“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” solidifies franchise at top of action genre

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” was directed by Chad Stahelski and stars Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos and Asia Kate Dillon. The film is the third in the franchise based around, you guessed it, John Wick, the top assassin in the business who is now on the run from every other … More “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” solidifies franchise at top of action genre

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’: A fine movie elevated by Efron’s excellence

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” was directed by Joe Berlinger and stars Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario and John Malkovich. The film is based on the true story of Ted Bundy, a mass serial killer that gained a public image for his charisma and very public trial for his crimes. This film follows … More ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’: A fine movie elevated by Efron’s excellence

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Can’t Land the Finish

“Bad Times at the El Royale” was written and directed by Drew Goddard and stars Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Lewis Pullman. The film is about a group of strangers who meet at the El Royale hotel, where various people have secrets that get every person in the hotel … More “Bad Times at the El Royale” Can’t Land the Finish

“The Happytime Murders” is a Grossly Unfunny Pile of Garbage

“The Happytime Murders” was directed by Brian Henson and stars Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph and Elizabeth Banks. The film is about a string of murders based around a puppet TV show that leads to two ex-partners, one detective and one puppet who is hated by the entire police force, that must come together … More “The Happytime Murders” is a Grossly Unfunny Pile of Garbage

“BlacKkKlansman” is Funny, Powerful and Important

“BlacKkKlansman” was directed by Spike Lee and stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace. The film is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in his Colorado town, who went undercover using a white surrogate to successfully infiltrate and gain information on the Ku Klux … More “BlacKkKlansman” is Funny, Powerful and Important

“Ocean’s 8” is a Fun, But Overly Safe Heist Film

“Ocean’s 8” was written and directed by Gary Ross and stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling. The film is a spin-off of the “Ocean’s” trilogy in the 2000s starring George Clooney, and is about Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie, and her plan to steal a $150 million diamond necklace using her … More “Ocean’s 8” is a Fun, But Overly Safe Heist Film

“Fifty Shades Freed” is 50,000 Shades of Absolute Garbage

WARNING: NSFW, I can’t hold back all profanity through my rage “Fifty Shades Freed” is directed by James Foley and stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Eric Johnson. This film is the third and final installment in this absolutely terrible “Fifty Shades” trilogy based on the “Twilight” fan-fiction novels by E.L. James, and it is … More “Fifty Shades Freed” is 50,000 Shades of Absolute Garbage

“Murder on the Orient Express” is a Well-Performed Dud

“Murder on the Orient Express” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Branagh, as well as Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, and Penélope Cruz. The film is based on the novel by Agatha Christie, as well as the 1974 film of the same name and is about a train ride that turns … More “Murder on the Orient Express” is a Well-Performed Dud

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a Stunning Mix of Comedy and Heartbreak

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” or, as I will be calling it for the rest of the review to avoid the overly long name, “Three Billboards” is written and directed by Martin McDonagh and stars Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Caleb Landry Jones, and Lucas Hedges, and is about a mother that puts up, … More “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a Stunning Mix of Comedy and Heartbreak