Movie Reviews

Movie Review: STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN Starring Ben Schwartz, Billy Crystal, Grace Gummer

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Things don’t always work out the way you want them to.  Sometimes you move away from home and become a big star. And other times, more often than not, you decide to move back home. The latter is what happens in Matt Ratner’s feature directorial debut Standing Up, Falling Down, a beautifully tragic study of […]

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Movie Review: THE CALL OF THE WILD Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Cara Gee

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 10:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something inherently romantic with the Yukon wilderness. It’s hard to nail down exactly what it is: perhaps it’s the idea of exploring the pristine, undisturbed world of the Yukon. Or perhaps the romanticized notion of striking it incredibly rich on your own. When I was growing up, […]

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Movie Review: THE PHOTOGRAPH Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris

Posted: February 14, 2020 at 9:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m going to be frank with you, movies like Stella Meghie’s The Photograph put me in a difficult position when it comes to writing about them. It’s not necessarily a bad movie per say, but it’s not very good either. I personally could not find any ways of connecting with it at all.  The Photograph […]

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Movie Review: ‘Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’

Posted: February 7, 2020 at 1:06 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (which moving forward will simply be referred to as Birds of Prey,) is the latest installment in the DC extended universe. The film also marks the first major release of 2020 in the superhero/comic adaption genre, putting some extra weight on its shoulders. While […]

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Movie Review: THE TURNING Starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

Posted: January 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Floria Sigismondi, a seasoned music video director, helmed the latest take on the classic novella by Henry James (The Turning of the Screw) with this weekend’s release of The Turning. The film, which suggests it’s the year 1994 with a news report on the death of Curt Cobain (among other things, such as a landline […]

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Movie Review: THE GENTLEMEN Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery

Posted: January 24, 2020 at 7:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

After a billion-dollar stint with the Mouse, Guy Ritchie has gone back to his roots with the twelfth feature-length film of his career, The Gentlemen. The film follows a slew of characters through several twists and turns in a thriving drug empire in London, led by none other than Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Pearson. As […]

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Movie Review: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence

Posted: January 17, 2020 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

If you’ve ever seen the movie Major League II, there’s a scene towards the beginning of the film where two of the main characters are watching the trailer for the action movie one of them is starring in. As the action gets increasingly outlandish and impossible, the star of the film can’t contain his excitement, […]

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Movie Review: UNDERWATER Starring Kristen Stewart

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 10:16 am   /   Movie Reviews

Underwater, the latest film from William Eubank, hit theatres this weekend. The film is a sci-fi flick starring Kristen Stewart as Norah, the main character, surrounded by a supporting cast of T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., and Mamoundou Athie. Stewart and company are part of an aquatic research team, working in […]

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Movie Review: 1917 Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I had the chance to screen They Shall Not Grow Old last year, I jumped at the chance. World War I is a fascinating study that’s often overlooked by many (myself included) for the war that came two decades later. But Grow Old was a terrific look into the actual trenches of the war, […]

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Movie Review: JUST MERCY Starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

Just Mercy is a powerful true story that follows real-life lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) from Delaware to Alabama where he takes his Harvard Law degree to serve the wrongfully convicted and those who cannot afford representation. The film focuses on his first breakthrough in reforming the death penalty as he represents Walter McMillian […]

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