“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” shines bright through DiCaprio and Pitt

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The film is about an actor who is on the brink of losing relevancy and his stunt double in Hollywood in 1969, all while being the neighbor to Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. … More “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” shines bright through DiCaprio and Pitt

“The Lion King” (2019) is a bland, uninspired waste of time

The 2019 rendition of “The Lion King” was directed by Jon Favreau and stars Donald Glover, Beyoncé, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner. The film is a CGI remake of the 1994 original, which is about a young lion named Simba who must learn how to become the next king under … More “The Lion King” (2019) is a bland, uninspired waste of time

“Midsommar” is uncomfortable, horrific, bizarre… and near perfection

“Midsommar” was written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter and Vilhelm Blomgren. The film is about a group of friends who travel to Sweden to visit a small town’s mid-summer festival which at first seems gorgeous, but quickly turns into nightmare fuel. Aster set the … More “Midsommar” is uncomfortable, horrific, bizarre… and near perfection

“Yesterday” is fun enough to honor its clever concept

“Yesterday” was directed by Danny Boyle and stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran. The film is about a musician named Jack who wakes up into a world that does not know that The Beatles existed, which leads to him performing their songs and earning all of the acclaim for … More “Yesterday” is fun enough to honor its clever concept

“Game of Thrones” Season 8: A mixed bag that needed more episodes

“Game of Thrones” was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who also wrote the entirety of the eighth season, and is based on the book “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by George R.R. Martin. The show stars a whole bunch of people, including Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Masie … More “Game of Thrones” Season 8: A mixed bag that needed more episodes

‘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