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AuthorMandy Te

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March 6, 2016

★★★★ Director—Alejandro G. Iñárritu   Based on the nonfiction novel of the same name, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s adaptation is hard to pin down. Iñárritu brings together genres such as action, adventure, revenge, and history, creating a film that cohesively takes a slice out of almost everything. In doing so, it makes for an experience that […]

February 21, 2016

★★★★★ Directed by Tom McCarthy With a personal interest in journalism, I was immediately drawn to the poignant and well weighted trailer for Tom McCarthy’s film Spotlight. While there are many films whose trailers are a stream of click-bait, Spotlight does not fall into this pothole; and McCarthy’s full-length film is like its trailer—resolutely compelling […]