REVIEW: DOWNTON ABBEY (2019)

“The King and Queen are coming to Downton.” Downton Abbey continues the story of the prestigious Crawley family, in the mid 1920s, only a few of years from where the show’s timeline wrapped. This time, the Crawley’s new guests are none other than King George V and Queen Mary. But in predictable Downton Abbey fashion,…

REVIEW: THE GOLDFINCH (2019)

“When I lost her, I lost sight of any landmark that might have led me someplace happier.”  The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, tells the story of Theo, a young man who is haunted by his past after his mother was killed in a bombing at the…

REVIEW: HUSTLERS (2019)

“We’re a family now. A family with money!” Based on a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, Hustlers tells the story about a group of strippers, who after the 2008 stock market crash, lose a significant amount of clientele and devise a plan to drug Wall Street men, take advantage of their state, and…

REVIEW: IT CHAPTER 2 (2019)

“For 27 years, I dreamt of you. I craved you… I’ve missed you!” IT Chapter Two is the much anticipated sequel to the famous Stephen King novel and brings the Losers back to Derry, as adults, after numerous killings have started to occur in the small town. But they’re journey is fused with their childhood…

REVIEW: OCTOBER SKY (1999)

“No. Coal mining may be your life, but it’s not mine. I’m never going down there again. I wanna go into space.” Based on the memoir Rocket Boys, October Sky tells the story of Homer Hickam, a young boy whose love for rockets and space is peaked after the news of Sputnik, the first satellite,…

REVIEW: PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (2019)

“Friends are the family you choose.” Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak a young man with down syndrome, who lives at an assisted living facility and dreams of one day escaping and seeing his wrestling hero. When Zak finally escapes, he runs into Tyler, a fisherman who is down on his luck. When…

REVIEW: LUCE (2019)

“Is my son being accused of a crime here?” “He sure as hell is about to be!” Luce, based on the play by J.C. Lee, tells the story of Luce Edgar, a scholarly boy that completed a paper based on questionable ideals for his history teacher, Ms. Wilson. Not soon after does the paper sets…

REVIEW: READY OR NOT (2019)

“Oh, it’s you. You continue to exist.” Ready or Not tells the story of Grace, a young woman hoping to earn the love and respect of her new husband’s family. At the stroke of midnight, on the wedding night, Grace must participate in a “family initiation” by drawing a card from the deck to see…