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Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Let me start by saying this: For the entirety of my adult life (which admittedly isn’t too long), I’ve had a passion for watching and talking about movies. And, 2018 is definitely the best year for movies that I have lived through. Just based on the great difficulty I experienced …

Photo courtesy of IMDB  “Creed II,” starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, tells the personal story of Creed and how overcoming trials is always possible with a strong support system by your side. After the success that “Creed” had at the box office, as well as amongst movie critics, a sequel was all but …

Photo courtesy of Netflix Story by Hank Brainard / Contributing Writer  Westerns have, for years, been trending toward authenticity; audiences are more aware now than ever of the frontier’s harsh realities and sweeping inequalities, which means the myth of the Great American Cowboy pulls less weight. Grit wins over. The films have become darker and dirtier, …

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer  The new “Fantastic Beasts” movie is set to rake in a crisp $65 million this weekend, and the massive number of cars outside the theater as I walked in seemed to support this estimate, considering about one car’s worth of people were …

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios  Ah, “Suspiria.” If there was ever a movie to indirectly and directly influence the horror genre in a defining fashion, it’s Dario Argento’s 1977 Giallo masterpiece. For those who don’t know, Giallo films are Italian horror movies that were popularized in the 1900s. These wondrous films were characterized by their …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer  Hello there, friends. During the month of October, I will be writing a film column every week that focuses on early horror and the beginnings and development of clichés, makeup and types of horror. We’re going to be covering movies from 1920 to 1958, …