3.6 out of 5 stars (Slightly Above Average) Booksmart is one of the most refreshing, funny, and intelligent movies I’ve seen this year. The directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, the film has been compared to and marketed as a female version of Superbad, a “classic” comedy I did not enjoy. However, Kaitlyn Dever (TV’s Last… 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) Pokemon: Detective Pikachu shouldn’t work. Based on the titular video game and expanded Pokemon media, it’s a surprisingly dark detective noir with Ryan Reynolds humor aimed more at older fans than young kids. Despite my limited Poke-knowledge, I found Pokemon: Detective Pikachu a flawed but surprisingly enjoyable offering with great… Continue Reading
5 out of 5 stars (One of the best in its genre) This review is as spoiler-free as possible. A spoiler-filled review is coming soon. After months of speculation, cryptic trailers, and even a few online leaks, Avengers: EndGame has arrived. The swan song of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: EndGame will undoubtedly dry the eyes… Continue Reading
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
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