The Lost City of Z (4 out of 4 stars)

The Lost City of Z (4 out of 4 stars)

★★★★ Movies like The Lost City of Z infuriate me. It’s not that the movie is bad. Actually, the movie is excellent, for reasons I’ll break down in just a moment. What angers me to my core about The Lost City of Z is that no one is going to see it. $100,000,000 of old-fashioned, […]

Review: Ghost in the Shell (3 out of 4 stars)

Review: Ghost in the Shell (3 out of 4 stars)

The original Ghost in the Shell is a film that I admire and appreciate much more than I actually enjoy. Despite a multitude of excellent visuals, arresting action set pieces, and legitimately intelligent dialogue and subtext, it’s a film that in my opinion is set back by a deficiency in emotionally interesting characters and some […]

Movie micro reviews: Get Out, Logan & Kong: Skull Island

Movie micro reviews: Get Out, Logan & Kong: Skull Island

Get Out (4 out of 4 stars) Get Out is easily the best horror film I’ve seen in I don’t even know how long. It’s a film not built on jump scares (I counted one in the entire movie) but on what horror movies should be built on: legitimate cinematic tension and fundamental creepiness. In […]

La La Land (4 out of 4 stars)

La La Land (4 out of 4 stars)

★★★★ You’ve probably heard all about this movie by now. It’s pretty much the only movie that people are really talking about, and everyone’s opinion on this movie has been floating around for at least a month. So if you want the short version, here it is: La La Land is the best movie I’ve […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2.5 out of 4 stars)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2.5 out of 4 stars)

★★★★☆ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was probably the most anticipated film of late 2016, a fact well reflected by its massive box office success. And there’s a lot to like in the movie. For one thing, it looks absolutely fantastic. The cinematography is great, and the special effects are absolutely incredible. Director Gareth […]

Review: Doctor Strange

Review: Doctor Strange

★★★☆ In Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Steven Strange, a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon. When a car accident renders his hands useless and Western medicine fails him, he journeys to Nepal and discovers a monastery called Kamar-Taj run by a woman called The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). She takes Strange under her wing, […]