Category: Genre

Courage, Tenacity, and Mental Toughness Lift True Spirit

SummaryTrue Spirit is a sincere and heartfelt family film about the heroic solo sailing adventure…

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The tragedy and drama of life at sea in Adrift

The opening scenes of the movie Adrift (2018) are riveting and sobering. The lead character,…

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Family Theme Elevates Visually Stunning Avatar: The Way of the Water

Hot Take Avatar: The Way of the Water is a visually stunning cinematic achievement and…

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Spy drama All the Old Knives is an excellent entry to film noir

Hot Take Strong performances from Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton keep this film noir suspense…

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Lou is a solid, if inconsistent, action adventure

Lou, a Netflix Original action thriller, was clearly intended to be a vehicle for Allison…

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Why CODA‘s heart and mainstream coming-of-age story upended Hollywood

When CODA took the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards, more than…

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Multi-genre The Black Phone keeps momentum with suspense´┐╝

Summary: More suspense than horror, the Black Phone is a well-crafted coming of age story…

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Elvis movie centers on ambition, conflict of Interest

Baz Lurhmann‘s Elvis is well worth seeing in the theaters, but it’s worth remembering this…

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Jurassic World: Dominion Falters on Weak Plot

Jurassic World: Dominion, while destined to be one of the summer’s block busters, falters on…

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Top Gun: Maverick soars higher than original

I was set to go see Top Gun: Maverick even though I knew it could…

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