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 |2019-03-11T17:02:07-07:00November 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 |2019-03-11T17:02:07-07:00November 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 |2018-11-14T11:12:23-07:00November 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews|2 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 |2019-03-11T17:02:08-07:00November 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 |2019-03-11T17:02:08-07:00November 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Quick Review: “The Old Man and the Gun”

Robert Redford is a great actor. His early and mid-career were full of box office hits that made him among the biggest movie stars at the time. Most people don't know, but he's also a producer of many fine films and even directed a few. Outside of his acting he's probably most famous for his [...]

By |2018-10-31T09:12:05-07:00October 30th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Halloween (2018)

The Halloween series has been going on for a very long time. 40 years to be exact.  There have been multiple direct and indirect sequels, a remake of the first two chapters, and even a completely unrelated "Season of the Witch."  "Halloween: H20" marked Jamie Lee Curtis' first return to the series as Laurie Strode, in [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:10-07:00October 18th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Writer/Director Drew Goddard has thrown everything but the kitchen sink into "Bad Times at the El Royale."  There's no doubt he had a lot of fun with this movie, but will the average movie-goer? Drew is known mostly for his writing that has covered a number of properties in the J.J. Abrams and Whedonverses.  2012 marked his directorial debut [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:11-07:00October 12th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “First Man”

"First Man" teases a look at what you would assume to be one of the most interesting men in American History.  He earned a pilot's license before he had a drivers license, was a talented engineer, flew hundreds of different aircraft, many of which were experimental, survived multiple crash landings, and all of this occurred before he [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:11-07:00October 11th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

“Venom” is Nothing Less Than Fun

The year is 2018, and somehow there is a Venom movie that has absolutely nothing to do with Topher Grace (the original Venom in Spider-Man 3) or even the current generation of Spider-man films. It is, I think, the first of its kind: taking a villain out of a comic book and making a whole film surrounding him. [...]

By |2018-10-05T20:59:46-07:00October 5th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments