2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Thank you to Tricoast Entertainment and Rock Salt Releasing for reaching out to me for this review. My Hindu Friend is a film carried by its lead performance. The final film by Hector Babenco before his death in 2016, it’s an artsy drama about a man’s slow recovery from… 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!
1.5 out of 5 stars (One of the Worst of the Year) I don’t like Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. While it has received near-universal adoration from audiences and critics, I was alternately bored, confused, and frustrated. I loved the 1994 version, so what went wrong? In my opinion, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women entirely misunderstands its… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average). Like Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, Reality Queen! is a hilarious takedown of a certain kind of celebrity that you will either recognize and enjoy, or wonder why your older friends are laughing. In this case, the target is early 2000’s reality TV stars, with a Paris Hilton-inspired… Continue Reading
2 out of 5 stars (Has some good moments, but is overall bad) Note: Black Christmas is about sexual assault on college campuses. If that subject is uncomfortable for you, I advise skipping this film. Black Christmas is the 2nd remake of a cult classic 1970’s slasher about a group of sorority sisters surviving masked… Continue Reading
4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of the year) I didn’t grow up loving Mister Rogers. While his soothing voice and quiet demeanor lured my younger self to sleep, I have since grown to appreciate Rogers for addressing real-world topics with kids rather than talking down to them. Similarly, A Beautiful Day in… Continue Reading
2.4 out of 5 stars (Almost Decent) Frozen II is one of the most disappointing movies of the year. Its story is unfocused, its songs are forgettable and over-produced, and the ever-shifting tone prevents you from fully engaging with it. However, the animation is once again beautiful, some individual scenes hint at what could have… Continue Reading