film review

I have to admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of 2016’s R-rated superhero sensation “Deadpool.” Sure, it was a refreshing new brand of superhero film, but Ryan Reynolds’ shtick quickly became tiresome and its thin plot was underwhelming. Its sequel, ...

Boots Riley’s debut film “Sorry to Bother You” is a visceral critique of the American capitalist process. Rapper turned writer and director, Riley expertly uses humor and music to allow the audience to recline amid the film’s daunting, contemplative social ...

  Although this surf flick has been referred to as “Jaws for the next generation” by several film websites, summer thriller The Shallows fails to live up to the reputation of the groundbreaking, man versus nature classic. This film turns ...

I’ll confess that, for the longest time, my biggest sticking point with Hail, Caesar! was its February release date. A prestige picture about the good old days of Hollywood by Hollywood darlings the Coen Brothers seemed ripe for awards glory, ...

Controversial life protip time: If you’re ever wondering if someone is worth talking with about film, ask them about Quentin Tarantino. If the words “hack,” “rip-off” or any discussion of how long it’s been since he’s had a good idea ...

In a very real way, it honestly doesn’t matter what I write below this headline. Star Wars isn’t some unknown quantity, something that I can persuade you to check out or to stay away from. More than any other franchise, ...

In November 2014 in Thailand, citizens protesting the military takeover that overtook the civilian government raised their hands in a silent three-fingered salute, eerily similar to the way that District residents do to show their support Katniss Everdeen in The ...

Let’s get one thing straight. No matter who your favorite director is, Steven Spielberg is probably better than they are. In saying that, I don’t mean that he always makes better movies, although he has made more stone-cold blockbuster classics ...

I’m really torn about Freeheld. There’s a part of me that really wants to like it. The story it tells is important, not only because it’s from a perspective seldom told on-screen, but also because it’s a cogent reminder of ...