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First Night in the New House Review

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Here’s a quick review for some quick horror! You know that creepy feeling you get when you move to a completely new place for the first time? New people, new town, everything is alien. First Night capitalizes on that sense of unease, focusing on a family who, you’ll never guess, spends their first night in their new home. Although the picture only lasts for a quick five minutes, it is notably well directed and leaves you wanting more by the time the credits roll.  Continue reading First Night in the New House Review

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Mercy: The Story of the Artist Review

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A Bloody Good Time

What a lady killer. Or a killer lady. Or a … something. Either way, Mercy Noble is the coolest female horror protagonist to walk the screen since the first Scream came out. Kirsten Wight portrays your average run of the mill millennial killer to perfection with deadpan eyes that hint at something darker behind them. Her terrific performance, mixed with an impressively engaging story for a short makes Mercy one of the best Indie horror films this year. Continue reading Mercy: The Story of the Artist Review

Bridge of Spies Review

Bridge of Spies (2015)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan

Can’t Bridge the Plot Lines Gap

By Mason Manuel

When I heard the news that Spielberg would be teaming up with Tom Hanks to bring a new historical drama to the screen, I was all but frothing at the mouth in excitement. Saving Private Ryan is in my opinion the greatest war film ever made and the thought of being given a new one, this time focusing on the Cold War as opposed to WWII wad a dream bridgecome true. Perhaps because of this, I walked out of the theatre slightly disappointed. While my hype levels were certainly too high to be met, the worst thing is that Bridge of Spies has so much potential and never fully capitalizes on it. Continue reading Bridge of Spies Review

The Martian Review

The Martian (2015)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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A Heavenly Masterpiece

by Mason Manuel

Beautiful. Now that’s a word I never thought I would use to describe the lifeless surface of Mars to be sure, but Director Ridley Scott moved to prove me wrong in his latest film starring Matt Damon and Jessica ChastainScott’s ability in space has not been demonstrated so well since Alien, doing so much with so little, using quick multi-camera strategies along with vast establishing shots to show just how alone yet alive protagonist Mark Watney is. The film is a spectacle in terms of both presentation and performance, showing humanity at its finest and most desperate and captures the humanization of characters flawlessly. The Martian blasts away my expectations with stunning special effects and heartfelt character moments and is easily on of Ridley Scott’s defining masterpieces. Continue reading The Martian Review