Review: ‘Day Shift’ Fails Jaime Foxx as a Vampire Hunter

The career of Jaime Foxx remains an enigma unto itself. On one hand, the actor, musician and comedian has conquered every medium. An Oscar winner, a Grammy winner, and one of the most versatile performers of a generation, Foxx exudes charisma regardless of his role. Yet despite his talent, many of his projects fail to … Continue reading Review: ‘Day Shift’ Fails Jaime Foxx as a Vampire Hunter

Review: Apple’s ‘Luck’ Delivers Family-Friendly Animation, But Not Much Else

While Disney's dominance in the arena of animated films has never been in question, plenty of competition continues to arise. Perhaps the most surprising distributor to enter the space appears to be Apple TV+, which already released the brilliant Wolfwalkers in 2020. Not only has Apple invested in picking up titles from Cartoon Saloon and a bevy of Peanuts-related content, … Continue reading Review: Apple’s ‘Luck’ Delivers Family-Friendly Animation, But Not Much Else

Review: Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ Throws Empty Punches, Despite Fun Gosling and Evans

Regardless of your thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Russo Brothers clearly landed the plane. After first picking up the camera for the MCU with 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the filmmaking brothers crafted several of the MCU's most successful titles. Dealing with large ensembles, keeping the train on the tracks, and executing decades-long emotional … Continue reading Review: Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ Throws Empty Punches, Despite Fun Gosling and Evans

More Than 25 Years Later, Kelly Reichardt’s ‘River of Grass’ Captures South Florida to Perfection

Few directors come out of the gate with a definitive voice and style. For Kelly Reichardt, her meditative and stripped-down approach to filmmaking peeks through the corners of her debut. River of Grass debuted at the 1994 Sundance film festival, where it competed in competition. While the film received considerable praise, it would not find its way … Continue reading More Than 25 Years Later, Kelly Reichardt’s ‘River of Grass’ Captures South Florida to Perfection

Review: ‘Host’ Leverages Covid and Quarantine Life to Leave a Lasting Impression

2020 continues its oppressive hold on America. As many grow frustrated with the world and the pandemic that has held us indoors, they have become reckless. From partiers on the beach to COVID parties, those who have not taken the moment seriously have lengthened the experience for all of us. While director Rob Savage may not have … Continue reading Review: ‘Host’ Leverages Covid and Quarantine Life to Leave a Lasting Impression

Review: ‘Troop Zero’ Delivers Our First Fun Coming of Age Film of the 2020s

Crafting a unique coming of age story in the 2020s will be a difficult task for any storyteller. The last decade featured dozens of unique stories featuring young adults finding their way in the world. Even many of our greatest filmmakers took up the challenge, with Barry Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and Wes Anderson each telling resonate stories. … Continue reading Review: ‘Troop Zero’ Delivers Our First Fun Coming of Age Film of the 2020s

Review: ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ Is a Wonderous Delight

Actor Jeff Goldblum remains one of the most exciting enigmas in pop culture. He's weird, charmingly funny, and attractive. Yet at the same time, he's so strange, you wonder if you need to call someone to make sure he's okay. His eccentric, tycoon-like energy makes him an extremely captivating watch, and thank god someone realized that. The … Continue reading Review: ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ Is a Wonderous Delight

Review: ‘Noelle’ Tries to Recapture The Magic of ‘Elf,’ But Falls a Little Short

The cheesy and earnest holiday film remains a staple of holiday programming. For as much fun as the Rankin and Bass films became, the wholesome stories always played it safe. For Disney+, the choice to release in November made it imperative they had Christmas programming for the holiday season. The star-studded Noelle gives the new … Continue reading Review: ‘Noelle’ Tries to Recapture The Magic of ‘Elf,’ But Falls a Little Short

Review: ‘The Crown’ Gives a New Cast Standout Episodes, Emerging as an Early Emmy Favorite

With the rise of anthology television, the possibilities for storytelling opened up considerably. For The Crown, Netflix got to take a bigger swing than most shows: they recast the entire series. Perhaps more importantly, Peter Morgan refocuses the series around the concept of the royal family. While the first two seasons were acclaimed, especially with standout performances from Claire … Continue reading Review: ‘The Crown’ Gives a New Cast Standout Episodes, Emerging as an Early Emmy Favorite