Molly’s Game

Aaron Sorkin is one of my favorite writers, so I was excited for his directorial debut. He has a distinct style, and beforehand I read that he was actively toning down his signature features. So there was not as much “walk and talk” as one would expect. But it was chock full of fast paced…

All the Money in the World

Prior to seeing this, I was going back and forth on whether I was interested in the movie or not. First there was a trailer that looked interesting, then there was one with maybe a little too much Wahlberg for my liking, and then of course, the Kevin Spacey drama. Once it was announced that…

2017 Catch Up- Okja, Good Time, A Ghost Story, and Mudbound

As the year comes to a close, I am watching some movies I missed throughout the year and thought I would write up mini reviews. Okja- Okja tells a heartwarming story about a girl on the search for a genetic super pig that she grew up with after the pig was taken away. It has…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

When this was announced, I could not have been less interested. As a kid of the 90s, it may be sacrilegious to say this, but I don’t really care about the original Jumanji. It is weird with no real purpose or grounds in reality. I think if it wasn’t for Robin Williams, no one else…

Darkest Hour

Considering it was the third movie this year about Dunkirk, Darkest Hour managed to give an interesting new view, through the eyes of Winston Churchill. Gary Oldman is nearly unrecognizable as an exceptional Churchill, pretty much securing himself a lead actor nomination. Unfortunately other than some great performances (Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas), not much…

The Shape of Water

For hours after seeing the Shape of Water, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It haunted me, the colors, the characters, the clear pot that Sally Hawkins’ character uses to boil eggs. Where can I get a clear pot? If I got one, would my apartment have the same aesthetic cohesion as a Guillermo del…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Spoilers! You have been warned. It feels daunting to review a Star Wars movie. I understand that pretty much everything I “review” is bigger than myself, but Star Wars is on a grand scale. On top of that, the reviews going into The Last Jedi were stellar, some people even saying they think it could…

The Disaster Artist

It would be impossible to write a review of the Disaster Artist without touching on The Room. Often referred to as the best worst movie ever made, The Room is an inexplicably nonsensical movie from the early 2000s that was self-produced by the writer, director, and star Tommy Wiseau. The movie became a cult classic,…

Coco

What makes Pixar movies so much better than most other animated movies? Quality maybe, brand recognition that draws in the best animators. But it is more than that. They have heart. Someone cynical would consider the emotional aspect all of Pixar movies take as cheap and forced. But in this one occasion, I am not…