★★★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
★★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 year finally came to an end a few days ago. It's rare to see a year so filled with quality content like 2017. Not only did several films become instant classics for new generations of film fanatics, it also marked an important step forward for representation of women, african-americans, and several other groups, both … Continue reading The Best Films of 2017
This awards season has probably been the most difficult to predict in years, with no clear frontrunners to point to. Will the path to the Oscars look clearer once tomorrow's show ends? Probably not, since there isn't any actual collusion between HFPA members and Academy members. Let's not forget, the Globes are noticeable for always … Continue reading Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: Who Will Emerge as the Winner in Hollywood’s Second Biggest Awards Show?
★★ 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
★★★★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
★★★★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