The Death of Video Stores: A World of Magic Lost to Convenience

The Death of Video Stores A World of Magic Lost to Convenience

This article was originally published on Medium.com

It’s a Friday afternoon, the school bell rings and you are released to the weekend. You run outside, your dad picks you up, and he tells you that you are getting takeout for dinner. The day can’t get better, but it does. After picking up food, your dad takes you to the video store. You get to pick any movie you want. The world is your oyster and you couldn’t be happier.

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‘In a Violent Nature’ Review: A Tedious Experience

In a Violent Nature Review

An art form often filled with cliches and typical storytelling, it’s always refreshing to see a film that offers a new perspective in the world of cinema (even if the results are lacklustre). Written and directed by Chris Nash, In a Violent Nature is a slasher film told from the villain’s point of view. As inventive as the concept is, this movie ends up being a tedious experience with some wonderfully gory kills in between.

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‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ Review: A Jaw-Dropping Trip to the Wasteland

Furiosa Review

Birthed in 1979 with the inaugural picture, the Mad Max franchise has grown to become a cinematic achievement adored by many. Following the groundbreaking release of Mad Max: Fury Road, the series has returned once more with a prequel story on an epic scale. Directed by George Miller, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is another jaw-dropping trip to the wasteland. Some technical faults aside, this brilliant film delivers exceptional worldbuilding, wonderful character development and unforgettable action sequences.

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‘Arcadian’ Review: Predictable Without Being Forgettable

Arcadian Review

With releases like A Quite Place and Bird Box, post-apocalyptic science fiction has been explored quite a bit in recent years. Although, as is the case with any genre, there is always room for well-told cinematic stories, no matter how common they appear on the surface. Directed by Ben Brewer, Arcadian delivers what you would expect from a picture of this nature, with a few welcome surprises along the way.

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