Review: Netflix’s ‘The Wonder’ – A Study on Perspective

“We are nothing without stories, and so we invite you to believe in this one." A camera panning over a soundstage with Niamh Algar’s voice-over opens Netflix’s The Wonder. An odd way to begin a period piece, director Sebastián Lelio starts audiences off behind the scenes with a narration about fact vs. fiction. The scene … Continue reading Review: Netflix’s ‘The Wonder’ – A Study on Perspective

Review: A Whole New ‘Strange World’ for You and Me

The Walt Disney studios first released a full-length animated movie in 1937, a full eighty-five years ago. Eighty- five years before that, the United States was still 9 years away from engaging in civil war. Perhaps a strange way to begin a review, but not without context. Eighty-five years is a long time when generational … Continue reading Review: A Whole New ‘Strange World’ for You and Me

Bones and All - Luca Guadagnino Top 10 Films of 2022

“Bones and All” is NOT an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

After having worked together on 2017’s Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino and Timothee Chalamet pair up once more for Bones and All. Both movies tell the story of outcast lovers trying to find their place in the world. Both movies take place during the 1980s and are shot immaculately against stunning but different … Continue reading “Bones and All” is NOT an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or in the case of Netflix’s Do Revenge, best served by others. Set in the world of rich and privileged high school students, Do Revenge looks to take its place in the history of high school movies by adding its own progressive vision to the genre. Drea (Camila … Continue reading Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

‘Hocus Pocus’ – Revisiting Disney’s 1993 Cult Classic

Perform a quick Google search of “Millenials and no…” and the first topic suggested is millennials and nostalgia. At this point, it is common knowledge that the millennial generation, for better or worse, is known as the nostalgia generation. The answer to whether there is any basis for this will not be discussed in this … Continue reading ‘Hocus Pocus’ – Revisiting Disney’s 1993 Cult Classic

Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ – Something Wicked This Way Comes

What does it mean to be human? A question not too easily answered but definitely pondered throughout history. Perhaps an all-encompassing answer does not exist. From the onset of our existence until our passing, our lives are defined by experiences that shape who we are and how we perceive and react to the world around … Continue reading Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Inside the Mind of a Cat: Fluffiest Movie of the Year

According to Netflix’s new documentary Inside the Mind of a Cat, cats have overtaken dogs as the most popular pets in Japan. It is a wonder then that very little is known about these mysterious creatures when compared to dogs. Animal documentarian Andy Mitchell aims to shed some light on cats behavior with the help … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Cat: Fluffiest Movie of the Year

2012 Retrospective: Abraham ‘Lincoln’ – Vote Hunter

Ten years ago, two movies about Abraham Lincoln were released. In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Honest Abe hunts vampires, while in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln the President hunts for votes. Let’s revisit Spielberg’s movie, shall we? Lincoln takes place in 1865, near the end of the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln must now find a way … Continue reading 2012 Retrospective: Abraham ‘Lincoln’ – Vote Hunter