2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Widows has all the ingredients for a fun and thought-provoking heist movie. A solid cast, talented writer (Gillian Flynn, of Gone Girl) and director (Steve McQueen, of 12 Years a Slave), and some decent action. However, Widows fails as both fun heist film and thoughtful commentary due to bad… 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 out of 5 stars (Has Some Good Moments, But Is Overall Bad) The Harry Potter series is one of the most successful and respected fantasy epics of our time. J.K. Rowling captivated both readers and audiences with her story of a young boy who discovers the existence of magic and ultimately must fight to… Continue Reading
5 out of 5 Grinches (A Classic) With the release of Illumination Entertainments’ adaptation of The Grinch out in theaters, I decided to re-examine the previous adaptations to see how the new one stacks up. This is a review of the 1966 cartoon. Some might think reviewing the 1966 adaptation of How the Grinch Stole… Continue Reading
2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) White Boy Rick is one of those movies that doesn’t quite work. It has a decent cast and potentially outrageous story, but makes the crucial mistake of playing the material seriously rather than off the wall. In the right hands, this could… Continue Reading
1.5 out of 5 stars (one of the worst of the year) Watching The House With a Clock in its Walls is like being on a massive sugar high: It’s way too fast, very confusing, and eventually causes you as a viewer to crash and fight falling asleep. Why horror director Eli Roth and Supernatural… Continue Reading
3.5 out of 5 stars (Above Average) A Simple Favor may well be the most ambitious and outrageous film so far this year. Director Paul Feig (Spy, The Heat) has outdone himself here, crafting a darkly comedic and endlessly twisty thriller with wonderful performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, the latter of which has… Continue Reading