First Reformed is Paul Schrader’s masterpiece, and its story feels, in a away, close to my own.Read more "Political Faith: First Reformed and Contemporary American Evangelicalism"
Kenneth Branagh’s entertaining adaptation of Agatha Christie’s beloved novel strikes a puzzling balance between success and failure.Read more "“Murder on the Orient Express” (B-)"
Perfectly paced and aesthetically riveting on all accounts, “Blade Runner 2049” is unfortunately caught in its predecessor’s lofty shadow.Read more "“Blade Runner 2049” (B+)"
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film is more than a return to form – it’s the finest film of his career thus far.Read more "“mother!” (A)"
A blundering disappointment in spite of its potential, “It” is the biggest waste of a stellar cast of young actors since “Super 8.”Read more "“It” (C)"
The Safdie brother’s latest film is a wonderful, neon-soaked thriller doubling as a genius character study and a testament to brilliant acting.Read more "“Good Time” (A)"
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+)"