Review – Succession : Seasons 1 – 3 HBO Max Review

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Every family has its traditions. Join Logan, Henry and Armando as they recap and review seasons 1-3 of the acclaimed HBO show Succession. Man, those Roys are wild.

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“The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.”

Euphoria – Seasons 1 + 2 HBO Review

Logan and Armando review the first two seasons of the hit HBO high school series Euphoria, starring Zendaya in her Emmy-winning role.

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“A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence.”

Review – Rushmore (1998)

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by Armando Vanegas

If you’ve ever been a 10-year-old who felt they outgrew Disney or that you were more mature than most kids around you, then Rushmore is the perfect movie for you. I grew up watching it on Comedy Central for years and it was at a perfect time in my life when my parents were getting divorced and I was starting middle school. I didn’t really have many people to lean on so Wes Anderson’s distinctive style spoke to me for many reasons. I felt Rushmore was a good version of a ‘90s teen movie filtered through a very reserved but adult lens. It feels like a prototypical high school movie but its unusual tone sets it apart from other movies like it. A lot of this is what has kept me coming back to it over the years and shows why Wes Anderson is still the best to ever do it.

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Review – Licorice Pizza (2021)

Licorice Pizza (2021) - IMDb

by Armando Vanegas

It’s not a surprise that 2021 has been a trash ass year. It’s unanimously ties with 2020 as the worst years in human history. Seriously, has anyone said 1990 or 1979 was trash? No, because coronavirus didn’t exist then. So therefore, those are wrong answers. Licorice Pizza comes at a great time where we need an escape. This year hasn’t exactly been as exciting or as satisfying when it comes to movies personally because art is in a weird place right now and emotionally, a lot of movies didn’t hit as hard as I would’ve liked. Licorice Pizza, though, is one of the few movies that actually delivered for me this year. It worked for me precisely because it’s a movie that refuses to live in the now and instead recognizes the joys of being young when you didn’t have as many worries in the world in a time when things just felt less complicated. I’m not going to be all hyperbolic and say that it was so thrilling that the edge of my seat needed an edge of the seat or that it’s going to bring movies back because movies never left. What are you talking about? But I did enjoy it a lot due to its clear inspiration from films like American Graffiti and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Paul Thomas Anderson has crafted a gratifying coming of age story that feels like a great return to the vibe of Boogie Nights.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 131 (Down with the Phellas)

It’s been a while since we’ve last seen you and it’s been a while since the ‘Phellas have gotten together for the podcast 😜

On Episode 131 of the Cinephellas Podcast, your favorite ‘Phellas of film are back to discuss a variety of movies and television topics such as…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home & Ranking the Spider-Man Films 🕷🕸🤘
  • King Richard 👑
  • Movies That Made Us Fall Asleep 😴
  • Movies with Unhappy Endings That We Still Love 😟

And a Lot More on This Episode of The CinePhellas Podcast!

If you haven’t already, feel free to share, comment, subscribe, check out CinePhellas.com for movie reviews, videos, podcast episodes, interviews, and more.

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Review – Titane (2021)

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By Armando Vanegas

Titane made headlines this past summer when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival for just being plain bonkers. Everything I heard about it was that it was a movie that needed to be seen to be believed and that’s very much true. Titane is like nothing else you’ll see this year and it’s a reminder that we still need movies like this to exist to remind us of how special cinema can be. It’s also very horny, which is very welcome in this increasingly sexless era in cinema thanks to the MCU and other such big blockbusters. It also helps that it’s from France and as a result doesn’t have to follow the rules like many mainstream American movies. Seriously, it’s wild how this movie is just allowed to exist in an AMC theater that could also be playing Venom 2, which could probably make for a perfect double feature on movies that deal with body autonomy.

Review – The White Lotus (2021)

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by Armando Vanegas

The White Lotus follows a group of people vacationing at a Hawaiian resort as they deal with various crises. The show is created by Mike White (of Enlightened and School of Rock fame), who also writes and directs all 6 episodes of this series. Its low stakes and slow pacing works out in its favor as it becomes increasingly engrossing as we get to know these characters and the issues they go through.

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Review – Scenes From A Marriage (2021)

HBO Max's September 2021 Lineup: 'Cry Macho,' 'Scenes from a Marriage'

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac team up once again in the new HBO limited series Scenes from A Marriage. Kevin Muller and Armando Vanegas review the new series that’s currently streaming on HBO Max and Apple TV.

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“Television drama miniseries which re-examines the original’s iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple, played by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.”

Review – 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021)

by Armando Vanegas

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room is a very hard documentary to watch. It’s the kind of content that feels more enriching than entertaining to watch. But there’s still value in something that’s made to inform and educate about such tragic events. This doc focuses on the Bush administration as 9/11 was literally going on.

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