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  • Romantic comedies are always looking to reinvent themselves, and Rachel Israel's debut feature Keep the Change arrives as a fresh iteration that still calls back to the genre's Nora Ephron-wave classics. The story follows the familiar arc...

  • Kay Cannon's Blockers proves that a 2018 sex comedy can still be shocking and hilarious while checking off all the woke boxes. It smartly confronts the gendered double standards that have littered the genre for generations, as well as...

  • 3 months ago | Film Reviews

    Here’s the Marvel movie even non-Marvel fans are prepared to root for, the rare black superhero film, one boasting not only an almost-all black cast but helmed by a black director as well

  • It's a great relief to confirm that Black Panther is genuinely worth rooting for, a clear standout on the Marvel movie roster. It's only Ryan Coogler's third feature, but it's executed with the confidence of a far more experienced...

  • It's become exhausting to evaluate the worth of films based on their timeliness or how they offer an escape from reality. So you may be wary walking into The Other Side of Hope, with its title reminiscent of a self-help book and its...

  • Borrowing David Fincher's viridian hues, director Tarik Saleh (Swedish, but of Egyptian descent) has created a smoky film noir based on true and recent events. The happenings of The Nile Hilton Incident lead up to the Egyptian revolution...


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