Harry Ranking Hullaballoo: All Ten Films in the Harry Potter Universe Ranked

Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart. I started reading the books because my parents said I could watch the PG-13 ones if I finished them. The idea of viewing a scandalous PG-13 motion picture enthralled me, and I immediately picked up the first book at the library. I blew through … Continue reading Harry Ranking Hullaballoo: All Ten Films in the Harry Potter Universe Ranked

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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

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

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

First Man Review: the emotionally riveting and intense story of the moon landing

Space movies don’t do it for me. I enjoy them usually, (with the exception of Interstellar which i hate so much, that you’d think Christopher Nolan ran over my dog) but I never connect with the people in the impressive stories. They usually make me feel unconnected to the events and the characters. In other … Continue reading First Man Review: the emotionally riveting and intense story of the moon landing