REVIEWS: UNCUT GEMS (2019)

“You’re the most annoying person I’ve ever known.” Coming off 2017s Good Time, Benny and Josh Safdie are back with another insane cinematic experience. Uncut Gems tells the story of Howard Ratner, a jewelry owner who is known to be on the losing end of both bad business deals, and outrageous sports bets. But when…

REVIEW: MIDSOMMAR (2019)

“Hi. Hello. There you are! Listen, you can’t speak. You can’t move. Alright? Good.” Horror films come and go as time goes on. It’s relatively hard to find a film that will continue to haunt you years later. But director Ari Aster, who made a name for himself with 2018s Hereditary, has creatively produced a…

REVIEW: A HIDDEN LIFE (2019)

“People look up and dream that if they had lived during Christ’s time, they wouldn’t have done what the others did.” There’s a pride that comes with supporting your country, even during the worst times. But when it comes to war, and many problematic issues that envelope our motherland, there are those few who stand…

REVIEW: 1917 (2019)

“They’re walking into a trap. Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow morning’s attack. If you fail, it will be a massacre.” Films about World War 1 are not often made when compared to World War 2 or Vietnam. There have been a few great WW1 films. All Quiet on the Western…

REVIEW: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (2019)

“In solitude, I felt the liberty you spoke of. But I also felt your absence.”  There are years that go by where foreign films fail to resonate with audiences to such an extent as we’ve seen from the foreign films in 2019. This category, however, begins to heat up with the addition of French film,…

REVIEW: HONEY BOY (2019)

“I’m going to make a movie about you.” “Make me look good, Honey Boy.” Shia LeBeouf has had his hard times in the media. Most notably some of his bar brawls, car accidents, or the time he showed up to Cannes with a paper bag over his head that read, “I am not famous anymore.”…

REVIEW: BOMBSHELL (2019)

“People don’t stop watching when there’s a conflict. They stop watching when there isn’t one.” It’s been a busy few years with the firings of several powerful men who have sexually assaulted women, or in Kevin Spacey’s case, young men.  It’s only fitting that Hollywood would turn that into a cash cow, which leads to…

REVIEW: LITTLE WOMEN (2019)

“Life’s too short to be angry at one’s sisters.” There’s a hunger out in the world right now. One that craves for women to be equal to men in more ways than one. Too often do we find our young women searching for those idealistic heroes that flash before us on the silver-screen. And while…

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…