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The Russo brothers have found mainstream success after directing the box office-smashing hit, Avengers: Endgame. Their latest project comes to us in the form of Cherry, a crime drama starring Tom Holland as an unnamed Army veteran who becomes addicted to opioids and resorts to robbing banks to support his dangerous habit.

Cherry is quite a departure for the directorial team, as they are primarily known for their work in the action-packed blockbuster genre. …


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Sometimes, people make great movies. Other times, people ask themselves, “What would you get if you mixed Con Air with Five Nights at Freddy’s?” And then we get this.

From director Kevin Lewis comes Willy’s Wonderland, an action horror comedy about a man (Nicolas Cage) who is hired to clean the now-closed Willy’s Wonderland children’s attraction filled with animatronic mascots. However, as the night goes on, the animatronics come to life and attack the janitor, and he must fight his way through the night.

It can be difficult to review a movie as aggressively stupid as this. It’s even more…


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Michael Fimognari helms To All the Boys: Always and Forever, a romantic comedy that serves as the third and final installment of the To All the Boys film series. The film follows Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) as a high school senior couple who wonder if their lives are going down separate paths as they head to college.

This Netflix series has gained popularity over the years as an enjoyable series of rom-coms, and this trilogy capper matches the others in quality. …


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Sam Levinson writes and directs Malcolm & Marie, a romance drama about Malcolm (John David Washington), a filmmaker who arrives home from his movie premiere with his girlfriend, Marie (Zendaya). As the night unfolds, tensions run high as the two begin to argue over their lives and experiences.

After the pandemic delayed production on Levinson’s critically acclaimed Zendaya series, Euphoria, Levinson made the most out of very little. Malcolm & Marie takes place entirely in one house and features only two actors and a limited crew.

There is a lot about this film that is very admirable. Take away the…


On February 6, 2021, Life in a Day 2020 premiered for free on YouTube. The documentary consists entirely of crowdsourced footage sent in by people all over the world, filmed on one day: July 25, 2020.

I’m Jonathan Sim, and I got the opportunity to speak with the director of this film. Kevin Macdonald is an Oscar-winning director who has previously directed films such as One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland, and Whitney. He is a very successful director, and here is the transcript of our interview.

Jonathan: What inspired you to make a sequel to…


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I had an art project due on the night of my screener, but I decided to postpone my work on that to watch this film early. Looking back, I would have just worked on my art project.

From writer/director Mike Cahill comes Bliss, a science fiction film starring Owen Wilson as Greg Wittle, a recently divorced man who gets fired from his job. He is soon approached by a woman named Isabel (Salma Hayek), who convinces him that the world he is living in is a stimulation.

A common trend I’ve noticed in film reviews is how often critics (myself…


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Ten years after the original Life in a Day documentary, we are getting the sequel we never knew we needed. Kevin Macdonald directs Life in a Day 2020. This documentary is comprised entirely of crowdsourced footage sent by people all around the world, filmed on one day: July 25, 2020.

What’s great about a film like this is how there is no other movie like it. This is a beautifully simple movie that works not only due to its novelty but also in how it approaches its subject. …


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John Lee Hancock writes and directs The Little Things, a crime thriller about Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon (Denzel Washington), who teams up with Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek) to track down a serial killer. This is the latest film to premiere in theaters and HBO Max on the same day, and if you had to choose where to watch it, the answer would, unfortunately, be neither.

For a film categorized as a crime thriller, this is not a thrilling film at all. It lacks many of the qualities of a good crime thriller while barely having the qualities of any…


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You may know Frank Oz as the voice of some of your favorite characters, such as Yoda, Cookie Monster, and Miss Piggy. But the man is more than that; he is the director of this exceptional film.

To call Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself just another magic show would be an understatement; this live recording of Delgaudio’s off-Broadway performance combines the power of magic with the power of storytelling, exploring themes of identity and human nature.

I have two passions driving my life forward: my love of movies and my love of magic. I was a magician before I…


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You probably haven’t heard of this movie. It doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, it’s been excluded from most of the 2021 release calendars, and there has been very little marketing. However, this is a Hulu original film that premiered last week, and now that I have seen the film, I don’t know why.

Bennett Lasseter’s directorial debut is The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, a romantic drama starring Keean Johnson as Marcus, a teenager who must undergo brain surgery that would permanently remove his hearing. …

JONATHAN SIM

Film critic. Lover of Pixar, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings. For business inquiries: jonathansim6703@gmail.com

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