National Champions Review

Sports films, like most films, like to inform, inspire, and entertain. They usually are based on some legendary athlete or some underdog story of some kind. Part of that is the actual playing of said sport, whether it’s baseball, basketball, or in the case of National Champions, football. The thing is this film doesn’t have aContinue reading “National Champions Review”

Don’t Look Up Review

Don’t Look Up is from director Adam McKay. He is known for his partnership with Will Ferrell in cinema, having done a few raunchy comedies together in the past. Lately, he’s tackled more important subject matter, albeit still a bit hilarious: Vice and The Big Short. In his latest film, he gets the hands-off treatment from Netflix and goesContinue reading “Don’t Look Up Review”

The Summit of the Gods Review

In recent years there have been a few films about mountain climbing, especially rock climbing, most notably Free Solo in 2018, about Alex Honnold. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2019. It was a very good documentary. Earlier this year, another documentary came out called The Alpinist, about Marc André Leclerc. The Summit of theContinue reading “The Summit of the Gods Review”

Drive My Car Review

Some of the best films of any given year are foreign films, and 2021 might be the best year for them in a while. Films like A Hero by Asghar Farhadi, Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, The Worst Person in the World by Joachim Trier, The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino, and Titane by Julia Ducournau will dominate year-end lists. Drive My Car from director RyusukeContinue reading “Drive My Car Review”

The Power of the Dog Review

Based on the 1967 novel of the same name from Thomas Savage is acclaimed director Jane Campion’s newest film. She has already won an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for The Piano back in 1993 and was nominated for Best Director. She’s been nominated for the Primetime Emmys for her television mini-series Top of the LakeContinue reading “The Power of the Dog Review”

Licorice Pizza Review

Coming of age films come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are set in the modern-day, but more often than not they are set in the past. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza finds its setting in 1970s Los Angeles. This film focuses on a fifteen-year-old zit-faced, ginger-haired high school student who is also an actor (CooperContinue reading “Licorice Pizza Review”

Tick Tick… Boom! Review

The year 2021 has been the year of the musical with three already having been released this year. And tick tick… BOOM! isn’t even the last. This film may be the most original of them all, though. It’s not a cookie-cutter musical. That’s a good thing because being original is setting it apart from the other musicalsContinue reading “Tick Tick… Boom! Review”

Encanto Review

Disney and Pixar have paved a path all their own in the animation genre. Encanto is in a category by itself within their canon and this genre. The definition of the title of the film, is quite frankly how I would describe this film. It has a beauty all its own, a richness of color and vividnessContinue reading “Encanto Review”

Belfast Review

Belfast is a semi-autobiographical film based on the director, Kenneth Branagh’s life growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the 1960s. Many wars were started over religion, and this one was no different than the others. England was ruled by the church of England which is Protestant. They control the south of Ireland while North IrelandContinue reading “Belfast Review”

Spencer Review

The Crown has done a great job depicting the lives of the Royals going back to the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Last season, they started showing more of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Season 6 is going to have more of this royal couple on The Crown. In the meantime, Pablo Larraín (Jackie) has madeContinue reading “Spencer Review”