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David is a film aficionado from Colchester, Connecticut. He enjoys writing, reading, analyzing, and of course, watching movies. His favorite genres are westerns, crime dramas, horror, and sci-fis. He also enjoys binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.

BRAVEN: A Confident Action Debut

The story of Braven may sound all-too-familiar, yet its wintry setting, inventive action sequences, and a strong presence by Jason Momoa and supporting cast help

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THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX: Inventive Marketing Doesn't Help This Generic Space Thriller

The Cloverfield Paradox is helped along through a clever use of viral marketing, but it's not enough to save an otherwise generic and messy

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GROUNDHOG DAY: Revisiting The Timeless Classic On Its 25th Anniversary

It's been 25 years since Groundhog Day premiered, but its enduring quality lives on. Its humor, tender performances, sincerity, and feel-good ending are just

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DOWNSIZING: Grand Potential Is Lost Through Miniaturized Scope

Despite some wonderfully imaginative special effects, Downsizing falls short due to its unfocused nature, an underdeveloped love story, and some feeble attempts at social

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The Beginner's Guide: Alexander Payne, Director

Alexander Payne's films are diverse yet also share similar directorial trademarks, including the focus on middle-aged, neurotic protagonists, loss of a loved one, existential

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THE SHAPE OF WATER: A Wondrous Fantasy Romance That Falls Short Of Greatness

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro's 10th feature, is loaded with qualities to praise, including beautifully-lit cinematography, a haunting score, and exceptional performances,

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THE DISASTER ARTIST: Almost as Fun as THE ROOM Itself

The Disaster Artist is a painstakingly recreated and, above all, entertaining film about the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult classic The Room.

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Perfectly Passable Family-Friendly Fun

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a surprising treat, modernizing the original film while also creating a fun, lively action-adventure.

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WONDER: Uneven, Sappy Drivel

Wonder may have all the trappings of passable family-friendly fare, but it is jumbled, unfocused, and far too unbelievably sappy.

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: Brutal, Hilarious & Morally Complex

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a funny yet brutal film, presenting complex quandaries of grief, violence, and rage.

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