Okja: Bold, Bizarre, Brilliant

Those as deeply invested in Netflix as me (namely, other recent graduates struggling to adapt to the real world) will have also noticed a recent surge in the number and quality of original films and TV shows released by the company. Working together with a mix of highly-esteemed directors, Netflix has raised the stakes and…

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The Dark Tapes

Michael McQuown’s collection of eldritch tales may fall a little flat due to its lack of decent special effects and a strange stylistic flow, but the ingenuity in its storytelling suggests that fans of the horror genre may have a new rising star to back.

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Kong: Mediocre Island

Despite showing hints of intelligence and nuance at times, the poorly-written characters and glaring lack of originality on Kong: Skull Island dooms it to being nothing more than another average monster movie to add to Hollywood’s already-overcrowded collection of skyscraper-sized disappointments.

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Donald Cried

Two childhood friends: a well-to-do banker and a fully-grown man-child meet again after twenty years of absence. They could not seem more different. Polar opposites: rational and irrational, cold and overtly friendly, adult and child. As Donald Cried progresses, their similarities are revealed in a way that seeks to show how layered the two characters…

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The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie follows in the steps of its BAFTA-winning predecessor (also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar), which was aptly named “The LEGO Movie”, and more than holds its own. Once again using an animation style deliberately meant to look like stop motion with real LEGO bricks, the film quickly pulls…

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