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Review: <i>All In: The Fight for Democracy</i>
13 Sep, 2020
Review: All In: The Fight for Democracy

The right to vote has been a struggle for many citizens since the United States Constitution was first drafted. As former Congresswoman Stacey Abrams points out in All In: The Fight For Democracy, “If the power of the right to vote was truly made available to everyone in America, it would chan..Read More

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'The Speed Cubers' Review: The Spectrum Algorithm
28 Aug, 2020
'The Speed Cubers' Review: The Spectrum Algorithm

If you happen to be reading this, do yourself a favor: Stop reading this. Instead, go to Netflix and cue up The Speed Cubers, the streaming service’s new documentary. Don’t read plot synopses, recaps, analyses or first reactions. It’s only 40 minutes long, so carve out the sa..Read More

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'Tesla' Review: Modernizing the Brilliant Man
17 Aug, 2020
'Tesla' Review: Modernizing the Brilliant Man

To say that Tesla is an unconventional, comedic biopic would be an understatement. Writer-director Michael Almereyda introduces the enigmatic futurist to the audience with a humorous ice cream fight between Nikola Tesla, played by a brooding Ethan Hawke, and his nemesis Thomas Edison (Kyle..Read More

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Retro 'Chief Zabu' Hits a Timely Funny Bone
10 Aug, 2020
Retro 'Chief Zabu' Hits a Timely Funny Bone

Zack Norman and Neil Cohen wrote and directed a satire called Chief Zabu in 1986 – and its socio-political buffoonery is still relevant today. The plot follows an ambitious New York realtor named Ben Sydney (Allen Garfield), who dreams of political power and decides to accomplish this by taki..Read More

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Movie Review: Are We ‘Screened Out’?
22 May, 2020
Movie Review: Are We ‘Screened Out’?

As most of the globe has been on lockdown due to the current pandemic, some may be beginning to wonder if too much screen time is bad for us. In fact, many experts were already concerned about the effects of screen time on the developing adolescent brain long before we were all stuck in the house.&n..Read More

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Movie Review: '1917'
09 May, 2020
Movie Review: '1917'

The WWI action-drama 1917 is an unbelievable achievement from writer/director Sam Mendes. It’s a race against time that’s a visual phenomenon, imbued with a mastery of storytelling and a poetic score. By using one continuous shot for much of the film, with very minor edits, Mendes and O..Read More

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