“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

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” is a fun, adventurous post-Endgame entry

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” was directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Samuel L. Jackson. The film takes place following “Avengers: Endgame,” and is about Spider-Man being pushed into this new role as the… ***ENDGAME SPOILER INCOMING*** …potential new Tony Stark while a new threat arises on his … More “Spider-Man: Far from Home” is a fun, adventurous post-Endgame entry

“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

“Toy Story 4” keeps one of film’s greatest franchises at the top

“Toy Story 4” was directed by Josh Cooley and stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. The film is about a new toy named “Forky” that is created by Bonnie, who creates trouble for the rest of the gang when he has no interest in staying with them, … More “Toy Story 4” keeps one of film’s greatest franchises at the top

“Dark Phoenix” puts once lively X-Men franchise on life support

“Dark Phoenix” was written and directed by Simon Kinberg and stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jessica Chastain. The film is the fourth in the most recent “X-Men” franchise, with this one focusing on Jean Grey, who begins to develop immensely strong powers that have the potential to corrupt her mind … More “Dark Phoenix” puts once lively X-Men franchise on life support

“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

“Booksmart” shows new life in an old genre

“Booksmart” was directed by Olivia Wilde and stars Kaitlyn Deaver, Beanie Feldstein and Jason Sudeikis. The film is about a pair of high school seniors who decide they need to have fun on their final night before graduation after both focusing almost entirely on their grades during their entire school careers. On the surface, this … More “Booksmart” shows new life in an old genre

“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