Review: LA LA LAND (2016)

By Darin Skaggs   When Damien Chazelle’s previous film, Whiplash came out I enjoyed it quite a bit. It had great acting, directorial choices and it looked wonderful, not to mention the amazing sound mixing and editing that I imagine was pure hell to perfect. I did wonder though if Chazelle was going to be […]

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Review: ROGUE ONE (2016)

It has taken me a bit of time to realize that a certain set of movies are more episodic like television instead of being its separate piece of art. Franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or The Fast and Furious series have recurring and sometimes returning characters much like a season of television would. Star […]

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Review: ARRIVAL (2016)

  Man, Denis Villeneuve and I just are not on the same wavelength. He has made movies that the majority of people absolutely love. In his 2013 movie Enemy, he made a trippy mystery film that begs you to figure out its hidden meanings and visual symbolism. In his 2014 film Prisoners, Villeneuve attempts to […]

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