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 →

Ferdinand Review

It’s only fitting that a year characterized by meager animation releases is capped off with a film that is only minimally acceptable. Ignoring extreme exceptions such as Coco or The Emoji Movie, 2017’s CG offerings have relegated to the stale middle ground of the likes of Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3. Set as bold... 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 →

Coco Review

Now that’s the Pixar I know. After a string of subpar entries including Cars 3, the studio returns to form with a film representative of the poise and technical wizardry the genre authorities have built a reputation on. Coco is a reverent tribute to Mexican cultural traditions that simultaneously elevates Hispanic heritage, and delivers a festive... 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 →

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