4.5 out of 5 stars (one of the best films I’ve seen this year) I have rarely enjoyed documentaries. While some have sparked my interest (namely Super Size Me, March of the Penguins, and a few vegan diet docs my dad showed me), I have largely ignored the genre because of its tendency to explore… 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!
5 out of 5 stars (Classic) Jordan Peele’s Us is the first standout horror film of 2019. The follow-up to his 2017 debut Get Out, Peele comes into his own here as a director, with hypnotizing camerawork and a white-knuckle script that sees star Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) deliver her best performance to date. Us… Continue Reading
2.5 out of 5 stars (Decent) This review was requested by Michael Deak. Thanks for keeping the laughs coming. Growing up, I had two fabulous babysitters. They would play action figures with me, dress up barbies with my younger sister, and keep us entertained until our parents got home from Bunco. I can almost assure… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average) for non-fans, 4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of its genre) for series fans Ask most kids from the early 2000’s, and they’ll recall fond memories of Disney Channel’s classic animated action-comedy Kim Possible, a show following a teenage girl as she fought to balance the… Continue Reading
3.7 out of 5 stars (highly above average) MTV’s Teen Wolf is a prime example of how to do a reboot correctly. Based on the 1985 cult comedy of the same name, this series takes its premise in a darker, more thrilling direction while maintaining a witty sense of humor about itself. While fans of… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (Average) Kevin Hart has built a career around his persona. Loud, honest, and often funny, Hart has entertained audiences in standup routines and movies catered to his rapid-fire style of humor. The Upside shows a quieter, more relatable version of Hart that shows his potential for dramatic roles while still providing… Continue Reading