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Phoenix Critics Circle Awards 2018 Winners

On December 14th, 2018, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners. "The Favourite" secured the Best Picture award with Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director for "Roma" Ethan Hawke and Melissa McCarthy won the lead acting awards for their work in "First Reformed" and "Can You Ever Forgive Me", respectively. The complete list of winners and [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Mortal Engines”

During our IMAX screening, one word repeatedly popped into my head. "Waste"   So, let's talk about Waste. A WASTE of Resources The main plot motivator (apparently) has to do with natural resources in this wanna-be steampunk post-apocalyptic world set roughly 1,000 years in the future.  But as concerned as the characters claim to be, there [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

) It may not specifically say it in the title, but THIS Spiderman movie is AMAZING. In a year packed with superhero films and sub-par animated outings, it's tempting to dismiss "Into the Spider-Verse" as another Sony effort to hang onto Marvel's Spiderman license.  Throw in a talking pig, two Peter Parkers, and Miles Morales(Shameik Moore) [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review – “Once Upon a Deadpool”

Has there ever been an R-Rated movie that you really wanted to see but either your parents or personal moral restrictions prevented you from watching?  If so, you're the target audience for "Once Upon a Deadpool", a film which exists as both a marketing stunt and a financial experiment.  Ryan Reynolds describes it best himself saying, "Fox has [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Creed II”

For those keeping score, Creed II is the 8th(!) movie in the Rocky franchise. The franchise itself has been a bit uneven, yet it can't be denied that it is the most beloved and successful sports movie franchise of all time. I'm a huge sucker for sports dramas (the original Rocky and Rudy are among my favorite films of all time) [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “A Private War”

.For the majority of us, it's impossible to understand what life is like in countries ravaged by war.  Even for those who don't take our American lifestyle for granted, how can we relate to what our fellow humans are going through in cities where death and destruction is the norm?  The media covers many of these [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

What should one expect from the sequel to a movie that was based on a fictional guidebook of magical creatures that itself was a spin-off/prequel to the most successful and beloved fantasy book series of all time?  The writing credits on IMDB for both Fantastic Beasts movies are telling in that J.K. Rowling is listed as the [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

I consider the first Wreck-it Ralph film to be among the finest animated features of the last ten years. It's a masterpiece that transcends its genre and is the best of the Disney aught-renaissance (post-2000). With the exception of a few changes in who wrote the screenplay, almost everyone returned for the sequel, including the directors and [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Overlord”

Many of us went into the screening for "Overlord" referring to it as "The Nazi Zombie" movie, a description many are likely to adopt.  To do so is a disservice.   This is also, contrary to popular theories, not the next "Cloverfield".  And although it's a Bad Robot project, J.J. Abrams did not write or direct it.  Instead, a [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story”

There seems to be an inverse relationship between the quality of a film and the length of its title.  "The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story" is no exception.  The story is a follow-up to Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" trilogy, which is more commonly referred to as the "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments