When it comes to murder mysteries, I haven’t run into many that I’ve overall liked in the last few years, most falling into the category of one and done viewings. Thank God for Rian Johnson using his writing and directorial talents to Knives Out, a silly, stabby, brilliant whodunit.
I think we can all agree that Nazis are bad, right? In this world where ignorance still lives in the dark corners of today’s world, we all seek moments of positivity to shine through. Light, laughter, and love helps us get through those times when hate enters the scene. The genre of Holocaust and WorldContinue reading “Satirical brilliance hops along in hilarious ‘Jojo Rabbit’”
Comedy is a genre that needs to evolve with the times. What was funny in one generation might not be in the next. Funny men of yesterday struggle to stay current and fade out. But every once in a while, some make a return that you’ve been waiting to celebrate. Eddie Murphy has done justContinue reading “Eddie Murphy is dynamite in charming biopic ‘Dolemite Is My Name’”
As a comic book and movie fan, I enjoy when source material is stretched; attacked from different angles to give a fresh perspective on a story. Upon hearing that a super-villain would be getting his own film, I was intrigued. Especially considering he is one of the most iconic villains and fictional characters ever created.Continue reading “‘Joker’ Won’t Make You Put On A Happy Face”
2017’s It (or It: Chapter One) was a scary but surprise hit as Stephen King’s 1200-page horror novel was adapted for the big screen. Stellar performances from a young cast of child actors, an old-school feeling as a loss of innocence film at its core, with King’s fear, mortality and survivalist themes, helped make it the highest-grossingContinue reading “Bigger doesn’t mean scarier in the bloody and overwrought ‘It: Chapter Two’”
It’s no red wedding but this movie surely had a crimson honeymoon for the newlyweds of Ready or Not. A movie I didn’t expect much from; a gory game of Saw with the hunted wearing a white wedding dress. Let’s say I was pleasantly surprised.
“Based on an actual lie” is the introduction to writer-director Lulu Wang’s (actually true) story. This touching but bittersweet family dramedy will make you laugh and cry as you watch this family bond together around their matriarch. What isn’t a lie is The Farewell deserves to be considered one of the best films of theContinue reading “Smart indie ‘The Farewell’ hits every emotional chord”
After a small spree of Westerns, Quentin Tarantino returns to modern history… sort of. Tarantino tackles the Hollywood of 1969. Steve McQueen is still cool. Bruce Lee is kicking ass on movie sets, and hippies have descended on Los Angeles. Tarantino balances an interesting spread of characters and ideas. Fortunately, the famed director once againContinue reading “‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’ is a slow, entertaining Hollywood love letter”
When Fast and Furious is attached to your title, you already know what to expect. In Hobbs and Shaw, a hulking big man and a stylish British guy team up to drive big trucks, smash people and make things explode. Just another day at the office.
Similar to Ant-Man and The Wasp, this MCU adventure had to follow up to a massive ensemble Avengers event. While it wasn’t the best adventure, it was entertaining to hold fans until Endgame. After Avengers: Endgame, where does one of the most beloved and youngest MCU go from here? Vacation. But when you are an Avenger, there is no suchContinue reading “‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is an emotional and satisfying European adventure.”