Review: ‘Bardo’ is the Maximalist Film You Love to See

It's hard to feel bad for successful people. Even when life becomes difficult for them, they can rest easy knowing that professional validation and financial wealth keep them afloat. Few would feel sympathy for Alejandro González Iñárritu, the winner of back-to-back Directing Oscars in 2015 and 2016. The very legitimate question, "what do I do … Continue reading Review: ‘Bardo’ is the Maximalist Film You Love to See

Review: ‘The Inspection’ is Among the Year’s Best Debuts

The last few years have seen a rise in auto-biographical storytelling. With directors having the opportunity to make their passion projects, we're seeing an uptick in nostalgic filmmaking. However, The Inspection from newcomer Elegance Bratton does not look back on his youth with fondness. Instead, his debut film as a director focuses on the toughest … Continue reading Review: ‘The Inspection’ is Among the Year’s Best Debuts

Review: ‘The Menu’ Surprises with the Best Ensemble of the Year with Killer Commentary

The restaurant world has changed immensely in the past decade. While there have always been celebrity chefs, social media has boosted seemingly unknown talents to superstardom. Creating foods that go viral on TikTok became as important as a good meal. The experiential platform of restaurants has become a sought-after commodity. What was once a mystery … Continue reading Review: ‘The Menu’ Surprises with the Best Ensemble of the Year with Killer Commentary

Review: ‘Bones & All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

One of the most unique filmmakers working today, Luca Guadagnino can traverse nearly any genre on paper. The man was once known for his showy visuals, most prominently in I Am Love and Call Me By Your Name. However, each of those films featured undeniable power from the lead performers, marrying unique imagery with a … Continue reading Review: ‘Bones & All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

Review: ‘Is That Black Enough For You?!?’ Celebrates an Integral Moment in Film History

Transitioning from the world of criticism to the director's chair can be a daunting task. Some critics have done it over time, but outside of Peter Bogdonovich, few have stuck the landing. However, few critics approach the medium quite like Elvis Mitchell. Mitchell, a former critic for the New York Times and KCRW in Los … Continue reading Review: ‘Is That Black Enough For You?!?’ Celebrates an Integral Moment in Film History

Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Pushes Friendships to the Brink

Every relationship has its rocky roads. How the relationship shapes each person in it will change at times, but few will push to the point of violence. Even rarer are those that create self-harm. Yet The Banshees of Inisherin, by writer and director Martin McDonagh, seems hellbent on making you laugh every step of the … Continue reading Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Pushes Friendships to the Brink

Review: ‘Good Night Oppy’ Delivers Hope and Personal Stakes to an Adventure in the Stars

The idea of traveling to Mars has long fascinated creatives and scientists. Apart from those who believe a settlement on Mars is merely a matter of time, the planet has long drawn interest. Its similarity to Earth cannot be ignored, yet its inhospitable nature makes us wonder what might have been. Perhaps more importantly, it … Continue reading Review: ‘Good Night Oppy’ Delivers Hope and Personal Stakes to an Adventure in the Stars

Review: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Lays on the Satire Thick, Even When the Joke is Obvious

For eons, storytellers have found humor in poking fun at the most privileged in our society. While there has always been entertainment for the rich, satire and comedy found themselves more relatable to mass audiences when they mocked high society. At a certain point, the clothes and beauty become too extravagant. Directed Ruben Östlund turns … Continue reading Review: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Lays on the Satire Thick, Even When the Joke is Obvious

2022 Limited Series Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

We’re here for the last night of the Primetime Emmys. In most years, I would have gone back and forth over predictions. I’ll let you know that this is not one of those articles. This is a soft prediction night from me. Really, I’m here to spread the gospel of my favorite shows and tell … Continue reading 2022 Limited Series Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

2022 Drama Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

We’re here for the last night of the Primetime Emmys. In most years, I would have gone back and forth over predictions. I’ll let you know that this is not one of those articles. This is a soft prediction night from me. Really, I’m here to spread the gospel of my favorite shows and tell … Continue reading 2022 Drama Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night