Cruella Review

Disney has reinvigorated itself over the last decade or so with all of their sub-companies such as Marvel, LucasFilm, and Pixar, but it has been their live-action remakes or reimaginings of their classic animated films that have helped them stay relevant in the ever-changing film landscape. Sure, their animated stuff like Frozen, Moana, Zootopia, and Wreck-It Ralph have kept themContinue reading “Cruella Review”

Slalom Review

Sports movies have different angles to them like most genres. They can be comedic or they are serious. A lot of the time they can be inspiring. Similar to I, Tonya, Slalom is a serious look at how someone trains and is driven to succeed in a given sport. Noeé Abita played a young fifteen-year-old girl with aspirationsContinue reading “Slalom Review”

Oxygen Review

There have been a good number of films in the past that focus on claustrophobic environments or one location such as a car, crawl space, elevator, or casket. Buried, Locke, Devil, and Crawl (also directed by Alexander Aja, the director of Oxygen) are some examples of this in films to date. Oxygen is the latest film to tackle a one-set location and claustrophobicContinue reading “Oxygen Review”

Army of the Dead Review

Zack Snyder has had a rough couple of years surrounding his last film Justice League and the death of his daughter. In the meantime, he was making another movie. Army of the Dead is another addition to the zombie genre. It’s an original movie, but it’s not his only foray into this genre in his career. He previously directedContinue reading “Army of the Dead Review”

Dream Horse Review

One of the things I like about movies is you get some slice-of-life movies and true stories about things most people haven’t heard of before. Those can sometimes be pleasant surprises on the release calendar. In the case of Dream Horse, it fits into both of these categories. It is one of those films that isContinue reading “Dream Horse Review”

The Marksman Review

Liam Neeson has made a career over the last fifteen or so years out of playing grizzled loners who get thrown into extraordinary circumstances. He usually handles these situations with a lot of violence, whether it’s rescuing his daughter from kidnappers or seeking revenge on men who killed a friend or loved one, he takesContinue reading “The Marksman Review”

The Killing of Two Lovers Review

The Killing of Two Lovers is one of the hardest films I had to write about due to its graphic subject matter and tone. It’s a film that is not for the lighthearted. It deals with graphic violence that is very real and raw. The filmmaker Robert Machoian created this very visceral story that isn’t easyContinue reading “The Killing of Two Lovers Review”

The Underground Railroad Review

Barry Jenkins has made quite a name for himself since his film Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture back in 2016. It was definitely a memorable win for him and his beautiful movie. Since then he chose to do a project that reflects the African-American experience, If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the work ofContinue reading “The Underground Railroad Review”

In the Heights Review

Lin-Manuel Miranda has made a name for himself with the smash hit Tony Award-winning production of Hamilton a few years ago. Since then he’s written the music for the Disney animated film Moana, starred as a lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns, and played an Aeronaut in the HBO television series His Dark Materials, based on the popular book series byContinue reading “In the Heights Review”

Stowaway Review

Joe Penna is coming off of a mild success with his last film the Arctic starring Mads Mikkelsen about a man who gets stranded in the middle of the Arctic wastelands. His sophomore outing Stowaway is set in space. He likes quiet places to set his films in obviously. He hopes to garner more of the success he gotContinue reading “Stowaway Review”