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Land of Storms 8/10 You know what they say, first love can be deadly. Especially if it’s accompanied with confusion and retarded social norms! Land of Storms follows the story of Szabolcs, who quits football against his father’s will and returns to his country in Hungary to take charge of an inheritance from his grandfather. There, he meets Aron and they both explore their identities. Despite the overall romantic atmosphere that dominated… Read More

Love, Victor 8/10 Love, Victor, the TV spinoff of the highly acclaimed coming-of-age film Love, Simon debuted earlier this week on Hulu and it centers around Teenager Victor, who is on a journey of self-discovery during which he faces challenges at home, adjusts to a new city and a new high school and struggles with his sexual orientation. This is undoubtedly one of my favorite Tv shows of the year. Love, Victor… Read More

Infamous 7/10 This is it. This is the role that Bella Thorne had been waiting for pretty much her entire life. This is the movie that will, hopefully, define her acting career and give her the recognition she so desperately deserves. Infamous is a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde kind of film with some deeply impactful social and psychological themes. As I just mentioned, this film tackles numerous interesting and provocative themes such… Read More

Yara 7/10 Yara is a character-driven tale that narrates an epic summertime love story filled with both hope and heartache.  The movie centers around Yara whom lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day, Yara meets a young stranger as he will change her world infinitely. You see, there’s a certain magic in Yara’s narrative that keeps one literally interested… Read More

Artemis Fowl 4/10 Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance. With a budget of over 120 million dollars, Artemis Fowl was set to be one of Disney’s most successful releases of the year!! But, reality was, unfortunately, so much different than what… Read More

Crytsal 8.5/10 Camilio Azoury’s CRYSTAL is an artistically intricate short film filled with orgasmic sensuality and epic murder mysteries.Despite its very short runtime, CRYSTAL still managed to explore heavy themes and break some cinematic boundaries when it comes to the Lebanese short films industry and cinema in general.The cinematography and camera movements are visually appealing. When combined with the ever-so-suitable score, it created a deeply hypnotic ambiance that one cannot seem to… Read More

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why 9/10 Netflix’ 13 Reasons Why is back, for one last time, with a new set of overwhelming emotions, dangerous secrets and heartbreaking revelations. Season 4 of this highly controversial Netflix show revolves around Clay and his group friends, whom are preparing for graduation at Liberty High School, but before saying goodbye, they will have to keep a dangerous secret and face heartbreaking options that could affect their future forever…. Read More

Color out of Space

Color out of Space 7/10 Review After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.Color out of Space is a poetically disturbing cinematic experience filled with eye-popping visuals and deeply metaphoric performances.For you to better understand the importance of this movie, I will… Read More

End of the century Review 8.5/10 “If I could figure out a way to remain forever in transition, in the disconnected and unfamiliar, I could remain in a state of perpetual freedom.” You know this unfavorable feeling of dissatisfaction that always lingers deep down your soul? The very same feeling that you cannot seem to name or describe? End of the Century masterfully translated this nameless sentiment into a heart-wrenching motion picture… Read More

Une Photo, Un Hotel et Elle (8.5/10) “Every time you walk away, I pray twice you wouldn’t leave. But what’s the purpose of praying for a story with a heartbreaking fate? “And just like that, these seemingly insignificant words when placed together, translated a 15 minutes love affair filled with passion, lust and heartache.The beauty of “Une Photo, Un Hotel et Elle” is deeply rooted within the agonizing stares of the protagonists… Read More