The Gathering Storm – ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 4 Review

“You can only get so far without a tribe.” Star Wars is often a franchise that relies on show, not tell. While every now and again the saga will throw a thorough explanation your way, a galaxy far, far away often drops information on their audience out of nowhere, waiting for someone to pick up…

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The Streets of Mos Espa – ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 3 Review

“These were just a first wave. They’re going to war.” “Then we will be ready.” Since its beginnings in 2019, Star Wars live-action television can best be described in waves. Week-to-week, it is often unclear what fans and critics will be watching, especially when there is such a large shroud of secrecy surrounding each episode.…

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The Tribes of Tatooine – ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 2 Review

“Who is this who enters unannounced?” “You know damn well who.” Following a week of controversial discussion, The Book of Boba Fett returned today with its second episode. Fans and critics alike found themselves divided on the premiere of The Mandalorian spin-off show, once again colliding on social platforms to discuss and nitpick every frame…

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Exclusive – Interview with Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man

The Farooqi Brothers sit down with Andrew Garfield to discuss his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Tick, Tick… Boom!

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Stranger in a Strange Land – ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 1 Review

“Jabba ruled with fear. I intend to rule with respect.” Star Wars has always been known for its galaxy of infamous character designs. None may be more iconic than that of the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Debuting in the 1978 holiday special, the character went on to achieve incredible fan recognition in his appearances in…

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The Matrix Resurrections – Review

The Matrix Resurrections is a strong, meta-driven return to the iconic franchise. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss effortlessly return their roles while Lana Wachowski brings a bold artistic vision. The fourth film in the Matrix franchise, The Matrix Resurrections brings back many familiar faces. Reeves and Moss are back as Neo and Trinity, while Yahya…

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Spider-Man: No Way Home – Review | The Best MCU Movie

Spider-Man: No Way Home effortlessly combines high-stakes, incredible action sequences, and a darker, emotional core to become the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The following review is spoiler-free. Spider-Man: No Way Home is third and final film of Marvel’s “Home” trilogy, directly following the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home and continuing the…

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Our Film Ballot for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association unveiled their nominations for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards. You can find the final nominations here: As Cinema Debate’s lead film critic, I am also part of the Critics Choice Association and participating in the ballot for this year’s nominees. Sheraz Farooqi’s NOMINATING BALLOT FOR THE 27th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS…

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The Next Chapter – Welcome to Cinema Debate

Effective December 12, 2021, ComicBook Debate will rebrand to Cinema Debate. In 2017, The Farooqi Bros launched ComicBook Debate. The core brand message was simple; well-written, well-argued, and personal pieces of writing on everything from the pop-culture world. On equal standing was providing an outlet for those who normally don’t get a shot in the…

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Eternals Review – A Mix of Chloé Zhao’s Imprint and MCU Tropes

Marvel’s Eternals boasts a keen directing eye—with beautiful shots throughout—but an inconsistent tone and one-dimensional themes prevent it from being among Marvel’s best. Chloé Zhao’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was an exciting announcement for both fans of Marvel and the director. After a Best Director Oscar win for Nomadland, the potential of a…

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DUNE – A Cinematic and Momentous Sci-Fi Epic

Denis Villeneuve delivers with a rich, dense, and layered adaption—executed with incredible performances throughout. With mythology and world-building on par with The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, Dune is cinematic and momentous. Considered among many circles as one of the hardest stories to adapt, Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic has been attempted in the past. None, however, come…

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No Time to Die – A Worthy Conclusion To Craig’s Bond Era

No Time to Die is cinematic in every sense of the word. With a brilliant final performance from Daniel Craig, incredible action sequences and an emotional core, No Time to Die is a worthy conclusion to the franchise. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Daniel Craig in final outing as James Bond, No Time to…

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