“I Carry You With Me” Movie Review

I never took the time to consider my mother’s enormous sacrifice leaving her country, her family, and her life until I saw “I Carry You With Me,” a film that gave me an additional layer of perception.  “I Carry You With Me” (2020), follows Ivan’s (Armando Espitia) journey from growing up in Mexico to immigrating…

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“Godzilla vs. Kong” Movie Review

Originally set to release last year, Godzilla vs. Kong became one of the most anticipated releases of 2021. This film was made for the big screen. Like all blockbusters, it has epic fights, extraordinary visuals, and incredible sound.  I was lucky to have seen it in theaters, which is the preferred way to watch it.…

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“Wolfwalkers” Movie Review

“Wolfwalkers” has been accumulating momentum since screening in some festivals, many labeling it the best animated movie of 2020 while others claim it’s one of the best movies of the year.  In Ireland, an English hunter, Bill (Sean Bean), is ordered to get rid of the last group of wolves. His daughter, Robyn (Honor Kneafsey),…

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“Promising Young Woman” Movie Review

“Promising Young Woman” openly challenges society’s misogynistic and patriarchal mindset as it follows Cassandra (Carey Mulligan), a woman seeking revenge against those involved in her friend’s sexual assault. I’ve been reading and hearing an overwhelmingly positive reception about this film since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. Does it live up to the hype?…

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“Hillbilly Elegy” Movie Review

Directed by Ron Howard, “Hillbilly Elegy” stars Amy Adams and Glenn Close as the mother and grandmother of a Yale law student who returns to his rural hometown to attend to a family crisis. Adapted from the book of the same name by J.D. Vance, the film begins with a teenage J.D., played as an…

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“Ammonite” Movie Review

As early as its trailer, “Ammonite” unavoidably gave off vibes similar to 2019’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Both are period dramas with intense, secretive romances between women. Common threads in their stories, locations and time periods make it difficult for a viewer familiar with “Portrait” not to compare the two. In fact, there…

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“Half Brothers” Movie Review

An accomplished aviation executive in Mexico and the sibling he didn’t know he had recreate their father’s mysterious journey to the United States years ago in “Half Brothers,” an engaging road-trip film with strong performances and humor that even made me care about a goat. When we meet Renato (Luis Gerardo Méndez), he’s getting ready…

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