2023 Mid-Year Film Ranking

Below is my current mid-year ranking of all the new 2023 releases I’ve seen so far, with some quick thoughts on each film. As of right now, these are my current ratings and ranking for each but they are subject to change by the end of the year when heavy hitters such as Oppenheimer, Dune:…

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The Panic in Needle Park (1971) – Addiction’s Inescapable Cycle

The Panic In Needle Park was an innovative film that features a powerful performance from early Al Pacino during his prime “Godfather” era. Young Al Pacino and his older self almost feel like two vastly different actors, each with a unique, evolving style, so it’s always nice to see more of his younger work that…

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Full Metal Jacket (1987) – Reflecting War’s Reality

Full Metal Jacket is an absolutely incredible film, helmed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick is known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to create thought-provoking narratives and this film followed suit. But this felt even more unique in the sense that it feels almost like two distinct movies in one, each…

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Her (2013) – Dystopian Love

Her (2013), directed by the inventive Spike Jonze, is a deeply engaging movie that manages to captivate you with its vividly stunning cinematography. What strikes you about this film right from the start is the way it’s remarkably shot. Visually, it’s a breathtaking delight with every scene meticulously framed, creating a mesmerizing display of colors…

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Taxi Driver (1976) – Descension Into Madness

Martin Scorsese­’s Taxi Driver was a remarkable portrayal of 70’s Ne­w York, capturing its unfiltered and vivid esse­nce. Without holding back, Scorsese­ unveils the raw and gritty side of the­ city, delivering a powerful ye­t challenging experie­nce for viewers. Robert De­ Niro delivers an unforgettable­ performance as Travis Bickle, a trouble­d taxi driver. De­ Niro…

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The Hunt (2012) – Innocence in Agony

The Hunt or Jagten, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, is a foreign film that masterfully defies predictability, weaving a narrative that veers off the typical narrative path and plunges into an emotionally charged story of innocence and persecution. It’s through this sense of unpredictability that the story finds its core strength, becoming an incredibly compelling examination…

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Rix Road – ‘Andor’ Episode 12 Review

Warning: This article may contain spoilers from Andor Episode 12 After ten weeks, Andor concluded its first season today with “Rix Road.” The episode, which picks up immediately after its predecessor, focuses primarily on the funeral of Maarva Andor (Fiona Shaw), and converges nearly all of our central characters on Ferrix, culminating in a long-awaited revolution against…

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Nobody’s Listening! – ‘Andor’ Episode 9 Review

Warning: This article may contain spoilers from Andor Episode 9 There’s a prison break looming. Andor returned this week following last week’s episode, “Narkina 5”, which introduced us to Cassian’s (Diego Luna) prison of the same name. Here we were introduced to how Imperial incarceration operates. Thanks to StarWars.com, we know that Cassian has spent over thirty…

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Aldhani – ‘Andor’ Episode 4 Review

After a stellar premiere of its first three episodes, Andor returned this week for its fourth episode. Episode 4 picks up off the heels of Cassian (Diego Luna) and Luthen’s (Stellan Skarsgård) escape from the planet Ferrix. With the Corpos still on the hunt, Cassian gets his first taste of the path that Luthen is…

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‘Andor’ – A Refreshing Approach to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Nearly four years since its announcement, Lucasfilm’s newest live-action series, Andor, premieres tomorrow on Disney+. This debut comes off the heels of Lucasfilm and parent company Disney removing director Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron from its upcoming release calendar. This removal aligns with reports that Lucasfilm is concentrating further releases towards streaming as opposed to theatrical,…

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Is Streaming Now the Death Knell for Cable and Satellite?

Streaming is fantastic. Everyone is doing it. But, at what cost? It looks like your local TV and cable companies are about dead. Congrats!

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Are Toxic Fans Trying to Whitewash Captain America?

Who is Captain America? Well, if you ask THR and some idiot fans, it’s still Steve Rogers. Yeah, no. Now shut up.

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What Will it Take for WBD to Regain Our Trust?

Once the Warner Bros. Discovery merger was announced, we had a little hope for what WBD could do for DCEU. But can we trust them?

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