THE CREATOR – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Gareth Edwards’ The Creator, is a mixed bag. It’s a visually stunning, intriguing tale with echoes of the Vietnam War and science-fiction classics such as 1982’s Blade Runner. Yet in crafting a world where artificial intelligence—and simulated people—have branched into every aspect of life, the film leaves little room for nuance. In a nutshell, most humans in The Creator are bad, and the good robots just want to live in peace.

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THE CREATOR – Review by Susan Granger

British filmmaker Gareth Edwards’ ambitious The Creator abounds with extraordinary visuals, utilizing the very best technology available today – which is why it’s a shame that he neglects to supply an intriguing plot to support his timely spectacle. It’s all about Hollywood’s current obsession with artificial intelligence, exploring AI’s utopian and dystopian possibilities.

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ETERNALS – Review by Karen Peterson

Myth, legend, and theology come together like they never have before in Marvel’s newest entry, Eternals. Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao brings her intimate, personal style of storytelling to cinema’s most sprawling universe, introducing new characters and new ideas to the familiar franchise. Despite the action and the visual effects, there’s little to remind us that this is a Marvel movie. it serves as a curious addition to the collection and an exciting peek into the future of the franchise. It is a future more reflective of the world we live in, with grander ideas and new types of storytelling.

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RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON – Review by Leslie Combemale

Raya and the Last Dragon is definitely a fun, exciting animated feature, with most entertainment found in the vocal interpretations and endlessly gorgeous visuals, that bring the film to a compelling level, and raise the plot, which, though it offers exciting action, a fresh perspective, and Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, ultimately fits the ‘Disney Magic’ formula‘ and business as usual.

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