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 […]

Charlie’s Angels (2019) – Review

Director: Elizabeth Banks Starring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, and Elizabeth Banks Cinematographer: Bill Pope A new generation of Charlie’s Angels is here – to protect the vulnerable and show that women, when we use our multitude of skills, can get any job done. It’s a concept […]

Last Christmas – Review

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, and Michelle Yeoh Cinematographer: John Schwartzman Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) join forces in hopes of bringing Christmas cheer this holiday season from an unlikely source. In Paul Feig’s romantic comedy, Last […]

Marriage Story – Review: A Devastating Look at Broken Love

Director: Noah Baumbach Starring: Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan Divorce can be incredibly messy. There are no ifs, ands or buts about that. And when a child is involved in the mix, things can become even more hectic. In Noah Baumbach’s latest American dramedy, Marriage […]

Knives Out is Nonstop Murder Mystery Fun

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer Cinematographer: Steve Yedlin Murder Mystery. Black Comedy. Thriller. Drama. Tragedy. These are all genres Rian Johnson’s latest feature dabbles […]

Ordinary Love is An Extraordinary Tale of Survival

Directors: Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn Starring: Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson Writer: Owen McCafferty For many people, finding a partner to experience life with would be a privilege and joy. But what happens when life is interrupted with unexpected tragedy and/or illness- disrupting all tranquility and […]

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