Roman J. Israel, Esq. Review: Denzel Shines in Muddled Legal Drama

Roman J. Israel, Esq. features another standout performance by Washington, but the story around him is mundane and fails to leave an impression. The second directorial effort from Dan Gilroy (following his 2014 film Nightcrawler), Roman J. Israel, Esq. is another drama set in Los Angeles starring a peculiar character with his own set of quirks and ideals. Whereas Nightcrawler explored the world of sensationalized television news, this movie … [Read more...]

Wonder Review: A Heartwarming Story of Family Love

Wonder is a touching tale of love and friendship, buoyed by strong performances from Jacob Tremblay and the rest of the cast. Based on the novel of the same name by Raquel Jaramillo (who used the pseudonym R.J. Palacio), Wonder is being positioned as a heartwarming family film for the holiday season, covering a variety of important themes such as acceptance and overcoming adversity. The source material was inspired by a real event Jaramillo … [Read more...]

Murder on the Orient Express Review: An Old Fashioned Stylish Mystery

Murder on the Orient Express is well-crafted entertainment whose flaws are covered up by great work from Branagh in multiple facets. Based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is the latest screen adaptation of the famous crime thriller. It was most famously brought to film by Sidney Lumet in 1974 with an Oscar-winning interpretation, so Branagh’s version had a tall order to … [Read more...]

The Post Trailer: Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Battle Political Corruption

The first trailer for The Post, Steven Spielberg’s latest historical drama, has been released online. Starring the likes of Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (among others), the film is based on the true story of Washington Post journalists who exposed the Pentagon Papers – which were documents that detailed the United States’ political and military involvement in Vietnam from a period of over two decades. They were … [Read more...]

The Disaster Artist Trailer #3 Goes Full Tommy Wiseau

A third trailer for James Franco’s critically acclaimed film The Disaster Artist has been officially released online, and distributor A24 is putting together an extensive awards campaign for the project. As many know by now, Disaster Artist chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s infamous cult classic The Room, with Franco also starring as the (now) iconic filmmaker. Viewers have already gotten a taste of the actor’s incredible … [Read more...]

Suburbicon Review: George Clooney’s Tonally-Confused Misfire

Suburbicon is a confused mishmash of a movie that attempts to blend two different storylines and fails to fully develop either in an engaging fashion. Suburbicon has been in development since 1986, when Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the original script, but it has only now made it to the big screen thanks to the efforts of director (and frequent Coens collaborator) George Clooney. With talented people on both sides of the cameras and writers known … [Read more...]

1922 Review

1922 is a fascinating exploration of what guilt does to a man, fueled by a strong lead performance from Jane and compelling direction. In the year 1922, proud farmer Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) and his wife Arlette (Molly Parker) inherit 100 acres of land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska. Wilfred sees this as a golden opportunity to increase the size of his property, envisioning a scenario in which he adds the 100 acres to his 80-acre freehold farm … [Read more...]

1922 Review

1922 is a fascinating exploration of what guilt does to a man, fueled by a strong lead performance from Jane and compelling direction. In the year 1922, proud farmer Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) and his wife Arlette (Molly Parker) inherit 100 acres of land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska. Wilfred sees this as a golden opportunity to increase the size of his property, envisioning a scenario in which he adds the 100 acres to his 80-acre freehold farm … [Read more...]

Happy Death Day Review

Happy Death Day is a fun, if silly, blending of various genre tropes that is fueled by a strong lead performance from Rothe. College student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up on the morning of her birthday in the dorm room of Carter Davis (Israel Broussard) after an embarrassing night of partying. She then goes about her day, which includes attending house meetings with her sorority sisters and maintaining a secret relationship with Gregory … [Read more...]

Happy Death Day Review

Happy Death Day is a fun, if silly, blending of various genre tropes that is fueled by a strong lead performance from Rothe. College student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up on the morning of her birthday in the dorm room of Carter Davis (Israel Broussard) after an embarrassing night of partying. She then goes about her day, which includes attending house meetings with her sorority sisters and maintaining a secret relationship with Gregory … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer 2 Is Strong With The Force

Lucasfilm has unveiled the second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the legendary Skywalker saga. Much like its predecessor, The Force Awakens, the blockbuster has largely been kept under lock and key as fans impatiently count down the days until its theatrical premiere. Marketing to this point has been quite brief, with only a teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel serving as the most prominent pieces of … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer 2 Is Strong With The Force

Lucasfilm has unveiled the second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the legendary Skywalker saga. Much like its predecessor, The Force Awakens, the blockbuster has largely been kept under lock and key as fans impatiently count down the days until its theatrical premiere. Marketing to this point has been quite brief, with only a teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel serving as the most prominent pieces of … [Read more...]

The Mountain Between Us Review

Winslet and Elba give it their all, but The Mountain Between Us is an absurd and forgettable affair that leaves little impact with viewers. Photojournalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) is in desperate need to fly back home from an assignment in Idaho because she’s set to be married soon. Unfortunately, her commercial flight is canceled due to inclement weather, and she has to decide between missing her wedding or finding a solution to her … [Read more...]