Review: Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ is His Best Film in Nearly Two Decades

When you are Steven Spielberg, when do you decide to tell your life story? The famed director crafted too many classics to name throughout his fifty-year career. One could argue that his style is the most important evolution in American cinema and has doomed storytellers to chase nostalgia. At the same time, he's poured his … Continue reading Review: Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ is His Best Film in Nearly Two Decades

Review: ‘The Inspection’ is Among the Year’s Best Debuts

The last few years have seen a rise in auto-biographical storytelling. With directors having the opportunity to make their passion projects, we're seeing an uptick in nostalgic filmmaking. However, The Inspection from newcomer Elegance Bratton does not look back on his youth with fondness. Instead, his debut film as a director focuses on the toughest … Continue reading Review: ‘The Inspection’ is Among the Year’s Best Debuts

Review: ‘The Menu’ Surprises with the Best Ensemble of the Year with Killer Commentary

The restaurant world has changed immensely in the past decade. While there have always been celebrity chefs, social media has boosted seemingly unknown talents to superstardom. Creating foods that go viral on TikTok became as important as a good meal. The experiential platform of restaurants has become a sought-after commodity. What was once a mystery … Continue reading Review: ‘The Menu’ Surprises with the Best Ensemble of the Year with Killer Commentary

Review: ‘Disenchanted’ Brings Back the Disney Princess Meta-Comedy with Style

In 2007, Amy Adams announced herself as a superstar with her lead performance in Enchanted. The actress had already been nominated for an Oscar for Junebug, but the musical comedy showcased her immense talent. Not only could she fully commit to a silly character, but she proved a gravitational force. Despite getting squeezed out of … Continue reading Review: ‘Disenchanted’ Brings Back the Disney Princess Meta-Comedy with Style

Review: ‘Bones & All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

One of the most unique filmmakers working today, Luca Guadagnino can traverse nearly any genre on paper. The man was once known for his showy visuals, most prominently in I Am Love and Call Me By Your Name. However, each of those films featured undeniable power from the lead performers, marrying unique imagery with a … Continue reading Review: ‘Bones & All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

Streaming at Home: ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Offers All Flash, Weak Substance

A literal war on women is far from over in America. Despite decades of progress, many of the most important freedoms provided to women were stripped away in the Dobbs Supreme Court decision. For the film industry, women continue to fight for big-budget, high concept movies. Rarely are they given the space to showcase their … Continue reading Streaming at Home: ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Offers All Flash, Weak Substance

Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Soars As Another Smash Success for Cartoon Saloon

Quietly emerging over the last decade, the Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon continues to showcase hand-drawn works. After breaking onto the scene with The Secret of Kells, the studio has continued to surprise with success after success. The animation team has never missed an Oscar nomination and scored several critical successes. The studio's most recent … Continue reading Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Soars As Another Smash Success for Cartoon Saloon

Review: ‘Louis Armstrong: Black and Blues’ Belts Out Praise for the Iconoclast

The rise of the music documentary coincided with filmmakers admiring their idols. As Scorsese followed The Band, or Spike Jonze followed The Beastie Boys, it was only a matter of time before their favorite musicians approached them to document their lives. Rock never had much trouble finding documentarians to cover the genre. After all, they … Continue reading Review: ‘Louis Armstrong: Black and Blues’ Belts Out Praise for the Iconoclast

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: ‘Soft & Quiet’ Sends a Chilling and Poignant Message Against Hate

The last few weeks have seen a shocking rise in racist and hate speech in America. For decades, these phenomena have been hidden in the shadows, but the world's access to new methods of communication and infinite information has increased the exposure of these ideas. Sadly, increased exposure has also opened the door to radicalization … Continue reading Review: ‘Soft & Quiet’ Sends a Chilling and Poignant Message Against Hate