Review: Love, Trauma and Rebirth Drive Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ To Greatness

There are moments in our lives that divide our psyches. Intense, unrelenting trauma can destroy a person and forever change them. There are dozens of examples across film and literature, from pop culture gods like Voldemort to quiet pages of Of Mouse and Men. More often than not, these hurricane moments pull others into the storm, … Continue reading Review: Love, Trauma and Rebirth Drive Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ To Greatness

Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own

Back in 2013, the phenomenon that was Frozen stormed into theaters. At the time, I worked at Disney and for a couple weeks, there were very few requests for anything outside of Olaf or Sven. However, the mood eventually changed, and as the ugly winter of 2013 continued, audiences became hooked. The Idina Menzel ballad "Let It … Continue reading Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own

‘The Predator’ Red Band Trailer: Behold the Super Predator

There are few films that get me more amped than Shane Black films. The action director has made a living delivering amazing films over the years, including "The Nice Guys," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," and "Iron Man 3" since 2000. He also has written several big films, including the first two "Lethal Weapon" films in the late eighties and … Continue reading ‘The Predator’ Red Band Trailer: Behold the Super Predator

Film Review: ‘Black Panther’ is the Triumph of the MCU

The first time I watched a film in the MCU, I was in a dollar theater in Sarasota. I had heard "Iron Man" was great, exciting, and something new. To be honest, I straight up did not care. To my knowledge, "Iron Man" was a kind of boring song by Black Sabbath. In 2008, if the … Continue reading Film Review: ‘Black Panther’ is the Triumph of the MCU