‘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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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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Austin Butler Shines as Elvis | Farooqi Bros Review

Welcome to Cinema Debate’s #BuiltDifferent stream. Every Sunday, join The Farooqi Bros as they discuss the biggest topics of the week, fun behind the scenes insights, and more. Today’s topics: -Elvis Review | Is Austin Butler the Frontrunner for Best Actor? | Farooqi Bros Review Other topics:-Where can Obi-Wan Kenobi go in Season 2?-The Merits…

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A Hero Reborn – ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Part VI Review

Warning: This article will contain spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi Part VI 17 years ago, fans across the globe thought that they witnessed the end of Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of beloved hero Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, just five weeks after its premiere, his triumphant return to the character in his own limited series has ended just the same. And…

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The Apprentice’s Revenge – ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Part V Review

Warning: This article will contain spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi Part V Following a daring rescue from Fortress Inquisitorius last week, Obi-Wan Kenobi returned today with its penultimate episode. While last week’s episode was the lowest rated of the series so far, this week the series took a much needed turn in the right direction, delivering what I…

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A Jedi Rises – ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Part IV Review

Warning: This article will contain spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV After a climatic mid-season battle between two Star Wars legends shocked audiences worldwide last week, Obi-Wan Kenobi returned today after the longest hiatus the series has seen so far. To the surprise of many, Part IV was not the slow burn that was anticipated, but rather…

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The Dark Lord Reigns – ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Part III Review

Warning: This article will contain spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi Part III Following a climactic two-part premiere late last week, Obi-Wan Kenobi returned after a half-week hiatus for an action packed Part III. Upon the discovery that his former friend-turned-foe Anakin Skywalker is alive after ten years, Obi-Wan must turn to new allies in order to protect Leia.…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – Review

Sizably better than its predecessor, and coupled with a better script and stronger performances, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is a great addition to the Wizarding World.  Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore is the third sequel in the Fantastic beasts pentalogy. Directed by long-time Harry Potter alum, David Yates, the Fantastic Beasts series follows…

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Video Game Adaptations, Take Notes – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a Blast

With so many references to the original video games, great character moments, and clever jokes for adults to enjoy, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the adaptation that has saved me from video game movie hell.

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Night’s End — Review

Horror is undergoing a modern renaissance. You know it. We know it. We’ve had new classics released as recently as this month. The return of horror to the mainstream has invited many exciting names to the forefront of the genre. Anyone who’s seen 2021’s V/H/S/94 knows that one of those names is Jennifer Reeder, director…

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Oscars 2022 – Review Roundup | CODA | KING RICHARD | THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH 

In roundtable format, we review the biggest films of 2021 ahead of 2022’s Oscars. We review: BELFASTCODADON’T LOOK UPDRIVE MY CARDUNEKING RICHARDLICORICE PIZZANIGHTMARE ALLEYTHE POWER OF THE DOGWEST SIDE STORYTHE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Audio Link: Related – Sheraz Farooqi’s Official Critics Choice Association Ballot: As Cinema Debate’s lead film critic, I am also part of…

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SXSW Review | Ti West’s X is a Horror Gift that Keeps Giving

In 105 minutes, X manages to soar beyond its script limitations to a part comedy, part horror flick that never taps into unfamiliar territory. Yet West’s creative spotlight on porn surpasses expectations.

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In the Name of Honor – ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 7 Review

Warning: This review will contain spoilers from The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 7 “This is my city. These are my people. I will not abandon them.” After seven weeks, The Book of Boba Fett has come to a close. Despite its rocky start, the series had really picked up steam over its last couple…

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Ranking the Midnight Section of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is a prestigious program of the Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Committed to the growth and nurturing of independent artists, the annual film festival is a showcase for premieres of bold, innovative, and inspiring work that amplifies voices on an international scale. Each year, I…

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