Black Panther Review

In our current moviegoing climate, a fresh Marvel movie dominating the box office is certainly no surprise, but the jaw-dropping gargantuan success of Black Panther is nothing short of astounding. The glittering allure of the Marvel brand name alone is certainly enough to ensure the film’s success, but a $200 million-plus opening box office take,... Continue Reading →

The Post Review

A quote of unknown origin, though most commonly attributed to Orwell, states that “in a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Steven Spielberg’s latest Oscar magnet The Post demonstrates exactly that. Set during the era of the most scandalous administration in American history, the film exposes one of the most critical... Continue Reading →

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

“Anger begets anger.” The aforementioned Mahavira proverb shows up in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as part of a gag, attributed to a character who obviously lacks the intellectual depth to have conceived of it herself. Despite its satirical delivery, however, the quote fittingly encapsulates the thematic material of the entire film. In fact, the... Continue Reading →

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Review

You’ve seen psychological horror before, but you’ve never seen it like this. Following 2015's acclaimed The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos broadens his fascinating foray into the conceptually bizarre with The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The filmmaker's latest is an unrelenting descent into the abominable, a disturbing exploration of one father faced with an unthinkable choice as his... Continue Reading →

Justice League Review

And just like that, 2017’s superhero streak has come to an end. Despite the encouragement this past June’s exceptional Wonder Woman provided, Zack Snyder’s Justice League won’t sit among the ranks of recent hits including Logan or Thor: Ragnarok, but rather plummets the DC Extended Universe back to the pitiful depths of Batman v Superman... Continue Reading →

Murder on the Orient Express Review

When a filmmaker directs himself in his own film, it is often viewed as a mark of conceit. In cases like Charlie Chaplin or Woody Allen, it’s clear the work would have suffered without the artist occupying both roles, but with a feature like Murder on the Orient Express, the essence of a greedy passion... Continue Reading →

The Florida Project Review

Playing in limited release is one of the most exquisite portraits of childhood put to film, and without question one of the greatest pictures of 2017. Sean Baker’s glimpse into poverty in sunny Kissimmee, Florida is at once beguiling, alarming, and sweet. Set in a grungy refuge for the near-homeless against the deceptive backdrop of... Continue Reading →

Suburbicon Review

Judging by its pathetic $2.8 million box office performance over the weekend, I’m sure it’s very unlikely that very many of you are planning on seeing Suburbicon. For those that are, I’ll save you some trouble and let you know now that despite the towering star talent involved, Suburbicon is an awkward faceplant in addition... Continue Reading →

Thank You for Your Service Review

It may have been only a week since we saw him last, but Miles Teller is in theaters again with another stellar performance. This time, the prodigy stars as Adam Schumann, an Iraq vet who leaves the field but not the war in Thank You for Your Service. In this moving biographical drama, Jason Hall,... Continue Reading →

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