film review

Life & Arts

“Wonder” is an extraordinary film about an extraordinary boy

While Wonder may be directed towards children, the enlightening tone and plot makes it a movie all adults should see at least once...

Life & Arts

‘Justice League’ riddled with plot holes

The newest DC comics movie, “Justice League”, had good action sequences and fight scenes, but had a disappointing plot and lacked a reason...

CommentaryLife & Arts

‘Orient Express’ lacks closure

“Murder on the Orient Express” is a mystery movie based on the novel of the same name. While it was enjoyable and well-produced,...

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Life & Arts

‘Golden Circle’ falls flat with weak plot

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” contains intense, violent actions scenes, similar to what made the first so satisfying to watch. Unfortunately, with a predictable...

CommentaryLife & Arts

“Logan Lucky” could be summer classic

“Logan Lucky” is a feel-good, comedic story that never tries its hand at drama. Set in West Virginia, the movie follows the story...

CommentaryLife & Arts

Celestial film lacks plot

As the newest sci-fi flick to hit the big screens, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” can best be described as...

Editor's PicksLife & Arts

Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music

A car pulls up. The shot changes to that of an iPod. “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion begins its opening notes....

Life & Arts

Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints

As the latest in the recent line of Pixar sequels, “Cars 3” is a mediocre offering from a film studio known for high...

Life & Arts

‘Wonder Woman’ first glimpse into possible greatness of the DCEU

“Wonder Woman,” the first female-led movie to be released during the current renaissance of superhero movies, produced higher success with critics than the...


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