2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Thank you to Cedric Jouarie for reaching out to me for this review. The film discusses sexual assault. It is in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. The Very Last Day is a solid but uneven movie. Written, produced, and directed by Cedric Jouarie, it begins as a slow-paced yet… 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 I’ve seen) Thank you to KVT Productions for reaching out to me for this review. Though this review is negative, I wish the filmmakers the best in their future endeavors. In 2004, an indie horror film called Saw took the world by storm. It was a… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average) Thank you to Mimetic Entertainment for reaching out to me for this review. In my 1917 review, I stated that I’m not a fan of the one-shot gimmick. This is when the filmmaker shoots the entire movie in one shot (or edits several takes together to appear as if… Continue Reading
2.5 out of 5 stars (Decent) Just Say Goodbye is about teen suicide. Thank you to producer and screenwriter Layla O’Shea and director/producer Matt Walting for reaching out to me for this review. I am excluding the spoilery trailer. Just Say Goodbye is a mixed bag. It’s a well-acted drama about teen suicide prevention whose… Continue Reading
2.5 out of 5 stars (Decent) Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is an R-rated cartoon disguised as a superhero movie. Colorful visuals, acidic humor, and energetic action pervade every frame, confidently carried by a rockin soundtrack and dedicated performances from Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor. Sadly, an underdeveloped supporting… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average) A good video game movie is as rare as a clear city highway at 5:00: Sure it might happen once in a blue moon, but for the most part, video game movies fail and you’re sitting in traffic for a long time. Thankfully, Sonic The Hedgehog confidently breaks that… Continue Reading