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Divergent – Movie Review

Divergent is bursting with potential but never seems to shine. It’s a film backed by an effectively nuanced lead performance by Shailene Woodley, along with a strong supporting cast that produces a sense of urgency about this post-apocalyptic world. The story centers around Tris (Shailene Woodley), a young girl who lives in a world divided by… Read more »

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That Awkward Moment – Movie Review

That Awkward Moment contains moments of hilarity and shines unlike most romantic comedies in recent memory due to its sexually unbridled protagonists. But its third act collapse and lack of tenacity to follow through with its originality makes the film fall into the trap that most romantic comedies face. The movie stars Zac Efron as Jason,… Read more »

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The Spectacular Now – Movie Review

Note: since I’ll possibly only have one review this week, I figured I’d repost this review for one of my favorites so far this year. I saw the film open the Phoenix Film Festival, and it opens August 2nd. I’ll post the review again around that time, but enjoy the beautiful poster they released for… Read more »

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The Spectacular Now has a focus on teenage life that doesn’t portray it one-dimensionally: you won’t find idealistic talks of life here or kids hating every waking moment of their lives. These are people on the verge of beginning their adulthood, trying to find their way in a world that hasn’t dealt them many distinct hardships,… Read more »

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21 and Over is ridiculous, narratively whacked, but above all incredibly funny and occasionally earnest, grounded in college emotion that I connected with instinctively. This is a raunchy and foul comedy in every sense of the word; I would elaborate on what makes it that way, but this film is based on surprise. It’s from… Read more »

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21 and Over is ridiculous, narratively whacked, but above all incredibly funny and occasionally earnest, grounded in college emotion that I connected with instinctively. This is a raunchy and foul comedy in every sense of the word; I would elaborate on what makes it that way, but this film is based on surprise. It’s from… Read more »