“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

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”: Fun action, weak everything else

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” was directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch and Sally Hawkins. The film is a sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla” and is about the awakening of multiple “titans” around the globe, which leads to humanity depending on the almighty Godzilla to … More “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”: Fun action, weak everything else

“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

“Glass” is All Intrigue, No Payoff

“Glass” was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson and Anya Taylor-Joy. The film is a sequel to both 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2016’s “Split,” and is about David Dunn, Elijah Price, and Kevin Wendell Crumb coming together in a mental hospital to find out … More “Glass” is All Intrigue, No Payoff

“Sorry to Bother You” is Exciting, Unique but Flawed

“Sorry to Bother You” was written and directed by Boots Riley and stars Lakeith Steinfeld, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun and Armie Hammer. The film is about a young telemarketer who climbs his way up through the ranks using a special voice, and in the midst of his success, he faces moral dilemmas on what he … More “Sorry to Bother You” is Exciting, Unique but Flawed

“Avengers: Infinity War” Spoiler Review: Yeah, It’s Still Amazing

It’s been over three weeks now since I left “Avengers: Infinity War” ready to proclaim it one of the best movies that Marvel has ever created. Now, because I wanted to wait and see if my opinions changed and because I’m lazy, I am here, a full 23 days later, to discuss the film in … More “Avengers: Infinity War” Spoiler Review: Yeah, It’s Still Amazing

“Avengers: Infinity War” is an Ambitious, Master-Class Big-Budget Blockbuster

Well, it has all led to this. “Avengers: Infinity War” was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt and pretty much every Avenger you can think of. The film is about The Avengers, go figure, battling the mighty Thanos (Brolin), who … More “Avengers: Infinity War” is an Ambitious, Master-Class Big-Budget Blockbuster

“A Wrinkle in Time” is Ambitious, but a Complete Mess

An earlier version of this review was posted on The Lantern, check that out here “A Wrinkle in Time” was directed by Ava DuVernay and stars Storm Reid, Levi Miller and Deric McCabe. The film is based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle and is about, to the best of my ability, a girl and her … More “A Wrinkle in Time” is Ambitious, but a Complete Mess

“Annihilation” is a Groundbreaking Visceral Experience

An earlier version of this review was posted on The Lantern, check that out here “Annihilation” is written and directed by Alex Garland and stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Oscar Isaac. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer and is about a professor … More “Annihilation” is a Groundbreaking Visceral Experience