Review: ‘Bardo’ is the Maximalist Film You Love to See

It's hard to feel bad for successful people. Even when life becomes difficult for them, they can rest easy knowing that professional validation and financial wealth keep them afloat. Few would feel sympathy for Alejandro González Iñárritu, the winner of back-to-back Directing Oscars in 2015 and 2016. The very legitimate question, "what do I do … Continue reading Review: ‘Bardo’ is the Maximalist Film You Love to See

Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or in the case of Netflix’s Do Revenge, best served by others. Set in the world of rich and privileged high school students, Do Revenge looks to take its place in the history of high school movies by adding its own progressive vision to the genre. Drea (Camila … Continue reading Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Streaming at Home: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Reminices on the Courtroom Melodrama

As eras of entertainment change, so do the preferences of audiences. However, the studio system has seemingly made a choice in the past decade: high risk for high gains. Superhero films and franchise IP represent the bulk of our big-budget releases, yet only some reach their financial potential. While a billion-dollar grosser sounds good on … Continue reading Streaming at Home: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Reminices on the Courtroom Melodrama

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: ‘Enola Holmes 2’ Dives Us Deeper Into Pop Period Mysteries

When a film owns its genre of choice, it can be a wildly exciting time. When the first Enola Holmes film was released in 2020, the fourth-wall-breaking comedy became a surprise hit. For Millie Bobby Brown, it proved a liferaft outside of the Stranger Things universe. Not only did she get to showcase legitimate comedic … Continue reading Review: ‘Enola Holmes 2’ Dives Us Deeper Into Pop Period Mysteries

Review: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is a Horrifying Achievement

Nearly a century ago, All Quiet on the Western Front made its cinematic debut. The 1930 feature from Lewis Milestone was so powerful Nazis in Germany disrupted screenings so its messages could not permeate their culture. Still considered an all-time classic, there are many reasons to be skeptical of Netflix's remake. However, director Edward Berger … Continue reading Review: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is a Horrifying Achievement

Review: ‘Wendell & Wild’ Prioritizes Ambition and Vision Despite a Messy Story

Few animation art forms create division like Stop-Motion. Many fans of traditional 2D animation outright refuse to see these films. This unwillingness to watch stop-motion often stems from the real fears associated with The Nightmare Before Christmas or Coraline. For the fans of the medium, these films created our fascination with the art form. Luckily, … Continue reading Review: ‘Wendell & Wild’ Prioritizes Ambition and Vision Despite a Messy Story

Review: ‘The Redeem Team’ Provides a Basic Snapshot of a Sport-Altering Event

Even for the layman fan, the summer of 2008 remains integral in shaping the game of basketball. The Boston Celtics had just won the championship with the Big 3, headed by Kevin Garnett. Kobe Bryant, after years in the wilderness, had returned to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2004. The 7 seconds … Continue reading Review: ‘The Redeem Team’ Provides a Basic Snapshot of a Sport-Altering Event

Review: ‘Blonde’ Torches The Effigy of Marilyn Monroe Without Providing Any Depth to Its ‘Ideas’

To say that Marilyn Monroe remains one of our most controversial celebrities would be an understatement. One of the truly American symbols of glitz and glam, Monroe's tragic life was cut short after a drug overdose. Depending on who you ask, there was more to the story and death of the starlet. The questions surrounding … Continue reading Review: ‘Blonde’ Torches The Effigy of Marilyn Monroe Without Providing Any Depth to Its ‘Ideas’

Trailer Drop: ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ Releases First Trailer

When Netflix backed the money truck up for Rian Johnson, there was little doubt he would take advantage of the budget. Immediately, he began assembling another all-star cast for his Knives Out follow-up. The first film earned Johnson an Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay. The film premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on … Continue reading Trailer Drop: ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ Releases First Trailer