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The Online Beacon

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Top 10 Films of 2023: A Critic’s Guide

Alex Miller, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

Honorable Mentions: Infinity Pool, War Pony, Anatomy of a Fall, Robot Dreams, American Fiction, Under the Light, Strange Way of Life, Beau is Afraid, A Better Tomorrow, Asteroid City, Bloodhound, Strange...

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The Weekly Movie Thing – Angel Heart (1987)

Alex Miller, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

"A movie made by white America that cast a black girl, gave her voodoo things to do and have sex". - Bill Cosby    Well, it's been over thirty-five years since the release of Angel Heart...

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The Weekly Movie Thing: Nobody Loves You and You Don’t Deserve to Exist (2022)

Alex Miller, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Produced by Jack Clarke and director Brett Gregory, Nobody Loves and You Don't Deserve to Exist (2022) stands as proof that the pioneering spirit of independent British cinema is very much alive and...

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“The Holiday”: An Honest Review, Almost Two Decades Past the Release

Alex Miller, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

"It is a chick flick, I think it is a very satisfying movie for women, I think they should go, take your girlfriends, don't drag your boyfriend, I think he might be a little frustrated." - Aisha Taylor. “Nancy...

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Killers of the Flower Moon: An Artistic Review

Alex Miller, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

"Can you find the wolves in this picture?" These words, gravelly, dissonant, uttered with an almost childish timbre and curios naivete from an even more gravelly Leo (as Ernest Burkhart), hang in the...

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Do You Want to Play a Game?: A Review of Horror Film “Saw X”

Angelina Clark, Web Editor October 30, 2023

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!  “I want to play a game,” is one of the most recognizable phrases of 21st century horror, and a sign of complex, nearly-impossible-to-escape death traps and puppets on tricycles...

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