The Last Rider

The story of Greg LeMond, a retired American cyclist, is full of personal conflicts and difficulties that he faced while making his way back to success in 1989 Tour de France. It is about a former great racehorse “Slaying the Badger”,The Last Rider which aired on ESPN’s documentary series called “30 for 30”. “The Last …

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The Watchers

Shyamalan is almost a trademark for crazy, artistic thrillers. However, Ishana Night Shyamalan hopes to continue the legacy into the next generation and make a name for herself in similar genres. Her first feature film ever, “The Watchers,” is an epic tale that attempts through it argues between hyperbolic whimsy and tentative hideous terror without …

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Naked Acts

Maya S. Cade recently re-discovered Bridgett M. Davis’ 1996 film “Naked Acts,” presented by Julie Dash, Kino Lorber and Milestone Films which is an independent film that takes its audience through the independent filmmaking process and the life of a generational actress. It is triumphant, shocking and sucks its viewers into an intimate plot that …

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Black Barbie

When I think of Barbie, I think of a small white doll with blue eyes, yellow hair, pink mouth and that is all in pink. This first statement should prepare the audience for a comprehensive analysis on the most popular doll ever: Barbie. Since it hit the market in 1959, she has been seen as …

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Inside Out 2

Is it true that Pixar finally made an animated film that is of good quality? Well, it is a sequel. Yet, while “Turning Red” was moved to Disney+ and there was some mediocre “Lightyear” which was screened instead, the studio has taken too long for them to have a well-known animated adventure released domestically. Kelsey …

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Ghostlight

Ghostlight is a drama about hurt people that cure themselves with art. It’s sloppy, like life can be. I don’t know how else to describe this movie but as one that feels both longer and shorter than it should be at the same time. But, in American independent cinema today what it’s doing has a …

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Ultraman: Rising

Children are the main actors of “Ultraman: Rising,” but they do not function as the actual stars. It concerns absent parents, disjointed children and clichéd Pixar characters amongst other similar types. It is a film that is separate from another titled Shin Ultraman which was indeed a remake on 58 year old alien hero featured …

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Queendom

In Russia, Queendom Jenna Marvin is a twenty-one year old queer artist who fears no one. She makes fantastical clothes using found objects, make-up and tape in such eccentric amounts they defy belief; from them she often creates imaginary costumes of aliens that can be seen on the streets of Moscow as if they have …

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Suitable Flesh

If you know something about Stuart Gordon, film director and screenwriter, his theater work was your literal ‘out there.’ In no time after switching to film direction in 1985, Gordon started to generate a lot of interest with his oddball films. These were followed by a succession of audacious plays that sometimes sparked controversy – …

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