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Are You Not Entertained?!

 

Let’s Not Be Gods

 

College Crisis

 

Think on Your Sins, America

 

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Unlucky Harms

 

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Don’t Watch Once

 

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The Surface is a frustratingly difficult film to discuss because it revolves around mysteries so plainly obvious that I’m not sure what I can and can’t tell you without ruining the, um…surprises? The story follows two strangers suddenly trapped together on a sinking boat in the middle of Lake Michigan. I never doubted their reasons for being on the boat, and didn’t realize I was even supposed to until they started...


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I don’t want to review Mad Max: Fury Road. I want to write love letters to it or draw it like one of those French girls. If I could find the right keystroke combination, this review would just be one long onomatopoetic recreation of the feral roar of approval bellowed from deep within my bosom as the credits rolled. They’ve called it a “game-changer,” a “masterpiece” and a “work of genius,” but none of those capture...


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Fact: It’s harder to make people laugh than cry. Fact: It’s harder to make someone laugh a second time than the first. Conclusion: Comedy sequels are the hardest sequels to make satisfying.

Pitch Perfect was a comedy ninja, stealthily stepping from shadows to chuck a throwing star of hilarity into the funny bone of unsuspecting viewers. But Pitch Perfect 2 is an encore performed before a ravenously loyal crowd...


Salgado Sodium Eyewater

You know those feel-good documentaries that make your heart swell as you discover some unknown artist, overlooked genius or divine but unrecognized human accomplishment? The Salt of the Earth is not one of those. For about 95 of its 110 minutes, directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado assail your soul with photographs of the absolute worst shit any human has ever seen. That’s not an overstatement or...


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The Surface

An unthrilling thriller that will be soon forgotten.

GRADE
D-

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Mad Max: Fury Road

It's basically "Smash the Patriarchy: The Movie" with really awesome cars.

GRADE
A+

Pitch Perfect 2

A bit too obsessed with repeating its predecessor, this sequel still hums a catchy tune.

GRADE
B

The Salt of the Earth

This documentary explores the life of Sebastião Salgado, a photographer whose work documents some of the worst things in human history.

GRADE
A-

Dior and I

This documentary explores the crazy cool science behind fashion.

GRADE
B-

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The gang returns to face a human-hating robotic James Spader.

GRADE
A-

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Ex Machina

A brilliant bit of science fiction that works like a tense stage play.

GRADE
A+

The Hunting Ground

A vastly important documentary on America's college sexual assault epidemic.

GRADE
A+

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