"The Forgiven" (2022) Review: A Desert Drama Where the Mouth is Faster Than the Gun
A drama starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Caleb Landry Jones, and Christopher Abbott is enough to get anyone's attention. Sadly, The Forgiven is just a gossiping circle of boredom set in the desert where everyone can't wait to stab their friends in the back with insults.
“Hustle” (2022) Movie Review: The Good and The Bad
"Hustle" (2022) is an entertaining basketball movie that sheds light on the sport's culture and the struggles that players face to participate.
Review of Bishop T.D. Jakes' Movies Based on the Seven Deadly Sins
Bishop T.D. Jakes does more than preach and host large conferences. He also produces movies on Lifetime.
"Business Proposal" (2022) K-Drama Review
A lot of people are excited about "Business Proposal," which is one of the most talked about Korean rom-coms on Netflix right now. They are played by Kim Se-Jeong as Shin Ha-Ri, and Ahn Hyo-Seop as Kang Tae-Moo, two strangers who get into trouble after a blind date goes wrong.
11 Movies Like "Joker" That Are Absolutely Brilliant
Are you looking for movies like "Joker"? You've come to the right place.
Revisiting "Rock Star" - Mark Wahlberg Goes Metal!
In 2001's "Rock Star," Mark Wahlberg plays Chris "Izzy" Cole, a yokel tribute band singer who gets to live out his dream of fronting his favorite heavy metal band.
"The Fountain" - Love as an Antidote to Finality
The Fountain, a visual road trip through life, death, and everything in between. Often self-indulgent with symbolism and meaning, but hey, it's fiction. This article explains themes of the movie in regards to mortality, enlightenment, and how the story functions on three existential planes.
“The Battery” Review – A Tale of Baseball & Survival
The Battery mostly focuses on two friends living in a zombie-infested world. Life as it is, surviving zombies and baseball.
"Mainstream" (2021) Review: Eat the Art
From Gia Coppola, the comedy-drama film "Mainstream" stars Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, and Jason Schwartzman. The film addresses what we're willing to sacrifice to become famous on the internet. Is throwing everyone we know under the bus worth a few more likes or follows?
Fantaspoa 2021 - "Kontora" Review
As a black and white drama shrouded in mystery, Kontora takes the two and a half hour scenic route to the meaning behind a grandfather's diary, buried treasure, and a man who can only walk backwards. This film is a part of the Brazilian film festival known as Fantaspoa 2021.
A Review of "Taxi Driver": The Peak of Scorsese in the 70s
“You talking to me, you talking to me? Are you talking to me?” My review of Taxi Driver.
"Schindler’s List": Telling a Story Through Editing and Cinematography
How Steven Spielberg uses the two important elements of the film to tell an emotional story.
"Panda Bear It" (2020) Review: A Rapper Becomes an Endangered Species
"Panda Bear It" is a micro-budget indie film written and directed by Evan Kidd and starring Damien Elliot Bynum. The film is now available to stream on Amazon Prime (for free for Prime members!).
On the Streets of the Bronx: 'A Bronx Tale' Soundtrack
'A Bronx Tale' is a masterpiece from the mind's of Jazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro. Music features heavily in the film, around both the characters and the world they live in. This article takes a closer listen to the use of music in arguably one of the greatest gangster films to date.
"Big Night": Soundtrack and Silence
"Big Night" is a hidden gem masterpiece co-directed, co-produced, and co-written by household name Stanley Tucci. It's a beautifully quaint film that boasts an extraordinary soundtrack. Let's take a closer listen to how the soundtrack shapes this wonderful film.
"Sorcerer" (1977) - A Tense Battle Against Destiny
This article is a review of the movie "Sorcerer", which ultimately turned out to be a great but pessimistic ride.
Review: "Da 5 Bloods" (2020)
Even if Spike Lee’s fantastic new film Da 5 Bloods hadn’t debuted this week (on Netflix), it still would be one of the most powerful and resonant films of the year. Arriving as it does, however, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests and national unrest, helps it hit home that much more...
"Eyes Wide Shut": An Essay on the Nature of Desire
This essay is meant to reveal some of the arguments for the depth and meaning of Kubrick's last film. I will talk about the use of music, color, and the underlying symbolism present in the form of dreams and desires. There will be spoilers ahead.
Whatever Happened to Susanna Kaysen? (The Subject and Author of "Girl, Interrupted")
Susanna Kaysen's memoir, "Girl, Interrupted", inspired the film by the same name starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. More importantly, it helped to foster open dialogues about mental illness, but whatever happened to Kaysen after the events of her book?
"10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up" Movie Review
At a surprisingly brief 74 minutes, writer-director Galt Niederhoffer’s "10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up" feels like it ends just as it gets going. Read my full review of the film.
'The Revenant' Film Review: When Men Began to Leave Their Mark
Here we review "The Revenant," a gritty but beautifully shot film.
'At Eternity's Gate' Review: The Final Years of Vincent van Gogh
Actor Willem Dafoe brilliantly plays Vincent van Gogh in the 2018 film 'At Eternity's Gate.' Here is my review.
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) Review: Dance Dance Prostitution
Quentin Tarantino returns with a film about the 1960s, dancing, a washed up actor, dancing, a stuntman turned chauffeur, dancing, Charles Manson, dancing, hitchhiking, and some more dancing. It's long, it's wordy, and one of the highlights is Brad Pitt talking to a dog.