Category: Movie Reviews

The Suicide Squad: Why It Worked This Time

After the mixed reviews of director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (2016), some fan favorites, namely Harley Quinn, return in The Suicide Squad (2021). Sofia examines how director James Gunn’s new and improved version of this team of ragtag villains finally struck gold.

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DIFF Review: The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit is a captivating series with incredible settings, convincing characters, and a riveting plot, highlighted by Anya Taylor Joy’s stellar performance. 

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DIFF Review: The Mandalorian Season 2

The Mandalorian returns with an entertaining and emotional sophomore season that not only improves upon an already fantastic Season 1 but also takes the Star Wars franchise to a bright future. SPOILERS for The Mandalorian Season 2. 

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History, Religion, and Film: A Critical Analysis of La Vita é Bella (Life is Beautiful)

Jacob critically analyzes how religion and film intersect in the 1997 classic La Vita é Bella and explores how movies discuss topics related to religion and history, sometimes in problematic ways. 

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DIFF Review: The Boys Season 2

One of the most successful Amazon Prime Original series returns with an insanely entertaining yet socially relevant sophomore season. Warning: Spoilers for The Boys Season 2.

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Spike Jonze and Being John Malkovich

To celebrate Spike Jonze’s birthday today, let’s take a look back to his first feature film: Being John Malkovich (1999)

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DIFF Review: Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld is an enticing and gripping real-life murder mystery that seeks to uncover the truth on the chilling and mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld.

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DIFF Review: The Invisible Man

Universal’s The Invisible Man succeeds by being a good horror movie with an innovative story and strong characters. BY: Harry Wang

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DIFF Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

It may not be a must-see cinematic event, but Paramount’s run with the classic SEGA character delivers the escapist goods that the film’s target audience desires.  BY: Harry Wang

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DIFF Review: Birds of Prey

Margot Robbie is back in action as one of cinema’s most badass antiheroes.  BY: Harry Wang

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