tale' is a masterpiece from the mind's of Jazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro. Music features heavily in the film, around both the characters and the world they live in. This article takes a closer listen to the use of music in arguably one of the greatest gangster films to date.

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"Big Night": Soundtrack and Silence

"Big Night" is a hidden gem masterpiece co-directed, co-produced, and co-written by household name Stanley Tucci. It's a beautifully quaint film that boasts an extraordinary soundtrack. Let's take a closer listen to how the soundtrack shapes this wonderful film.

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Movie Review: “The Impossible”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Impossible” starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, and more!

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"Sorcerer" (1977) - A Tense Battle Against Destiny

This article is a review of the movie "Sorcerer", which ultimately turned out to be a great but pessimistic ride.

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"American Beauty" Review

A review of the award-winning film, "American Beauty."

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'The Irishman' Deconstruction

Martin Scorsese's pricey $160 million epic crime-drama starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, and Harvey Keitel is among Netflix's most watched originals.

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Review: "Da 5 Bloods" (2020)

Even if Spike Lee’s fantastic new film Da 5 Bloods hadn’t debuted this week (on Netflix), it still would be one of the most powerful and resonant films of the year. Arriving as it does, however, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests and national unrest, helps it hit home that much more...

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Movie Review: "Denial"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Denial" starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, and more!

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"Eyes Wide Shut": An Essay on the Nature of Desire

This essay is meant to reveal some of the arguments for the depth and meaning of Kubrick's last film. I will talk about the use of music, color, and the underlying symbolism present in the form of dreams and desires. There will be spoilers ahead.

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Film Review: "The Conformist" (1970)

Bernardo Belucchi's filmography needs no introduction. This time we reflect on one of his most celebrated works, 1970's "The Conformist." A film that questions societal needs of fitting in coupled with oppression of thoughts in Mussolini's fascist Italy.

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"Stargirl" Movie Review

Grace VanderWaal shines in the titular role, but the same can’t be said for virtually everyone else in the film. Read my full review of "Stargirl" on Disney+.

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Whatever Happened to Susanna Kaysen? (The Subject and Author of "Girl, Interrupted")

Susanna Kaysen's memoir, "Girl, Interrupted", inspired the film by the same name starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. More importantly, it helped to foster open dialogues about mental illness, but whatever happened to Kaysen after the events of her book?

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"10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up" Movie Review

At a surprisingly brief 74 minutes, writer-director Galt Niederhoffer’s "10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up" feels like it ends just as it gets going. Read my full review of the film.

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Movie Review: "Little Women" by Greta Gerwig

The newest adaptation of one of the most beloved stories of all time. Here my thoughts on Greta Gerwig's "Little Women."

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Movie Review: "1917"

This is a non-spoiler review of "1917" starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, and more!

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"Little Women": Movie Review

Although Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel, Little Women, had been adapted for the screen six times, it has been adapted again in 2019. Let's see where this Little Women adaption stands amongst its predecessors.

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Movie Review - Little Women (2019)

A review of the 2019 film Little Women directed by Greta Gerwig, the latest adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel.

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Movie Review: “Marriage Story”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Marriage Story” starring Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, and more!

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'The Revenant' Film Review: When Men Began to Leave Their Mark

Here we review "The Revenant," a gritty but beautifully shot film.

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"First Reformed" - How to Make a Spiritual Film

In the DVD commentary, writer/director Paul Schrader gives a masterclass in the use of the 'transcendental-style' of filmmaking to make a contemplative film.

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Six Movies Like 'The Reader'

Are you looking for movies like The Reader? You've come to the right place.

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"Hustlers" Movie Review

Who knew Jennifer Lopez had an Oscar-caliber performance tucked away in there somewhere? Read on for my full review of "Hustlers," starring Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, and more.

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'At Eternity's Gate' Review: The Final Years of Vincent van Gogh

Actor Willem Dafoe brilliantly plays Vincent van Gogh in the 2018 film 'At Eternity's Gate.' Here is my review.

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"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) Review: Dance Dance Prostitution

Quentin Tarantino returns with a film about the 1960s, dancing, a washed up actor, dancing, a stuntman turned chauffeur, dancing, Charles Manson, dancing, hitchhiking, and some more dancing. It's long, it's wordy, and one of the highlights is Brad Pitt talking to a dog.

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Movie Review: “Burn Your Maps”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Burn Your Maps” starring Jacob Tremblay, Vera Farmiga, Marton Csokas, and more!

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30 Heartwarming Facts About "Forrest Gump"

In honor of its 25th anniversary, let's take a look at some heartwarming facts about "Forrest Gump," starring Tom Hanks.