Drama

All Eyez On Me Poster
3.5

All Eyez On Me: Movie Review

The problem with a life that shines bright and burns out too soon is that you know it doesn’t end well. Tupac shone brighter than most during his far-too-short life and prolific career. The man was larger than life, and his life was stranger than fiction. All Eyez on Me tries to shine the slain […]
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4.5

The Book of Henry: Movie Review

Jurassic World and Star Wars: Episode IX director, Colin Trevorrow, brings us a heartwarming drama. The Book of Henry stars Naomi Watts as Susan Carpenter, a struggling single mother, who discovers her oldest son’s plot to rescue the girl next door from her abusive stepfather. Despite the thriller elements the premise has, the film had […]
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3.5

The Hero: Movie Review

Jet Li starred in 2002’s Hero, a high-flying martial arts movie. 2017’s The Hero, starring Sam Elliott, is a very different kind of movie. No reboot here. In this decidedly non-martial arts movie (I counted exactly zero karate chops), Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging actor who earned his fame in Westerns, but whose […]
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3.5

My Cousin Rachel: Movie Review

So going into My Cousin Rachel I was expecting a typical period piece where the plot was as predictable as the character development. I hadn’t really heard anything about this film up until watching it, doesn’t seem like it was highly publicized. What we end up getting is a piece that leaves you questioning the end. […]

Dunkirk Movie Trailer & Response

One of my most anticipated movies of this year, for a multitude of reasons, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has now provided audiences with its second preview. The scope of Nolan’s first foray into a war film will, per usual Nolan, be epic. Just from the score accompanying the first trailer, you feel stranded alongside the soldiers […]
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4.5

Gifted Movie Review

It was made very clear to me ridiculously ahead of time by my Chris Evans obsessed little cousin that I must do everything in my power, which is not much, to ensure I was assigned this film. Fortunately for me, once I saw the heartwarming preview, I was sold on my forced fate. Director Marc […]
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4.5

T2 Trainspotting: Movie Review

The boys are back in town!  Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie, and Spud return in Danny Boyle’s long awaited sequel to Trainspotting, and while Edinburgh may have moved on toward gentrification and modernization, the boys are still coming to terms with the demons of their past. Twenty years have passed since the heroin deal that was supposed […]

Fifty Shades Darker: Movie Review

I get it. I’m not the target audience for Fifty Shades Darker. So what? I appreciate that life has more to offer than hot wings and beer. Full disclosure, I love hot wings and beer. While Darker is far from perfect, it manages that rare cinematic feat of being a sequel surpassing its predecessor in […]
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3.0

Patriots Day: Movie Review

I never expected Patriots Day to be the first feel-good movie of 2017, but I didn’t think it would make me so uncomfortable. I knew I’d see the gruesome aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, but that wasn’t the problem. I also knew the bombers violently clashed with police, but I was good there, too. […]
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5.0

A Monster Calls: Movie Review

A Monster Calls weaves beautiful animation and heart-wrenching live action to tell the story of a boy coping with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) protracted struggle with cancer. Death comes to us all. Once it does, our job is done. It’s up to the living to pick up the pieces and reconcile what it all means. […]
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5.0

Silence: Movie Review

Silence is one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen. It’s cruel, brutal and intense, but this film’s dreadful beauty is undeniable. Martin Scorsese’s passion project was twenty-five years in the making. Maybe that’s a good thing. His deft hand helming a film this heavy pays off. Rather than using violence like a club, […]

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