Film Review: Free Solo

The cinematography alone is reason for an unacquainted viewer to see the 2018 climbing documentary Free Solo. The film documents thirty-three-year-old American climber Alex Honnold’s pilgrimage to climb El Capitan: the 3,000-foot vertical sheer granite... Read More

Film Review: 22 July

Seven years ago—on July 22, 2011—Anders Behring Brevik ignited a car bomb in front of a government building in Oslo, Norway. He then traveled to the island of Utøya, where Norway's Labor Party was hosting... Read More

Film Review: Reversing Roe

During the trials and tribulations of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination process, after which he was confirmed and sworn in as the newest justice despite multiple allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct dating back... Read More

Film Review: The Oath

The fictionalized America of Ike Barinholtz’s film The Oath could have been characterized as dystopian if it had premiered two years ago, but in 2018 the setting and story feel as if they could be... Read More

Film Review: First Reformed

How many sins can a person commit in the name of a righteous cause before the sins outweigh the cause? This is the central moral question of Paul Schrader’s new film, First Reformed. In secular terms,... Read More

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of ten years and eighteen movies of narrative build-up. The Marvel cinematic universe won’t end with part two of Infinity War, which comes out next year, but this... Read More

Film Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One suffers from the same flaws as the eponymous novel it's based on (written by Ernest Cline)—awful dialogue, lifeless characters, and the dubious assumption that trivia is culture. The Steven Spielberg film also... Read More

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