Darkest Hour 2
4.0

Darkest Hour: Movie Review

I didn’t live through World War II. I’ve tried with little success to understand what it felt like to live in a world facing such an urgent and terrifying existential crisis. What glimpses I’ve gotten have often come from movies like Darkest Hour. The film recalls Winton Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) early days as prime minister […]

Ferdinand: Movie Review

Blue Sky Studios places another animated feature into the hands of director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), this time with Munro Leaf’s classic tale Ferdinand finally getting its well deserved feature. In the past it has been adapted by Disney into a short film, but I was excited to see a new longer adaptation of […]
Phantom Thread 1
5.0

Phantom Thread: Movie Review

When Phantom Thread ended, the very first thing that came out of my mouth was, “Wow.” I just wasn’t sure what else to say after that. I knew I absolutely loved the film, but I couldn’t think of the right words to express how I felt about it. I don’t typically sit through the credits […]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 5
4.5

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

For the third time in as many years, a new Star Wars movie hits theaters just before Christmas. As Disney/Lucasfilm cranks out its annual offering from a galaxy far, far away, fan excitement gives way to expectation. It’s not enough that the movies are being made, they have to be good. Luckily for everyone involved, […]
The Shape of Water 4
4.5

The Shape of Water: Movie Review

Guillermo del Toro returns with another fantastical drama, The Shape of Water. As a fan of his work, I was interested in what this film would bring to the table. It did not disappoint. The film is about a mute woman named Elisa Esposito who discovers an amphibious creature within the Occam Aerospace Research Center she […]

Coco: Battle of the Reviews Part 2

Sometimes a movie comes out and it seems to speak directly to you. It might be because you relate to the characters or it has a message that you need to hear. Watching Coco, Pixar’s first story revolving around Mexican culture, I felt like I was watching something that was made specifically for me. Much […]