‘Black Panther’ Review: A Groundbreaking Yet Not Perfect Superhero Film

★★★½ While not flawless, 'Black Panther' manages to mostly meet expectations with an incredible script and visuals.  The film finds T’Challa, after the death of his father, taking the rightful place as king of the hidden African nation of Wakanda, while also becoming Black Panther. While trying to deal with both of his very important … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Review: A Groundbreaking Yet Not Perfect Superhero Film

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Review: A Huge Step-Down from Previous Entries

  ★★½ While mildly enjoyable as a standalone sci-fi thriller, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ can’t help but feel like a huge step-down from previous entries of the franchise. The film follows a group of astronauts aboard a space station who, after using a particle accelerator to create energy for Earth, must find a way back home … Continue reading ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Review: A Huge Step-Down from Previous Entries

‘The Greates Showman’ Review: An Uneven and Mediocre Musical

★★ A few great performances and a good soundtrack ultimately can’t save this bland musical from mediocrity, but at least they tried. Telling the “true” story of famous (infamous?) showman P.T. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman, as he creates his world-famous circus with the help of his wife (Michelle Williams) and a business partner played … Continue reading ‘The Greates Showman’ Review: An Uneven and Mediocre Musical

‘Lady Bird’ Review: A Hilarious yet Moving Comedy-Drama

★★★★½ Growing up is the central theme in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, a small in scope but big in heart comedy-drama that hits all the right notes.  The film deals with high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPhearson, played by Saoirse Ronan, and her many relationships with friends, romantic interests, and most prominently, … Continue reading ‘Lady Bird’ Review: A Hilarious yet Moving Comedy-Drama

‘All the Money in the World’ Review: A Thrilling Masterpiece Worthy of Awards Buzz

★★★★½ With All the Money in the World, Ridley Scott has managed to make a film that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with his older classics and overcome some flaws that have plagued some recent ones.  The film tells the real story of the kidnapping of J Paul Getty III, grandson of then-richest person in the world, … Continue reading ‘All the Money in the World’ Review: A Thrilling Masterpiece Worthy of Awards Buzz

‘I, Tonya’ Review: A Biopic Perfect in its Execution

★★★★★ From the first scene, you can feel you're in for something special with 'I, Tonya'. The amazing visuals, combined with great performances, a killer soundtrack, and a great script makes the film an experience you can't miss on the big screen. Centering around the life of infamous ice-skater Tonya Harding and everything leading up … Continue reading ‘I, Tonya’ Review: A Biopic Perfect in its Execution

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review: An Oscar Bait Masterpiece

★★★★☆   Acclaimed italian director Luca Guadanino has made his best film yet with 'Call Me By Your Name', a beautifully directed masterpiece that, while not perfect, it comes awfully close.  The story, set in the early 80's in Italy, follows Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, and his family receive Oliver, an american played by … Continue reading ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review: An Oscar Bait Masterpiece