Annihilation Review: The Best Science Fiction Film In Years

Based on the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation is the latest movie endeavor into the science fiction genre. Starring Natalie Portman as Lena, she plays a biologist and former soldier whose military husband (Oscar Isaac) goes missing. Reappearing twelve months later as a shell of a man, Lena discovers that he embarked on a secret mission into a secret scientific anomaly known as the … Continue reading Annihilation Review: The Best Science Fiction Film In Years

Game Night Review

A film like Game Night lives for the absurd and unexpected. Pushing the audience to the limits of plausibility, yet somehow avoiding jumping the shark in the process. It does its best to show the audience a good time, all while throwing in laugh out loud plot twists and a variety of comedy styles (including deadpan, dark, situational, and even occasional gross-out comedy). Game Night … Continue reading Game Night Review

Early Man Review

I always talk about Studio Ghibli as the animation company that has the perfect track record of hit movies. Yet I neglect to ever speak on Aardman Animations, who has a flawless record of unique, stop-motion movies. From humble beginnings in the 1970s, Aardman has since created the popular character Morph, Wallace and Gromit, and numerous highly praised short films and feature films. Aardman’s newest … Continue reading Early Man Review

Peter Rabbit Review

When I heard Sony was making a live-action/CGI animated film of Peter Rabbit (based on the stories by Beatrix Potter), my mind immediately went to Sony Animation’s The Smurfs. A film so dull and manipulative that it practically invented the term “corporate pandering”, I was sure Peter Rabbit would suffer the same fate. Luckily, in some ways I was wrong. Meaning that Peter Rabbit had some redeeming qualities, … Continue reading Peter Rabbit 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

I, Tonya Review

There were many films of 2017 that I regrettably almost missed the first time around. Whether it be theatrical release delays or my inability to get out to the movies, I just about skipped out on some excellent film-going experiences. Including such wonderful hits as The Shape of Water, The Post, and the film I’m reviewing today, I, Tonya.  I, Tonya captures the rise and fall of the Olympic … Continue reading I, Tonya Review

The Shape of Water Review

From the talented mind of Guillermo del Toro comes one of the most highly praised and cherished films of 2017, The Shape of Water. Taking place during the early Cold War years, the story focuses on a mute U.S. government lab employee named Elisa (played wonderfully by Sally Hawkins). Living a quite isolated life, things change forever when she discovers a classified government secret in the … Continue reading The Shape of Water Review