I have to admit when I first heard about this title years ago I assumed it was a cheap sequel to George A Romero's classic The Night of the Living Dead (1968). While it does owe a debt to that seminal zombie film, Dan O'Bannon's update carves out its own place in the zombie canon by … Continue reading Horror-thon Review: THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985)
A balls-to-the-wall action/thriller that succeeds on every level. Bring your heart pills, you'll need them.
Paul Schrader's rumination on faith, frailty, and loss is thought-provoking and raises many important questions. Unfortunately, it answers most of them for you.
The massive culmination of the entire Marvel universe is a sight to see, but it's not without flaws.
I'm fresh out of a packed theater that just witnessed the culmination of 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I'm honestly a little lost for words, and I'm not usually one to write immediately after a movie ends without parsing my thoughts, but I can't shake some feelings. First of all, I enjoyed the … Continue reading Review: AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR (2018)
Movies based on books rarely turn out better than the book, but when the book is a much-maligned (by the pseudo-intellectual, at least) piece of pop-culture pulp and the movie adaptation is directed by Steven Spielberg, something has to give. Having read the book and finding it to be simple entertainment directed at gamers and … Continue reading Review: READY PLAYER ONE (2018)
Alex Garland's heady sci-fi thriller is everything you would want in a genre film, if you're willing to bring your brain to the theater.
Ryan Coogler elevates the superhero genre to unforeseen heights with the power of representation. All Hail the King.
I've been meaning to write something about Lady Bird since I first saw it (I've seen it twice now) but I've struggled to find a proper analysis. There are things I love about the film and there are things that bug me about it, so I decided to do a case for and a case … Continue reading LADY BIRD: The Case for….and Against
Full of wit, beauty and intelligence, Terrence Davies' portrait of the brilliant poet Emily Dickinson is triumphant and bittersweet.