‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinski Delivers an Instant Horror Classic

★★★★★ With 'A Quiet Place', John Krasinski proves himself to be an incredible filmmaker, crafting one of the best horror movies of recent times. The film follows parents Lee (Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) as they struggle to survive and protect their children in a post-apocalyptic world filled with monsters that hunt by any sound … Continue reading ‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinski Delivers an Instant Horror Classic

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked from Worst to Best

Avengers: Infinity War, what some call the culmination of the MCU, is right around the corner. Ever since Thanos made his first appearance in The Avengers’ post-credits scene, it’s all been leading up to this. To celebrate its release, I am ranking all Marvel Studios’ films from worst to best. 18. Thor: The Dark World … Continue reading The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked from Worst to Best

‘Annihilation’ Review: Alex Garland’s Latest is Brilliant

★★★★ With Annihilation, Alex Garland proves yet again that he is a master storyteller, blending thought-provoking sci-fi with horror to create a modern classic.  The film follows Lena, who, after her husband, Kane, comes back very ill after being nowhere to be found for over a year, she joins a group of military scientists on … Continue reading ‘Annihilation’ Review: Alex Garland’s Latest is Brilliant

‘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