Roma Review

I didn’t hear anything about Roma until I heard everything about it. A foreign film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Roma has been showered with praise by critics and received numerous awards, as well as several 2019 Academy Award nominations. As soon as Netflix acquired the rights and began distributing it, word of mouth began to spread. Roma was, in fact, the first film in over a … Continue reading Roma Review

The Old Man & the Gun Review

Some men rob banks just for the heck of it. Because the thrill of the chase is just too pleasing and satisfying to pass on. At least, that was the mindset of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), a bank robber and escape artist known for escaping prison more than a dozen times. Tucker was recognized as the guy who commits armed robbery in the kindest and most respectful … Continue reading The Old Man & the Gun Review

The Post Review

What I assume will be my last belated review from 2017, The Post was one of the more politically motivated (and dividing) films of the year. Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Post focuses on American newspaper publisher Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), who recently inherited ownership of the Washington Post. Graham works feverishly with editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) in an attempt to play catch-up with … Continue reading The Post Review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Rarely do films have the capacity to tackle social issues with such intelligence and insight as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Set in a small, quaint country town, a local woman (Frances McDormand) rents out three decaying billboards along a deserted road. With these billboards, she creates a controversial message directed at the revered police chief of Ebbing, Missouri, William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). What follows is … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Story of 90 Coins Review (Short Film)

“Don’t let a promise become just a beautiful memory”, a poignant message from the Chinese short film The Story of 90 Coins. The directorial debut of Malaysian filmmaker Michael Wong, The Story of 90 Coins is quick with its pacing, and poetic with its words. The film stars Han Dongjun and Zhuang Zhiqi as two young lovers in the modern world. The man makes a promise … Continue reading The Story of 90 Coins Review (Short Film)

Hidden Figures Review

Hidden Figures is the new drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, depicting the careers of female Black mathematicians working for NASA in the sixties. Hidden Figures focus on three of these women specifically, Mary Jackson (Janelle Manáe), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), and Katherine Globe (Taraji Henson). The story focuses mostly on Katherine, as she attempts to overcome the prejudice of her coworkers and help send John Glenn … Continue reading Hidden Figures Review