REVIEW: PHANTOM THREAD (2017)

“Don’t pick a fight with me, you won’t come out alive.” Director Paul Thomas Anderson brings us another magnificent film with Phantom Thread. The film tells the story of Raymond Woodcock, a distinguished fashion designer, who makes extravagant dresses for royalty, debutants, and the wealthy. In a trip to the country, Raymond begins a new…

REVIEW: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2018)

“Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a young maned named Elio, who in 1983, meets Oliver, a research assistant who has come to Italy to help Elio’s father. What begins as just a simple friendship, evolves into a summer romance throughout the streets…

REVIEW: I, TONYA (2018)

“I mean, come on! What kind of friggin’ person bashes in their friend’s knee? Who would do that to a friend?” I, Tonya tells the crazy true life tale of Tonya Harding, her claim to fame on the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Team, and conspiring with her bodyguard and her husband to kneecap her opponent,…

REVIEW: THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017)

“If we do nothing, neither are we.” The Shape of Water tells the story of a mute woman, Elisa, who begins to form a relationship with an amphibian man, after having access to a government room where harmful experiments are performed to this creature. Along with her friends, Zelda and Giles, Elisa plans to remove…

REVIEW: MOLLY’S GAME (2018)

“If you think a princess could do what I did, you’re incorrect.”  Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, and tells the story about a young woman, just having graduated college, looking to make her way in the buzzing city of Los Angeles. When she is introduced into the world of underground poker, Molly’s world is…

REVIEW: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017)

“Why am I wearing half a shirt and short shorts in the JUNGLE?” There’s always that one blockbuster film that comes out during the holidays. Some might think it’s Star Wars, but you’d be wrong. No, this year’s epic movie is none other than… Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Breaking the record for the most…

REVIEW: LADY BIRD (2017)

“What if this is the best version of myself?” In Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird tells the coming of age story of a young girl, Lady Bird, a name she has given to herself, as she begins her journey between high school and college. With the help of her friends and family, Lady Bird…

REVIEW: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017)

“You do realize, Steven, we’re in this situation because of you.”  The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a gut-wrenching film that tells the story of a middle aged doctor named Steven (Colin Farrell) who befriends a teenage boy after the boy’s father dies during heart surgery. When the friendship between the two takes a…