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‘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


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“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,...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

Angel Ortega

April 14, 2018


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Though the film 'The Leisure Seeker' is an emotionally driven film, it does have flaws that almost lead it to its demise.The film “The Leisure Seeker,” John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) are a retired couple who are cared for by their children, Jane (Janel Moloney) ...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018


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Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

Angel Ortega

March 7, 2018


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Guillermo del Toro reinvents how monsters in movies are depicted with his signature filmmaking style and methods in his film, “The Shape of Water." There are many good qualities throughout the film with Sally Hawkins’ performance and the romantic narrative between the two main characters. However, ...

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Angel Ortega

February 23, 2018


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“Call Me by Your Name” is one of the best romances in recent years, earning it a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. Adapted from the novel of the same name by André Aciman, “Call Me by Your Name” tells the story of 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Ch...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018


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"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

Ulises Duenas

February 18, 2018


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"Black Panther" feels more like a spy movie than a superhero one, but it makes for one of the best movies in Marvel's cinematic universe. The fictional country of Wakanda is filled with political intrigue, ancient traditions and technology that is on the razor's edge. It's a setting that adds a new dimension...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Angel Ortega

February 5, 2018


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A favorite for this year’s Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is playing at The Pageant Theatre this week until Thursday, Feb. 8. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been regarded as one of the best films of 2017, with a hi...

Phantom Thread is one of the best romance movies of the year

Phantom Thread is one of the best romance movies of the year

Angel Ortega

January 27, 2018


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An Academy Award nominee that critics have been raving about, “Phantom Thread,” is playing at the Pageant Theatre this week.With its vibrant costume design and wonderful performances, “Phantom Thread” delivers one of the best romance films of the year.Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel D...

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Angel Ortega

January 22, 2018


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Gary Oldman delivers one of his best performances in Joe Wright’s "Darkest Hour." In Darkest Hour, Winston Churchill, portrayed by Oldman, is days away from becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the Labour Party requested the resignation of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for being ...

Don’t you wish you went on a “Girls Trip?”

Don’t you wish you went on a “Girls Trip?”

Niyat Teferi

August 24, 2017


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“Girls Trip” has taken the box office by storm. The heart-warming comedy entails the crazy getaway trip four gal pals go on to attend the annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The fierce ladies, better known as the “Flossy Posse,” encounter a wild weekend filled with booze, ho...

Arrival makes contact with mediocrity

Arrival makes contact with mediocrity

Matthew Manfredi

November 25, 2016


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Somewhere in a field in Montana, fog surrounds an anchored alien ship. A military encampment is settled off in the distance for surveillance and observation under the big sky. Amy Adams, playing a revered multi-linguist, finds herself attempting to talk and understand an extra terrestrial language. Sh...

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