3.5 out of 5 stars (Above Average) The original Maleficent is a dark horse in Disney’s live-action remakes lineup. Its choice to reframe the title character from a malevolent villainess to a scorned anti-hero divided audiences and critics alike, but was still a huge financial success. Now, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil concludes the story by… Continue Reading
After College Years: 2017-Present
Reviews posted here were written after I graduated from college in 2017. They are the most analytical of my reviews, but still have my sprinkles of humor. I feel that I have finally hit my stride here, but, as any good writer, am always looking for ways to improve. Enjoy!
2.8 out of 5 stars (decent) The Addams Family is another surprising example of an idea that shouldn’t work as well as it does. Based on the comic strips by Charles Addams and classic 60’s show, this animated revamp retains the morbid humor of its source (though toned down a bit for a family audience),… Continue Reading
2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Joker may well be the most controversial film of the year. From the moment its first trailer dropped, peoples’ reactions have varied across the board, some calling the film a masterpiece and others deeming it a dangerous film in our society. Personally, I think Joker is like a stand-up… Continue Reading
2 out of 5 stars for nonfans, 3.5 out of 5 stars according to a fan This review was requested by Peggy Thomas. Thanks for being a great mom. I never watched Downton Abbey. I know of its importance in pop culture and have seen a few YouTube compilations of funny lines from Maggie Smith’s… Continue Reading
3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Hate Crime is a film we need right now. With depressingly escalating numbers of school shootings, racially-motivated bombings, and, unfortunately, hate crimes flooding the news headlines, it is easy to become numb to the death toll and forget the gravity of human loss that comes from these crimes. … Continue Reading
2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Hustlers wants desperately to be Goodfellas for women. It’s a fact-based story about a group of people who use their knowledge of a dirty profession to manipulate their customers and rise to power that has style, wall to wall music, and a career-best performance by Jennifer Lopez. The key… Continue Reading