Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

[NOTE: This article was originally posted on Her Campus Emerson on October 4, 2016.]

Let me begin by saying that I love Hollywood’s new trend of making short, straightforward movies. You might be thinking, “What?! Making simple movies is not a new concept!” Are you sure? For many years, I have not seen a film shorter than two hours in length. A story should have a beginning, middle and end, yet filmmakers have been set on giving that beginning its own beginning, middle and end, and so on.

Hell or High Water proved that a good–no, excellent–film is possible in 102 minutes.

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Movie Review: ‘Sully’

[NOTE: This article was originally posted on Her Campus Emerson on September 17, 2016.]

I remember watching the news in January 2009. I remember seeing a pilot land a plane on the Hudson River. I remember the visuals of every single passenger standing on the wings and on life rafts trying to get off the plane. I remember Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger becoming my hero. I remember finding out, just a few months ago, that a new movie titled Sully would be released, chronicling the “Miracle on the Hudson”–as many called it–and the untold story behind the landing, and being as excited as I was when the news broke seven years ago.

Sully did not disappoint.

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Movie Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’