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Review – Back in Time

Joel Murphy reviews Back in Time, a new documentary looking at the enduring popularity of Back to the Future.

Review – Sicario

Joel Murphy reviews the tense, morally-ambiguous new action drama Sicario.

Review – The Martian

If you’ve seen the trailer for The Martian, then you’ve seen the moment in the film where astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) explains to the camera that, in order to have enough food to survive, “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” The

Review – Black Mass

Walking out of the theater, I had to remind myself that Black Mass is actually based on a true story. My brain had trouble accepting this fact because nothing about it felt authentic or original. Instead, it felt more like a lazy retread of much better Hollywood

Review – Mr. Holmes

From Guy Ritchie’s barroom brawling version to CBS’ Elementary and Steven Moffat’s Sherlock, the modern takes on the character, there have been many recent attempts to reimagine the character of Sherlock Holmes. Some of these reboots have been good, some have been bad, but they’ve never quite

Review – The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Teenage sexuality is an awkward, unavoidable minefield that encompasses so much more than the issue of virginity. While most teen dramas end at the decision to lose one’s virginity, The Diary of a Teenage Girl realizes that this is only the beginning. Set in the 1970s, The

Review – Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton is a good movie that could have been great. While I enjoyed the film, which is a biopic of the iconic rap group N.W.A., I also felt that it was overlong and overly ambitious. It follows founding group members Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.),

Review – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation shouldn’t work. It’s the fifth installment of an action franchised based on a cheesy 60s television show. The protagonist is 53 years old. And it is rehashing a lot of the concepts and ideas that you’ve seen in previous Mission: Impossible films,