3 out of 5 stars (average) Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood is the newest film from Quentin Tarantino, and it’s unlike any of his others. He isn’t exploring any deep themes, giving us nuanced characters, or making a statement about old Hollywood. With this film Tarantino has gotten many of his previous collaborators together… 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!
4.5 out of 5 stars (one of the best of the year) The original Lion King changed the game for Disney with its Shakespearean-inspired story, beautiful animation, and catchy songs that are still loved today. So naturally, Disney chose to remake it using photorealistic animation (Meaning the lions and environments look like real lions and environments). … Continue Reading
3.4 out of 5 stars (slightly above average) Brightburn is Not a Superhero movie. It may be about a young boy who crash-lands on Earth from an alien spaceship to two well-meaning farmers, but this kid is no Superman. He’s a ruthless killer with superhuman abilities. Brightburn is a fun, bloody horror spin on the… Continue Reading
4 out of 5 stars for Spidey fans, 3 out of 5 for nonfans. Spider-Man: Far From Home is one of the most bizarre superhero movies I’ve ever seen. The action is bigger, the plot is zanier, but it lacks the heart and subtlety of its predecessor. While the first half suffers from pacing issues,… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average) Child’s Play is one of the better modern horror remakes. A reboot of the ongoing slasher series about a kids’ toy possessed by a serial killer, this film trades in the supernatural for technological horror and has unexpected dark humor. Add iconic voice actor Mark Hamill as Chucky and… Continue Reading
5 out of 5 stars (Classic) I didn’t want a Toy Story 4. The series was a nearly perfect trilogy, and Pixar’s new crop of sequels had been solid but slightly disappointing. Each of them missed what we had loved about the original films, relying more on nostalgia than strong scripts. Thankfully, Toy Story 4… Continue Reading