The Predator Review: An Inconvenient Truth

Apparently, the behavior of a Predator (one of the most iconic movie aliens of all time) doesn’t live up to its own animal kingdom namesake. In actuality, the predator acts more like a bass fisherman than an alien beast on the hunt for humans. Why is Predator on the hunt in the first place, you may ask? Well, because of global warming of course! At … Continue reading The Predator Review: An Inconvenient Truth

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

  After several major production issues plaguing its release, Solo: A Star Wars Story finally arrives to cautiously optimistic audiences everywhere. With directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired (replaced by Ron Howard), an editor canned, half the original film scrapped, and acting coaches galore, Solo was a ticking time bomb of disappointment. And after viewing it in a half-filled theater with not so excited … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Space Cop (2016) Review

Probably my biggest inspiration for pursuing film criticism (as well as one my favorite pastimes) is watching the film review-based web series of Red Letter Media. Often noted for their sardonic and hypercritical tone, Red Letter Media has helped to shape the way I view movies. The creators of RLM (Jay Bauman and Mike Stoklassa) have directed several of their own independent films in the past, … Continue reading Space Cop (2016) Review

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review (No Spoilers)

Opening to thunderous applause from audiences everywhere is Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  After what I feel was a strong predecessor (not including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which I felt was rather underwhelming), I was very excited to see what direction Star Wars would be taken in. With the Resistance on the ropes and the First Order hot on their trail, … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review (No Spoilers)

Blade Runner 2049 Review

As a lifelong follower of the science fiction genre, Blade Runner has always been revered as a classic. Pioneering many awe-inspiring visuals that films today look to for guidance. While I respect Blade Runner for its visual achievements, emotionally the film has done very little for me. I find it a bit mundane and heavy-handed, with little going for it other than the artistic style. In … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 Review

It Review

The choice to remake a popular horror film is far from a new concept. And with Hollywood’s recent drought of creativity, the horror genre has become stale, boring, unexciting, and lacking any passion from the filmmaker’s end. Occasionally something unique will slip through the cracks (It Comes at Night comes to mind), but more often than not we get unoriginal slop (Poltergeist (2015), Rings, Annabelle, and … Continue reading It Review