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Joseph Tomastik

I’m very much a late bloomer when it comes to my love of cinema. I took a career path about as far removed from it as you can think, but over the years I realized just how much film could affect me, and how exciting it was to explore and analyze it to the extent I do now. I’ve been writing reviews and discussion pieces since 2018, and now hope to take this relatively new path even further. My favorite genre is easily science fiction, as it opens the door to so many possibilities while still trying to ground itself to varying degrees depending on the story.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Review

With a charismatic cast, sharp humor, and detailed production, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves delivers a worthwhile adventure anyone can enjoy.

Champions (Review): A Derivative Foul of a Sports Movie

Champions is as derivative and stale a sports movie as you can get, resulting in a foul end product that even strong lead performances can’t save.

The Last Airbender is Not Terrible. Here’s Why.

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender has been derided as one of the worst films of all time. But while it’s certainly bad, here’s why it’s not terrible.

Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey: Movie Review

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey does nothing with its great concept, resulting in a brutal but painfully shallow slasher that only select viewers will enjoy.

Split (Review): Shyamalan’s Return to Form

Whether you view it as its own thriller or the secret sequel it is, Split excels and stands proudly as M. Night Shyamalan’s full return to form.

The Before Trilogy: Through Sunrise, Sunset and Midnight

Richard Linklater’s trilogy of Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight tells heartfelt, surprising tale of the joys and pains of modern love.

Noise (Ruido) Film Review: Speaking Out Against Violence

Noise (Ruido) looks at crime and violence from the perspective of its victims’ loved ones, before urging everyone to speak against the corruption that lets it happen.

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A #@%! (2023): Film Review

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #@%! isn’t remarkably made as a documentary, but its message about what really matters in life is far too invaluable to pass up.

The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix) Review: More Poe Mystery Films, Please!

The Pale Blue Eye features a top-notch performance from Harry Melling as Edgar Allan Poe, in service of a beautiful, subversive, melancholy mystery film.

10 Overlooked and Underrated Films of 2022

2022 has come and gone, and it’s left many overlooked and underrated films in its wake. From Vengeance to Halloween Ends, let’s go through 10 of them!