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: ‘Dumbo’ Occasionally Flies High, Bringing Back Some Burton Magic in the Process

Over the past four weeks, I've been dreading the release of Dumbo, the latest animated classic to receive the live-action treatment. To be honest, I have a lot of mixed emotions surrounding the original. Obviously the black crows and "When I See an Elephant Fly" have aged extremely poorly. Yet there was always something about Dumbo, … Continue reading Review: ‘Dumbo’ Occasionally Flies High, Bringing Back Some Burton Magic in the Process

Review: The Human Story of ‘Widows’ Outshines the Heist With Viola Davis Stunning

Labeling a film as a genre story can often do a disservice to the film. Some films do not fully fit into a single genre. Others might tip their toes into the genre pool. Expectations rise, and if your film does not fully execute within that genre, it can be seen as a disappointment. However, … Continue reading Review: The Human Story of ‘Widows’ Outshines the Heist With Viola Davis Stunning

Review: ‘The Crimes of Grinelwald’ Is Far From Fantastic

When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released in theaters in 2016, it was a surprise hit for many. It combined large-scale visual effects, a very talented cast, and an adventurous period narrative that allowed the story to take flight. The American setting helped to bring the world to new and interesting places, and we … Continue reading Review: ‘The Crimes of Grinelwald’ Is Far From Fantastic