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REVIEW: Adaptation of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ changes setting to enhance storytelling

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a science fantasy adventure film, directed by Ava DuVernay and based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Four years after the disappearance of her astrophysicist father, thirteen-year-old Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) meets three astral travelers, Mrs. Whatsit (played by Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. ...

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Seven Seconds’ holds strong premise, yet held back by weak writing

“Seven Seconds” is a Netflix original created by Veena Sud, creator of AMC’s “The Killing.” Loosely based on a real story, this crime drama follows the accidental death of a black teenager, Brenton Butler. When a white off-duty officer, Peter Jablonski (played by Beau Knapp), crashes into Brenton and his ...

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Review: Netflix’s ‘The End of the F***ing World’ showcases witty dialogue, characters

The End of the F***ing World is a Netflix original series  based on the graphic novel by Charles S. Forsman. It stars Alex Lawther as James, a self-diagnosed psychopath, and Jessica Barden as Alyssa, a rebellious teenage girl who tends to bottle up her emotions. Both teens impulsively begin a ...

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Review: Netflix anime suffers from lackluster writing, redeems itself through characters

Devilman Crybaby is a Netflix original series created by Masaaki Yuasa. The series centers on Akira Fudo, an empathetic and emotional track runner who is living with the family of his parents’ friends. His childhood friend, Ryo Asuka, returns to inform him of an influx of ancient demons bent on ...

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