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“Thoroughbreds” is a taut, well-structured thriller from first-time director Cory Finley. A former playwright, Finley proves his directorial chops by giving his stage-friendly script a riveting screen adaptation full of tense relationships, deliberate pacing and …

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“Red Sparrow,” the new film from director Francis Lawrence (“Hunger Games,” “Water for Elephants”), fails to add any sparkle to the spy genre, instead offering an unnecessarily gruesome and stereotypical journey through the perilous world …

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The latest film from science fiction visionary Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”) is an eerie, mind-bending trip into a gorgeous environment littered with metaphors and symbolism. Simultaneously a philosophical piece of science fiction and pulse-pounding horror …

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“Every Day,” a new film based on the acclaimed young adult novel by David Levithan, places an interesting twist on the cliche high school love story by interweaving romance with the supernatural.

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More than 10 years after his last full-length movie, “Gettin’ Grown” (2004), Loyola film professor Aaron Greer released his second feature film, “Service to Man,” Feb. 20. His latest film tackles race relations with a …

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The new and highly anticipated film “Black Panther” has outperformed expectations and without a doubt, made a mark in cinematic history. The PHOENIX attended a pre-screening of the film and with its official release in …

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The “Fifty Shades” franchise isn’t known for being a cinematic masterpiece, and it’s safe to say the third and final installment of the trilogy isn’t any different. “Fifty Shades Freed” doesn’t redeem the first two …

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Movies can be appreciated on different levels. On the surface, there’s a superficial enjoyment — the positive, negative or mixed feelings a film leaves with its audience. On a deeper level, there are questions a …