Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Coming off the revitalization can be tricky for any filmmaker. Working off another's script can be even more difficult. Yet the task assigned to J.A. Bayona appeared to be a strong match on paper. During my initial viewings, I quickly soured on the film. In the name of fairness, I revisited Bayona's dino adventure, scripted by Colin … Continue reading Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Review: ‘Bird Box’ Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes Struggle to Survive

Earlier this year, A Quiet Place shook up movie theaters by depriving its audience of one of their senses. The feel of silence over a theater can be disturbing and unsettling. Facing the apocalypse had never been so unique in a theater. The overall look of the film, and the character's inability to make noise made … Continue reading Review: ‘Bird Box’ Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes Struggle to Survive