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A Godlike Return: “Thor: Ragnarok” Review

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With the first two “Thor” films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe being some of the worst received by critics and fans, a much-needed revision was needed. Boasting a colorful ‘80s direction, a respected director in Taika Read the rest

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E23- November 2, 2017

This week on E23, Brooke Knappenberger talks with Sustain Mizzou president Megan Tyminski about sustainability and sustainable clothes. Caitlin Brenner dishes out the details on the new characters in “Stranger Things 2.” Resident movie critics Jonathon Potochnic and Bryce Cross … Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” Review

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“Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Creating a narrative that takes on themes of rape, murder and sexism and presenting these themes in a heavily stylized manner is Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “In the Radiant City” Review

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Correction: A previous version of this review incorrectly stated that “In the Radiant City” tried to emulate “Manchester by the Sea.” “In the Radiant City” was shot before the release of “Manchester by the Sea.”

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Citizen Jane: “In Case of Emergency” Review- A True Emergency

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“In Case of Emergency” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Movies like “Alien,” “Juno,” “Amélie,” “Fargo” and “Rosemary’s Baby” illustrate the power that females can bring to films, especially as the leading character. Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Lemon” Review- Misled Quirkiness

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“Lemon” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Quirkiness has often been a theme that has translated well to film. Earlier in his career, Johnny Depp found success working alongside Tim Burton with visually appealing, Read the rest

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Pretty Much What You Expected: “Geostorm” Review

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There is no shortage of poorly made disaster flicks flowing out of Hollywood’s capitalistic gates.

Whether the narrative consists of a terrorist group, aliens, sharks or nature reclaiming earth, the desire for these screenplay disasters never ceases Read the rest

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A Surprising Comeback: “The Meyerowitz Stories” Review

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Adam Sandler has fallen under considerable criticism as of late for his acting roles and the movies made by his studio, “Happy Madison Productions”. Some of his work has a following, and movies like “Billy Madison”, Read the rest

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Never Time For Retirement: “Blade Runner 2049” Review

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A cold, desolate night in the confines of an abandoned building awaits a studied detective. A created body struggles with the futility of understanding what being human means, how it differentiates one from another and what a Read the rest

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The Poetic Risk: “mother!” Review

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A young man finds himself toiling away at his job just like every other Friday. A slow Friday he finds himself in. He has an article to write, a movie review that is, but his job keeps Read the rest

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