Review: The Mediocrity Continues–Let’s Talk Rogue One

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We are now a year removed from the release of The Force Awakens, and for those like myself who were unimpressed with Disney’s first at-bat, this was the company’s chance to redeem itself. Taking place right before the events of A New Hope, Rogue One would be free of Rey, Fin, and Kylo, so for someone like me who found the new cast unbearable, this was a blessing. However, this did not free me of my trepidation. After feeling so incredibly high leading up to the release of Episode VII only to be shot down, I was having a hard time feeling anything other than apathy leading up to the film’s release. Continue reading

Review: Moonlight Deserves the Spotlight

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If I’m being honest, it takes very little to sell me on a film. Usually a simple trailer will do, especially for smaller indie films such as this, which often results in me being asked, “Well, what’s it about?” I rarely know, but the fact is I want to find out, and that’s all that matters. In a world where massive blockbusters get released on a monthly basis, and bombastic trailers tell audiences the entire story before they watch the movie, sometimes I need a little mystery. Whether that’s The Edge of Seventeen, The Lobster, or in this case, Moonlight, going in blind is the only way. Continue reading