MOONLIGHT Review (2016)

By Darin Skaggs   If there is any theme I could find in the movie year of 2016, it is that life is beautiful even when faced with tremendous tragedy. With movies like Manchester By the Sea, American Honey and Kubo and the Two Strings have characters that find themselves at the lowest of lows. […]

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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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Review: PETE’S DRAGON (2016)

By Darin Skaggs   In the slew of live action remakes by Disney which include the wonderful Cinderella and the underwhelming The Jungle Book comes probably their most random of the remakes, Pete’s Dragon. Unlike the previous remakes and upcoming films, I have not seen the original. So I went into this film with the […]

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Review: BLAIR WITCH (2016)

By Darin Skaggs   Dream team Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett who have directed and written, respectively,  previous films like You’re Next and The Guest, which are both spectacular in my book, have come out with a new film. That movie is Blair Witch a sequel to the 1999 found footage movie The Blair Witch […]

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