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Black Panther 6
5.0

Battle of the Reviews: Black Panther

After directing Fruitvale Station, Creed and now, Black Panther, Ryan Coogler has established himself as one of the very best directors of our era. In Black Panther, he created a breathtakingly beautiful world that was as vibrant as it was authentic. I am by no means an expert in African culture, however, it appears as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Justice League 2
3.5

Justice League: Movie Review

Following the critical and box office success of Wonder Woman, it is easy to say that audiences have a renewed interest in Justice League. The team up film starring Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman,) Ben Affleck (Batman,) Jason Momoa (Aquaman,) Ezra Miller (The Flash,) Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg.) This is a continuation of […]
Murder on the Orient Express 4
4.5

Murder on the Orient Express : Movie Review

It’s been nearly two decades since the last incarnation of this Agatha Christie murder mystery, and nearly half a century since the most famous adaptation by Sydney Lumet. In keeping with the star-studded cast of the latter, Kenneth Branagh’s venture into the world of Hercule Poirot includes an impressive cast along with an impressive infamous […]