Creed II Movie Review: An Excellent, If Predictable Entry in the Rocky Series

This movie's greatest triumph is that, despite the seven prior Rocky and Creed movies, Creed II manages to feel fresh. The story mirrors Rocky IV in a way that feels natural and takes the characters in new and interesting directions. Unlike many sequels, Adonis Creed is the same person as when we last saw him. … Continue reading Creed II Movie Review: An Excellent, If Predictable Entry in the Rocky Series

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The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review: The Latest Entry Into the ‘Wizarding World’ is a Magical Mess

When I walked out of The Crimes of Grindelwald, I was exhausted. The movie clocks in at 2 hours and 14 minutes, the exact runtime of the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Despite this, Crimes of Grindelwald feels much longer and bloated than it's predecessor. This is because of the overhaul of subplots that are sprinkled … Continue reading The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review: The Latest Entry Into the ‘Wizarding World’ is a Magical Mess

Green Book Movie Review: Mortenson and Ali shine in the feel-good movie we need right now

Green Book really is something special. Despite the devastating ideas and events that the movie focuses on, it remains accessible and fun to watch. It has a story and pace that could easily be a bore, but Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali, along with a fantastic script, make it compelling and surprisingly funny. The story … Continue reading Green Book Movie Review: Mortenson and Ali shine in the feel-good movie we need right now

2018’s The Grinch Movie Review: You’re a Meh One, Mr. Grinch

Chuck Jones' original short film adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has become a staple of the holiday season, and for good reason! It stays faithful to the book's morals and simple plot, and adds amazing voice acting and charming animation. This is the kind of adaptation that Dr. Seuss' wanted. He … Continue reading 2018’s The Grinch Movie Review: You’re a Meh One, Mr. Grinch

Mid90s Movie Review: a unique and subtle coming of age story

Because this movie is being advertised as an awards contender, I was totally unprepared for what kind of movie this really was. It is not pristine, it's not particularly well shot, the actors aren't doing their best to nab an Oscar, it's very short, and it isn't really structured like a movie. Despite its short … Continue reading Mid90s Movie Review: a unique and subtle coming of age story

A Star Is Born (2018) Movie Review: a (movie) star is born in a crushing and amazing portrayal of what fame, drugs, and love can do to people

Cooper has hit a home run in his first time at bat. This is his directorial debut and best performance to date. The way the film gracefully and effectively portrays a crushingly realistic depiction of addiction and fame is really amazing to behold. It shows a level of sophistication and nuance that is incredible and … Continue reading A Star Is Born (2018) Movie Review: a (movie) star is born in a crushing and amazing portrayal of what fame, drugs, and love can do to people

Bohemian Rhapsody Review: It Will Rock You

Mark my words: this movie will be big. Like Queen itself, the initial reviews from critics are negative. Queen’s songs weren’t perfect, they had structural flaws and an overall lack of polish compared to the popular songs at the time. The critics had all the right to bash the albums for all of their flaws. … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody Review: It Will Rock You