Spoiler-Free Review: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Delivers the Most Emotional MCU Film to Date

The passing of Chadwick Boseman was a seismic moment for the entertainment landscape. A few years after he became an icon for his portrayal of King T'Challa, the actor passed away from cancer. Once considered the next great leading man in Hollywood, the loss felt incalculable. For director Ryan Coogler, their friendship and activism went … Continue reading Spoiler-Free Review: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Delivers the Most Emotional MCU Film to Date

Review: ‘Enola Holmes 2’ Dives Us Deeper Into Pop Period Mysteries

When a film owns its genre of choice, it can be a wildly exciting time. When the first Enola Holmes film was released in 2020, the fourth-wall-breaking comedy became a surprise hit. For Millie Bobby Brown, it proved a liferaft outside of the Stranger Things universe. Not only did she get to showcase legitimate comedic … Continue reading Review: ‘Enola Holmes 2’ Dives Us Deeper Into Pop Period Mysteries

Review: “Rosaline” breathes new life into a tired story 

The story of Romeo and Juliet has been told and retold, adapted, modernized, reversed, gender-bent, Gnomified, and otherwise produced ad nauseam for over four centuries with varying degrees of quality, originality, and artistic value. Now along comes Rosaline, a new take on the story that not only introduces new characters but also subverts expectations regarding … Continue reading Review: “Rosaline” breathes new life into a tired story 

Review: ‘Werewolf By Night’ Brings Classic Horror to the MCU

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe grows, its important for the franchise to change up the formula. We need variation with almost thirty films and more than a half-dozen shows in the bank. However, few would have guessed that Michael Giacchino would be the curveball the franchise needed. The composer of Up, Inside Out, and The … Continue reading Review: ‘Werewolf By Night’ Brings Classic Horror to the MCU

Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+

In many cultures, the idea of wanting more for yourself is valorized. We want more money, more success, and more awards. Some of us simply want to tell our own stories to differentiate ourselves. In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the want for more has resulted in something of a problem. The film … Continue reading Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+

Review: ‘Medieval’ Reaches For ‘Braveheart’ But Comes Up Short

The passion of Ben Foster can rarely be questioned. The actor often puts every bit of his being into his character. Sometimes, that intensity overshadows a film, but often it helps create true stakes within the story. In Foster's latest starring role, Medieval, you will be surprised to find a very different version of the … Continue reading Review: ‘Medieval’ Reaches For ‘Braveheart’ But Comes Up Short

Review: ‘The Princess’ wants to be ‘Die Hard’ in a Castle

Le-Van Kiet's The Princess is, based on-premise, a very simple film. The storyline is straightforward, and the setting is almost entirely unvarying. Neither of these things are necessarily detrimental to a film if done correctly. Kiet manages to present a tight, if not wholly interesting, final product. Most of the fault for the film's shortcomings … Continue reading Review: ‘The Princess’ wants to be ‘Die Hard’ in a Castle

Review: ‘Alienoid’ Delivers What American Blockbusters Have Been Missing

While American blockbusters appear to be the only movies making money at the cineplex, the quality of these films has dropped. For decades, films like Independence Day, Die Hard, and Towering Inferno were at the center of the cultural conversation. The stars balanced their charismatic and humorous performances with nuanced emotional turns. Additionally, these features … Continue reading Review: ‘Alienoid’ Delivers What American Blockbusters Have Been Missing

Review: ‘Fall’ Makes For Thrilling Experience, Despite Basic Story

When Free Solo was released in 2018, the overwhelming sentiment towards the film hinged on the fear it inspired. Even within the documentary format, stakes were high, and audiences felt vertigo watching Alex Honnold's miraculous climb. Others seem to realize the visceral power that heights hold on the audience's psyche. Director Scott Mann challenges the … Continue reading Review: ‘Fall’ Makes For Thrilling Experience, Despite Basic Story