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Jojo Rabbit

World War II has been done!  This is hardly a controversial claim when it comes to cinema;  everyone and their mother has already made a film about World War II—whether about how bad the war was or how heroic—and seemingly every possible angle has already been covered.  Filmmaker Taika Waititi, however, finds a way to stand out with Jojo Rabbit, a movie that refuses to be about the war at all, instead using his unique brand…

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What We Do in the Shadows

By: Addison Wylie Vampires and the mockumentary genre have both been exhausted thanks to current fads, and spoofing these horrific bloodsuckers has also been done before. Yet, What We Do in the Shadow is one of the funniest films of the year. How so? Filmmaker Taika Waititi and comedic actor Jemaine Clement use inventive intelligence to ingeniously breathe life into these seemingly overplayed areas. There are various forms of comedy, but it’s always helpful when…

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Going In and Coming Out: What We Do in the Shadows

By: Anthony King GOING IN: In this day in age, does the idea of more Vampires excite you?  Or, has their rise to immense popularity and over saturation begun to turn you away? Personally I love vampires.  I’ve read half an Anne Rice novel back in high school, so you can say I’m a pretty big fan of the subject.  Just because there’s one series of films that are laughably bad and cheesy doesn’t mean…