Sicario: Day of the Soldado Review

If there is a movie that doesn’t need a sequel, it’s Sicario. As a hard-hitting action/drama with an alarming depiction of the Mexican drug war, the film works perfectly in self-containment. The original was no blockbuster, but with an $85 million global haul against a budget of only $35 million, Lionsgate saw fit to approach... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

By any reasonable standard, the Jurassic Park franchise should be long extinct by now. After the mixed reactions to Jurassic Park III, the proverbial asteroid appeared to have hit the series. But like Dr. Wu and the fossilized mosquito, Universal has tapped the amber once again to present another terrifying clone to the masses. J.A.... Continue Reading →

Hereditary Review

This is it, people: the next great horror film has arrived, and it is without question one of the most terrifying genre pieces you’re bound to see in your lifetime. Industry newcomer Ari Aster thoroughly flabbergasts in his directorial debut with a brutal, torturous hell-ride in the wrappings of a refined dramatic picture. Hereditary taps... Continue Reading →

Adrift Review

  Tired of comics and superheroes? Bummed out by Solo? If so, a pleasant surprise docks into theaters this weekend, the lost-at-sea/romance hybrid Adrift, the latest survival-drama from Baltasar Kormákur. Arriving during the doldrums of summer blockbuster season, Adrift depicts the inspirational true story of a young couple stranded in the middle of the Pacific.... Continue Reading →

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

It doesn’t feel like it’s been nearly long enough to have a new Star Wars movie, but only five months after Rian Johnson’s polarizing The Last Jedi hit theaters, the second anthology segment Solo has jettisoned to screens in less than twelve parsecs. With a fresh take on one of cinema’s most beloved characters, it... Continue Reading →

Tully Review

Film fans, chances are you’ll be catching Avengers: Infinity War for the second time this weekend, but make sure you don’t sleep on the newest comedy-drama to hit theaters – Tully. Set as counter programming to the latest comic book spectacle, Tully is an unexpectedly invigorating viewing experience, and a delightful exploration of motherhood. Featuring... Continue Reading →

Avengers: Infinity War Review

After 10 years, 18 movies, 14 billion dollars in net earnings, and a dizzying array of explosions, the widest assembly of superheroes yet has finally arrived in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. In what observers are labeling the most ambitious movie crossover event of all time, a decade of powers and punches, as well as studio... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Place Review

Cinema’s latest horror hit might be distinguished by its bouts of prolonged silence, but this scare fest is anything but a snoozer. A Quiet Place is a searing firecracker of a thriller, heralding a startlingly impressive turn for The Office alum John Krasinski in his directorial breakthrough. Featuring a barren post-apocalyptic landscape ruled by creatures... Continue Reading →

Ready Player One Review

Only four months after unveiling his Oscar-nominated drama The Post, Spielberg respawns with the jaw-dropping visual spectacle Ready Player One, the clincher in his latest one-two cinematic punch. Set in a dystopian future where the majority of the population disappears from daily life into an immersive virtual reality video game environment, Spielberg’s nostalgic sci-fi epic... Continue Reading →

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