Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet

Posted: October 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Teenager Nicholas Sheff seems to have it made. He has good grades, is the editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete, but has a deep, dark secret. He’s a meth addict. Beautiful Boy is not a particularly fun film, but it is one that is relevant and could be one of those films that […]

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Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ Starting Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

Posted: October 19, 2018 at 9:11 am   /   Movie Reviews

In 1978, writer/director John Carpenter released what would become an instant classic in not only the horror genre, but filmmaking in general with Halloween. With his mastery in creating a spine-tingling atmosphere, a terrifying serial killer and film icon in Michael Myers, and being combined with an iconic score that you’re sure to hear at […]

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Movie Review: ‘First Man’ Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke

Posted: October 12, 2018 at 9:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

First Man is brought to us by Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) and tells the true story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. Adapted to the big screen by Josh Singer, the film follows the events of the 2012 book of the same name […]

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Movie Review: The Hate U Give starring; Amandla Stenberg, Lamar Johnson

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 10:49 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The Hate U Give is one of those films that will probably be shown in schools in the near future. If not, it should be. It’s a powerful tale of one young woman’s struggle within today’s fractured nation. The film is an adaptation of Angie Thomas’s best-selling 2017 novel of the same name. Amandla Stenberg […]

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Movie Review: Bad Times at The El Royale starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 6:23 pm   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

I really wanted to like this film. In fact, walking out of Bad Times at The El Royale, I was downright angry I didn’t like the film. Sure, there was some good in the film, but overall, writer/director Drew Goddard’s follow-up to the wonderfully-terrifying The Cabin in the Woods is an extreme letdown. One good […]

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Movie Review: ‘Venom’ Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:54 am   /   Movie Reviews

Last summer, in an unprecedented move, Sony Pictures teamed up with the already massively successful Disney/Marvel in a collaboration to create what I consider to be the best Spider-Man film to date – Spider-Man: Homecoming. After its success and holding a spot in the box office top ten for an astonishing (and yet very much […]

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Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

A New Classic Is Born In the past, many filmmakers have been creatively successful with remakes (i.e. The Magnificent Seven, Jim Sturges’ 1960 western reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai). Some filmmakers have even been creatively successful with remakes of remakes (i.e. The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua’s 2016 update of The Magnificent Seven, Jim Sturges’ […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Sisters Brothers is a western film directed by French director Jacques Audiard and stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as Eli and Charlie Sisters, two infamous assassins in 1850s Oregon. They’re employed by The Commodore (Rutger Hauer) to find and capture a chemist and gold prospector (Riz Ahmed) who may or may not […]

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Movie Review: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Starring Jack Black

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is based on the 1973 children’s novel of the same name and follows an orphaned child named Lewis Barnavelt. The book is written by John Bellairs and is the first in a series of twelve books following Lewis through his adventures. Though I can’t imagine we’ll ever […]

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Movie Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Starring Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I write up a movie review, I usually have a pretty standard process. I jot down some notes, and when I get home, I lay out an outline, add some thoughts, and stretch it out into a review. Pretty standard stuff. But when I got home from seeing Assassination Nation, I couldn’t do it. […]

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