Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen Written by: Joel & Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Grade: C It’s always a minor event of sorts whenever the Coen brothers finish and share their latest film. The duo’s influence in the last 25+ years has been astounding, and they’re never afraid to violate […]Read more "“Hail, Caesar!” (C)"
Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu Written by: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (based in part on the novel by Michael Punke) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Grade: B+ I had a lot of mixed feelings about The Revenant in its immediate aftermath, and I still have them nearly 48 hours removed. […]Read more "“The Revenant” (B+)"
Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford IMDb Grade: A- It’s been far too long that the cinema has been bereft of a great sci-fi/fantasy series. After I walked out of my early morning screening of the latest Star Wars film, […]Read more "“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (A-)"
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson Written by: Emma Donaghue (based on her novel of the same name) Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen IMDb Grade: A It’s hard to know what to say about Room without saying too much. I have so many things I want to express about my experience with this film, yet […]Read more "“Room” (A)"
Directed by: Stephen Spielberg Written by: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda IMDb Grade: B+ A morally upright and headstrong lawyer is caught up in Cold War espionage in the latest picture from the ever-present Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies. It’s also yet another impressive film from the […]Read more "“Bridge of Spies” (B+)"