Category: Movies

The Rise of Skywalker – Review: The Final Reckoning for Star Wars Fans

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is finally out; it’s the end of 40 years of fandom. The completion of a story arc that has captivated the hearts and minds of moviegoers around the world and the definitive ending to one of the world’s most lucrative cinematic trilogies. […]

CATS Should’ve Been a Horror Film

Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Francesca Hayward, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and Taylor Swift Cinematographer: Christopher Ross Everything you heard about Cats is true. There’s terrible CGI, the dancing is creepy- it’s just plain horrifying. So, it begs the question: Why […]

Bombshell – Review

Director: Jay Roach Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie Cinematographer: Barry Ackroyd One of the most fascinating things about filmmaking is how writers and directors so often take inspiration from popular culture and/or current events. Some of the best films are inspired by world history, controversial […]

Waves – Review: A Relentlessly Frustrating Experience

Director: Trey Edward Shults Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown Cinematographer: Drew Daniels I hate Waves. Let’s start there. In fact, I walked out of the theater desperately clinging onto the positives in hopes of letting my hatred subside. But the […]

Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Queen & Slim

Director: Melina Matsoukas Starring: Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith Cinematographer: Tat Radcliffe In her modern take on the classic Bonnie & Clyde story, director Melina Matsoukas gives special attention to the sensitivity of police brutality against black lives. Narratively speaking, it’s a fine concept to explore within film. […]

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Review

Director: Marielle Heller Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper Cinematographer: Jody Lee Lipes The day was November 1, 1988 – when Tom Junod’s historical article debuted on Esquire Magazine’s front page within the heroes category. The piece, titled Can You Say… “Hero”?, was […]

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