Note: This is a paper that I wrote and presented at the EAPSU Shared Spaces Conference in April of 2017. I thought it would be appropriate for the site as it discusses Citizen Kane (thought to be one of greatest films ever made) in great detail. I would like to personally thank Dr. Christina Rieger for all… Continue Reading
College Years: 2013-2017
Reviews contained here were written during my tumultuous college years. I expanded my reviews from new releases to "oldies" (at this point the 1980s is the oldest I would go), and finally learned how to properly implement photos into my articles. My wit became a bit snarkier during this time, but my reviews also became more analytical. That said, I always tried to find the positives in films, rather than become cynical and jaded. Enjoy!
1.5 out of 5 stars (one of the worst of the year) I walked into Logan Lucky expecting to be entertained by a breezy crime comedy. Brought to us by Steven Soderbergh (the man behind the hit-and-miss Oceans trilogy), Lucky has the potential to be in that vein; fast, funny dialogue combined with charismatic performances. … Continue Reading
3.5 out of 5 stars (Above Average) Note: Upon rewatching the film in preparation for Spider-Man: Far From Home, I realized that I was somewhat wrong here. This is a bit subtler than previous Spidey outings, and I went into this annoyed about another reboot of the character. Now, 2 years later, I can happily say… Continue Reading
2 out of 5 stars (has good moments, but is overall bad) Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pixar. They have provided my generation with animated classics finding heart, humor, and emotion in ideas that seem poised to fail. However, Pixar’s track record as of late has been very hit-and-miss, alternating between tear-inducing… Continue Reading
5 out of 5 stars (One of the Best of its franchise) Logan is one of the most hyped superhero movies of this or any year, with brilliant marketing, a fan-praised hard-R rating, and the final performance by Hugh Jackman in the role of most people’s favorite superhero. It is an emotional night for me as… Continue Reading
5 out of 5 stars (one of my favorite movies) David Cronenberg’s The Fly is one of my favorite horror movies. It has relatable characters, a fascinating story, and fantastic practical effects that hold up just as well now as they did back in 1986. While this “body-horror” film will certainly be too much for… Continue Reading