Review: ‘Miss Americana’ Gives Taylor Swift the BioDoc Treatment with Strong Political Undertones

There are few more polarizing figures in American Pop Culture than Taylor Swift. The actress turned mogul and multihyphenate has taken the world by storm with her obsessive fandom. Her appeal ranges far beyond her musical roots in country music, making her one of the most bankable celebrities alive. However, her exposure across mediums makes her … Continue reading Review: ‘Miss Americana’ Gives Taylor Swift the BioDoc Treatment with Strong Political Undertones

Bradley Cooper Heading to Netflix with Leonard Bernstein Biopic

Another prestigious filmmaker makes the move to Netflix, with Bradley Cooper joining the streaming service's ranks. The actor turned director made considerable waves with A Star Is Born in 2019, earning three Oscar nominations as a result. Yet A Star Is Born got crushed on the night, left taking home a single prize for Lady Gaga and "Shallow." Considering … Continue reading Bradley Cooper Heading to Netflix with Leonard Bernstein Biopic

Review: ‘Rocketman’ Takes Flight Thanks to Taron Egerton and a Musical Background

Last year, the extremely divisive Bohemian Rhapsody opened some doors for filmmakers. For whatever reason, the industry had forgotten the musical biopic over the past decade. That's not to say there were no good films about music, with Inside Llewyn Davis, Love & Mercy and A Star Is Born nabbing much of the acclaim. Still, there's something refreshing about … Continue reading Review: ‘Rocketman’ Takes Flight Thanks to Taron Egerton and a Musical Background

Home Video Catchup: ‘Judy’ Gives Renée Zellweger a Standout Role, But the Film Lacks Depth

The career of Renée Zellweger continues to fascinate in its diversity. The actress first gained attention as an excellent RomCom foil in Jerry Maguire. Despite missing out on that Oscar nomination (which would have been extremely deserved), she quickly became an awards season mainstay. From 2001 to 2007, she received six Golden Globe nominations and won a … Continue reading Home Video Catchup: ‘Judy’ Gives Renée Zellweger a Standout Role, But the Film Lacks Depth

Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own

Back in 2013, the phenomenon that was Frozen stormed into theaters. At the time, I worked at Disney and for a couple weeks, there were very few requests for anything outside of Olaf or Sven. However, the mood eventually changed, and as the ugly winter of 2013 continued, audiences became hooked. The Idina Menzel ballad "Let It … Continue reading Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own

Review: ‘The Dirt’ is a Gross, Despicable, and Frustrating Bro Film

Growing up in the mid-2000s, classic rock and '80's metal became the bedrock of my musical foundation. AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Guitar Hero tracks blasted through the speakers of my '77 Malibu. A band that certainly made the rotation was Mötley Crüe, who I got to see perform live in 2006. To say I was a fan … Continue reading Review: ‘The Dirt’ is a Gross, Despicable, and Frustrating Bro Film

Trailer: New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer Really Shows Off the Music, the Fantasy, and Taron Egerton as Elton

After the massive success that has been Bohemian Rhapsody, there was never any doubt movies would follow it. That said, Rocketman, which tells the story of Elton John, came much faster than expected. Obviously, the film began production before Bohemian Rhapsody was released, but if the trailer says anything, its that Rocketman could be a much more complete film. Leading … Continue reading Trailer: New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer Really Shows Off the Music, the Fantasy, and Taron Egerton as Elton

Trailer: ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Without The Beatles

When I was in middle school, I got my very first record by The Beatles. To be honest, I got a bunch right in a row, including Rubber Soul, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Abbey Road, and One. The British quartet remains one of my favorite bands to this day, making me a super basic white dude. As such, the … Continue reading Trailer: ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Without The Beatles