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Outside your programming

February 23, 2021 Nick Olszyk 2

Distribution Service: Netflix MPAA Rating: R USCCB Rating: NR Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 reels Disclaimer: The following review contains spoilers. Outside the Wire tries to be many things: a gritty commentary on the […]

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The Soul of brilliant animation

January 6, 2021 Nick Olszyk 3

MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: A-III Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In the 2000s, every Pixar movie was a masterpiece. That magic waned, but Soul is a return to former greatness, the best […]

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My Top Ten Movies and Shows of 2020

January 3, 2021 Nick Olszyk 7

Despite the government’s best efforts and the guilds’ shameful neglect, 2020 produced some truly stellar visual storytelling. Streaming services, which were already gaining steam, became an essential window to the outside world for those imprisoned […]

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Eden in the Eighties

December 31, 2020 Nick Olszyk 5

MPAA Rating: PG-13 USCCB Rating: Not rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 reels (Disclaimer: The following review contains spoilers!) Whenever discussing neo-paganism in my World Religions course, I […]

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Horror begets horror

November 24, 2020 Nick Olszyk 4

Netflix, 2020 MPAA Rating: TV-14 USCCB Rating: NR Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 reels (Disclaimer: The following review contains spoilers.) There is no greater trauma in this world than the death of a child. […]

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Project Popcorn

September 27, 2020 Nick Olszyk 3

Reel Rating: 2 out of 5 reels         Over the past few years Netflix has been vigorously pursuing the genre of hard sci-fi/fantasy with movies including Bright and Birdbox. Now comes Project Power, […]