REVIEW: JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL (2019)

“I think he went back in. We gotta go get him.” “Are you out of your mind?” Here we go again with another blockbuster sequel as Jumanji: The Next Level comes to our local theaters. Frankly, I didn’t see the need for the first installment, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but found myself incredibly surprised…

REVIEW: RICHARD JEWELL (2019)

“There’s a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” I was too young to remember the aftermath that surrounded the bombing of Centennial Park in 1996. Although, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing for some reason has always impacted me for one reason or another. But Richard Jewell, the hero of the Centennial Park bombing,…

REVIEW: WAVES (2019)

“Lord knows, I’ve held onto way too much hate in my life. But all we have is now. All we have is now.” Upon walking out of the theater after seeing Waves, a woman approached me to say, “that was wild.” “Wild” is an odd way of putting Waves into context, but for the benefit…

REVIEW: MARRIAGE STORY (2019)

“Criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, divorce lawyers see good people at their worst” Divorce is an often popular subject when it comes to film. You can take a look at Kramer vs Kramer, or Ingmar Bergman’s, Scenes from a Marriage. Or if you want something a little more lighthearted, you can pop…

REVIEW: KNIVES OUT (2019)

“I suspect foul play.” If you think you have family problems this holiday season, I recommend comparing yourself to Knives Out’s Thrombey family. A family of wealthy and privileged socialites, who upon the “suicide” of Harlan Thrombey, the patriarch of the family, is investigated by a prestigious detective. Enter: Benoit Blanc, a Poirot of sorts,…

REVIEW: THE IRISHMAN (2019)

“Would you like to be a part of this, Frank? Would you like to be a part of this history?” “Yes, I would. Whatever you need me to do, I’m available.” With Martin Scorsese’s more than accomplished resumé of fantastic films, should we expect anything other than greatness from The Irishman? The Irishman follows Frank…

REVIEW: FROZEN 2 (2019)

“I believe in you, Elsa. More than anyone or anything.” Right as the thought of Frozen becomes a distant memory, children everywhere will dust off their Elsa dresses, put on their Anna pigtails, and watch as the new story unfolds with Frozen 2. Frozen 2 brings back the old gang (Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf)…