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March 2016

Come for the showdown, stay for the Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

By: Samar Khan

This may have been the most frustrating review that has ever been penned by any one of the members here at Team TFL (The Film Lawyers).
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The Lobster will disturb you and you will like it.

By: Akram Shaban

Near future dystopian societies in movies give me the creeps.

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Man of Steel review: A flawed yet solid foundation for Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

By: Samar Khan

With Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice releasing mere days after the publication of this review, it stands to reason that we at The Film Lawyers thought it wouldn’t be too bad of an idea to refresh people’s memories of the film that leads straight into the events of the heavily hyped superhero showdown.

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Kapoor & Sons: The wonderfully dysfunctional family of Fawad Khan and Siddharth Malhotra

By: Samar Khan

Going into Kapoor and Sons, people had reason to be worried. It was a Karan Johar film, which almost 15 years ago would have meant that it would be an instant classic. Due to his recent missteps over the last decade, however (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Bombay Velvet anyone?), the most popular Bollywood director in recent memory has lost some of the credibility associated with his name and his production studio, Dharma Productions.
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Win an advanced screening pass to The Lobster on March 23rd

The Film Lawyers are proud to be able to give away an advance screening pass to the newest film by Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster starring Colin Farrell and Olivia Colman.

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The Little Prince is an imaginatively beautiful adaptation that brings out your inner child.

By: Muneeb Arshid

Animations have always had the distinction of being the “kid’s movies” or “the cartoon-y movie for little kids”, but what many people don’t necessarily understand is that many animation films have subject material that may actually resonate more with the adults than the kids. The best situation occurs when the animation works for both kids and adults, in very different ways for the different audience types.
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Disney’s Zootopia poignantly highlights the issues we face in the world today.

By: Muneeb Arshid

I think it can very easily be stated that we are in a “Golden Age” of animation, a term that can’t really be applied to any era in animation film’s history. The diversity of the types of animation, to the different styles of storytelling, to the beautiful ways that the upper echelon of animated films are able to tackle societal issues are just some of the ways that this genre of film manages to nearly outdo itself with every new release.
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Captain America: Civil War Final Trailer

A certain Spidey dude joins Captain America V. Iron Man. Are you excited?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s strength leans heavily on performance over substance.

By: Akram Shaban

I was wondering why Tina Fey’s new Hollywood entry has such a weird name. Obviously, it’s a euphemism for ‘what the firetruck.’ But after a quick google search, it turns out it’s the name of a book based on the memoirs of a photojournalist who covered the recent War on Terror.

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