★★★★★ Impeccably directed and superbly acted, this third remake of ‘A Star is Born’ shines as the best yet. After Jackson Maine, a famous country singer, encounters a bar singer named Ally and quickly falls in love, a tale of love throughout the years is followed, filled with themes of fame, jealousness, and power. If […]Read More ‘A Star is Born’ Review: An Incredibly Powerful Update to the Classic
★★★ Venom is a flawed and over-the-top movie that is entertaining enough to justify its existence. While investigating a dangerous experiment, Eddie Brock, a journalist, merges his body with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities […]Read More Venom Review: A Deeply Flawed, Ridiculously Fun Ride
After getting our first look at the Joker in the Todd Philips-directed origin film, I came to a conclusion that has been building up in my mind for a few months. DC, its characters and stories, have worked best in cinema when being grounded in realism. Not to be confused with darkness, which has been […]Read More Opinion: DC Works Best When Grounded in Realism, and The Joker is Proof of It
★★ ‘The Nun’ mostly disappoints with a weak script and minimal scares that make this a lackluster entry in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise. The film follows Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, a young novitiate, who is teamed up with a priest with a haunting past (Demian Bichir) to investigate a mysterious suicide in a Romanian abbey. […]Read More ‘The Nun’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Outing in the ‘Conjuring’ Franchise
★★★★★ **SPOILERS AHEAD** Jean Marc Valle’s second HBO series, Sharp Objects, based upon the novel by Gillian Flynn, manages to overcome Big Little Lies with a meticulous and brilliantly-crafted psychological thriller that will certainly leave a mark in pop culture thanks to its fittingly shocking and abrupt twist ending. After several episodes leading to the […]Read More Sharp Objects: Series Finale Review and Analysis
We’re more than halfway into the year, and as festival season gears up, we can now start to picture which films will be featured at Hollywood’s biggest awards show. NOTE: Most of this is pure speculation based on past Oscars and talent involved. Here’s a look at the Best Picture race. THE CONTENDERS Black […]Read More Early Oscars 2019 Predictions: Best Picture
After surprising almost everyone in Hollywood with its big opening, ‘The Meg’ will now compete in its second weekend with fellow Warner Bros. film, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, which is opening on a Wednesday. Warner has positioned ‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ in its marketing as a historic film for asian-american representation in film, boasting almost an exclusive […]Read More BOX OFFICE PROJECTIONS: CAN ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ CHALLENGE HOLDOVER ‘THE MEG’?