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Weekly Movie Guide: March 21, 2019

If there’s any way to describe this week’s new offerings, it’s intense. From Jordan Peele’s horror flick Us, the follow-up to his acclaimed Get Out, to a love story that defies physical limitations in Five Feet Apart, to the retelling of theharrowing 2008 Mumbai attacks in Hotel Mumbai, there’s something in theaters to keep everyone on edge and give them an unforgetable night of thrills.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Get Out’ win top honours at 2017 Gotham Awards

When Moonlight historically won the Best picture statuette at last year’s Academy Awards, it was celebrated for a number of reasons, one of which was being the first independent film to claim the coveted title. Moonlight’s win was predicted a few months prior when it won Best Feature at the 2016 Gotham Awards, the awards ceremony celebrating the best of

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ loses steam before reaching its destination

It’s the early 1930s. Following a life of heartbreak, loss, and love, a writer finds herself aboard the Orient Express headed from England towards Istanbul and later Baghdad. In a hotel room in the heart of Turkey, she pens a mystery-crime novel set aboard the famous train. Murder on the Orient Express would go on to see her already rising

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The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Where does one begin to talk about Darren Aronofsky’s most recent effort, Mother!? Much like the process of watching the film, that question sparks countless answers. A hybrid in style of one of his earliest efforts — Requiem for a Dream — and his most celebrated one – Black Swan – Mother!, in short, is a cinematic experience of a

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Lebanese-American filmmaker directs Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Five Foot Two’

Home from a long day at work, I decided to check Netflix (a party to which this critic is quite late), and I came across Lady Gaga’s newly-released documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. Hearing good things and being the casual fan of the Grammy and Golden Globe-winning singer and actress, I decided to give it a go. Minutes in, the

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