Joseph Tomastik

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Ex Machina (Review): Crossing the Threshold of Humanity

By drenching its viewers in the dread of the singularity being crossed, Ex Machina leaves its mark as an outstanding piece of immaculate science fiction.

Pompo the Cinephile (Review): A Touching Tribute to Film

Pompo the Cinephile combines anime stylings with one of the year’s sharpest scripts to deliver an inspiring story that anyone who loves movies can appreciate.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Film Review

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is a good, old-school adaptation with a highly entertaining lead performance, even if it sags with its mechanical storytelling.

The Producers (1967) Review: Clever Ideas Save an Uneven Delivery

The Producers (1967) is an uneven debut for director Mel Brooks, but his entertaining story and several good jokes narrowly overcome the more overbearing humor.

Why The Dark Knight Rises Is Great

The Dark Knight Rises is looked down upon by many, but it’s a fantastic film and a very worthy conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Review): A Risky Bet for Newcomers

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has apparently pleased fans of its franchise, but the uninitiated should be cautious of its undercooked characters and scattered storytelling.

Vertigo (Review): Hitchcock’s Perfect Descent into Madness

Vertigo is a thrilling masterpiece that expertly plants every seed before unveiling its true twisted purpose, earning its place as a nearly-undisputed classic.

In The Earth (Review): An Absolute Assault on the Senses

Despite some mundane earlier scenes, In the Earth provides horror fans with a sensory onslaught that complements its themes of isolation and disorientation.

The Last Rite (Review): Just Another Possession Story

The Last Rite begins with slight promise, but it ultimately becomes a misfire of a possession story with nothing new or exciting up its sleeve.

Why the Oscars Are Taken Too Seriously

The coveted Oscars have a lot of problems that compromise their integrity, and it’s perhaps time that they stop being taken too seriously.