Ladybird grows with the spectator as they grow with her.

Ladybird: A Movie That Grows With You

Ria Raniwala, Managing Editor January 24, 2022

In all of Earth’s 4.6 billion years, it’s pure serendipity that we happen to be alive to witness some of the planet’s best ages. Some are glad they exist at the same time as rapidly increasing technological...

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Snowden

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Oliver Stone’s 2016 movie Snowden is no Oliver Stone movie without the center of focus on a former U.S. government employee.  With Stone’s background in researching stories like the Richard Nixon...

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Citizenfour

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

You may never use technology after watching the 2014 real-life thriller, Citizenfour, which stands as one of the all time best documentaries to date.  Directed by video journalist, Laura Poitras, the...

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Snowden and Citizenfour stand as two of the best movies starring Edward Snowdens story.

Record, Observe, Report

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

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Ben Platt performs with the cast of Dear Evan Hansen onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

Words Fail: Dear Evan Hansen is a Missed Opportunity

Linda Petersen, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

I was so excited about "Dear Evan Hansen"... until I watched it. Based on the 2015 Tony-award-winning musical of the same name, "Dear Evan Hansen" chronicles the story of conflicted teenager, Evan Hansen,...

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Icarus, a documentary of interesting fates, is not one to skip over.

“Icarus” is not one to miss

Piper Chase, Guest Writer May 1, 2021

“They are all doping.”  Anti-doping scientist Don Catlin states the facts plain and simple. In a modern world dominated by professional sports, athletes often use dangerous anabolic steroids to...

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“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Not Great Success, But Still Very Nice

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Not Great Success, But Still Very Nice

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV October 30, 2020

★★★½ Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, simply put, is a more ordinary film than 2006’s Borat. That’s the best comparison of the two. Instead of focusing primarily on the hysterically spontaneous...

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The (Boring) Game Is Afoot In “Enola Holmes”

The (Boring) Game Is Afoot In “Enola Holmes”

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film and TV October 21, 2020

★★½ As far as late-night, not-really-paying-attention viewing goes, one could certainly do worse than Netflix’s Enola Holmes. It’s not really bad — producer/star Millie Bobby Brown is certainly...

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“Onward” Isn’t Pixar Wizardry, But It’s Still Pretty Good

“Onward” Isn’t Pixar Wizardry, But It’s Still Pretty Good

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV March 8, 2020

★★★☆☆ In keeping with Pixar’s recent run of good-not-great animated outings, Onward is a charming yet overly familiar family-friendly adventure. Quality-wise, it’s roughly equal to 2013’s...

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“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 28, 2020

★★☆☆☆ A film like The Call of the Wild is built around dogs. The canine star determines the success of this type of film and its appeal (or lack thereof), which explains why Call of the Wild...

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