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The Good Liar (2019) Review

OF SECRETS, LIES, AND DECEPTIONS   Tales of duplicity, con-artist, and deception have been a commonplace staple within the variety of cinematic features. Throughout the years, these storytelling features (often considered slow-burner thrillers), often focus their attention of particular character, which shows one façade (believing the individual is one), but, as things progress, the truth comes out; unraveling a duality

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Anna (2019) Review

A VERY FAMILIAR (AND RECYCLED) FEMALE ASSASSIN THRILLER   Nowadays, spy movies are a dime of dozen; enticing viewers into a cinematic tale of a secretive covert world of spies, espionage, and political intrigue. Of course, the James Bond franchise instantly come to a person’s mind as the prime example, but there have been others, including the Mission Impossible franchise

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Review

A HOLLOW AND SUGAR-COATED ENDEAVOR   It is a well-known fact that Disney has taken up the mantle of translating its legendary / timeless animated feature films into live-action remakes. While this staging might have had a sort of rocky start (i.e. 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and 2014’s Maleficent), the “house of mouse” has mostly refined their cinematic tastes and

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Collateral Beauty Review

COLLATERAL TRAGEDY   Love, time, and death. To some, there are just words, but to others they are important to the understanding of the human emotional condition. Everyone is always looking for love (be it a lifelong relationship or some form of companion), everyone always wishes for more time in their lives (a reflection found as a person becomes older),

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Monsters University Review

GET READY TO ENROLL IN THIS PREQUEL-SEQUEL   A blast from the past from my old movie blog (my first movie review ever!) For the past several years Pixar has been going on the notion of sticking to what they know and to expand upon their previous movies rather than creating brand new ones. The result could be a mixed

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Eye in the Sky Review

NEVER TELL A SOLDIER THE COST OF WAR   How does one (in any of the military branches) handle a hostile condition concerning loss of life or the proper handling of an elevated mission? What is the best course of action? In layman’s terms, the “Rules of Engagement” (aka ROE) are a set of rules or coherent directives to military

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