Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky & Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, & Dan Stevens Grade: C+ Disney set a monumental task for themselves when they decided to produce a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, one of the greatest animated films of all-time and arguably Disney’s own […]Read more "“Beauty and the Beast” (C+)"
Directed by: Greg Mclean Written by: James Gunn Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, & Adria Arjona Grade: B- A group of employees at the Colombian headquarters of an American multinational company are trapped inside their building and forced to murder each other in The Belko Experiment, a dark thriller/satire written by James Gunn, director […]Read more "“The Belko Experiment” (B-)"
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Written by: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, & John Gatins (story) Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, & John Goodman Grade: B- The giant ape from a mysterious island in the Pacific gets yet another cinematic reboot in Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros’ and Legendary […]Read more "“Kong: Skull Island” (B-)"
Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Scott Frank, James Mangold, & Michael Green Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, & Stephen Merchant Grade: B I’ve already expressed my feelings about the superhero genre twice here in my reviews for both Deadpool and Batman v Superman last year, and I don’t want to […]Read more "“Logan” (B)"
So, I understand that we’re already like two months into 2017, and everyone’s already had their fill of reminiscing about how terrible of a year 2016 was. But since the Academy Awards won’t be passed out until Sunday, I feel like I’m still (barely) within the acceptable time frame to have my say. So please […]Read more "Top 10 Films of 2016"
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Keanu Reeves Grade: B- Nicolas Winding Refn is one of my favourite directors, a purveyor of incredible visuals with little concern about how anyone feels about his films beyond himself. Maybe it’s […]Read more "“The Neon Demon” (B-)"
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux Grade: B I find it unfortunate that this was my first chance to experience a film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, as the concepts behind his pieces have always struck me as rather […]Read more "“The Lobster” (B)"