Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film may not have the strength and scope of her previous two, but it’s demonstrative of an artist still near the top of her game.Read more "“Detroit” (B+)"
David Leitch’s first solo outing has the glitz of John Wick but not the heart.Read more "“Atomic Blonde” (B-)"
Christopher Nolan fixes many of the mistakes that ruined “Interstellar,” but ultimately is still hamstrung by his own design.Read more "“Dunkirk” (B)"
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: Byron Howard & Rich Moore Written by: Jared Bush & Phil Johnston Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Grade: B It shouldn’t be too controversial of a statement (I hope) that Disney have been off their game for the last 20-odd years. The once groundbreaking studio arguably hasn’t produced a truly great […]Read more "“Zootopia” (B)"
Directed by: Robert Eggers Written by: Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw Grade: B+ With the slasher and torture-porn subgenres having mostly withered away while indie directors are afforded more and more creative licence to explore new ideas, I feel as though horror is entering a new renaissance. Sure, there […]Read more "“The Witch” (B+)"
Directed by: Tim Miller Written by: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (based on the character by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza) Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein Grade: B+ I’ll probably alienate half of the people that read this blog with the following paragraph, but here it goes anyway. I don’t really care […]Read more "“Deadpool” (B+)"
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+)"