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Jojo Rabbit: Unexpected Humanity

Set in Nazi Germany during late World War 2, Jojo Rabbit serves as a satirical criticism not just of Nazism, but of blind faith and obedience to an ideology in general.

By David Bonnen, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi’s new film, Jojo Rabbit, is a masterpiece. There is no better word to describe the near-perfect, seamless mesh of laugh-out-loud comedy, tear-jerking tragedy, and heartwarming family drama that is Jojo Rabbit. Set in Nazi Germany during late World War 2, Jojo Rabbit...

Ad Astra: A Man’s Descent Into Madness, Poorly Performed

Brad Pitt stars in the intergalatic cinematic journey Ad Astra

By David Bonnen, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Ad Astra is a new take on a timeless story. In the near future, a skilled astronaut (Brad Pitt) must embark on a mission to the farthest planet in our solar system, Neptune, to destroy a malfunctioning space station commanded by his famous father. (Tommy Lee Jones) The punctuated structure of the pl...

“It: Chapter 2”: Nostalgia For 90s Teens and Hope for Teens Today

By Alexandra Silva, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

  On August 26, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2017 “It” movie, based on the Stephen King novel, miniseries, and movies, was released. This movie brings back a lot of the spooky elements of the original frightening story of a shapeshifting demon, manifesting itself mainly in the for...

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