Thor: Love and Thunder Review – Too Goofy, Little Substance

Thor: Love and Thunder ultimately feels like two disjointed movies crammed into its brief two-hour run-time. Over-saturating an otherwise serious subtext with Marvel’s goofiest jokes and gags, the film never allows the poignant moments to truly land. Taika Waititi returns to the Thor franchise after soft-rebooting the character in Thor: Ragnarok. My review for the…

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Jujustu Kaisen 0 – Review

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 will satisfy fans new and old with breathtaking animation, strong voice acting, likable characters, and an engaging story. Even those with limited anime experience will enjoy the tightly woven plot and universal themes. JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 follows the story of Yuta Okkotsu, a high school student who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo…

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THE BATMAN Review – The Quintessential Bruce Wayne Story

The Batman is bold, brutal and one of the best superhero films of all time. In a superhero movie climate where cameos and roller-coaster action is the name of the game, The Batman answers back with cinema.

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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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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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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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Venom : Let There Be Carnage – Review | An Action-Packed But Uneven Sequel

Venom Let There Be Carnage is bombastic, funny, action-packed, silly, and at times, jarring— creating a fun, yet uneven, experience. A popcorn movie in every sense of the word. Directed by Andy Serkis, and starring Tom Hardy as the titular character, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a spectacle. Now when using the word spectacle, it’s meant in…

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The Suicide Squad – Review : Action-Packed. Distinctly Gunn.

The Suicide Squad boasts strong character beats and crisp writing. While there is an overindulgence in gore and violence, the film is engaging enough to keep fans happy. 2016’s Suicide Squad film was divisive and seemingly disavowed by most who’ve worked on it, including director David Ayer himself. Still, there is no denying the commercial…

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Space Jam: A New Legacy – Review

Space Jam: A New Legacy dials up the looney levels as LeBron James creates a new chapter for the iconic basketball film. Space: Jam: A New Legacy stars 4-time NBA Champion, Finals MVP, and regular season MVP, LeBron James. A pseudo followup/reboot of 1996’s Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan, this new film looks to put…

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Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train – Review

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train is a masterful continuation of the hit anime with breathtaking animation and layered characters. Directed by Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train follows the hopeful and heroic Tanjiro Kamado and his companions,  Zenitsu and Inosuke, as they do what the title says—slay demons. Tanjiro’s ultimate goal is…

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