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‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

November 5, 2019

With its standout performances and unique approach to cinematic horror, “The Lighthouse” is one of the best horror films of the decade. "The Lighthouse" is the newest film from director Robert Eggers, the mind behind 2016’s “The Witch.” “The Lighthouse” tells ...

‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining

‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining

Angel Ortega

September 10, 2019

Though it may not have been as captivating as the first film, “IT: Chapter Two” brings a lot to the table, both in visual aesthetics and in narrative. The film begins 27 years after the events of the first film. Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a.k.a IT, returns to Derry, Maine, where he begins hunting and devouring children. ...

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Angel Ortega

March 24, 2019

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018

Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2018

“A Quiet Place” had the potential to become a great horror film, but its flaws and shortcomings leave something to be desired. Though “A Quiet Place” is far from perfect, John Krasinski has established himself in mainstream cinema by displaying his talents as a writer, director,...

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