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…

REVIEW: DARKEST HOUR (2017)

“You can not reason with a Tiger when your head is in its mouth!” After an abysmal project with Peter Pan, Joe Wright returns to the director’s chair in Darkest Hour. The film tells the story of  Winston Churchill’s appointment to Prime Minister following the passive predecessor, Neville Chamberlain during the height of Adolf Hitler’s…

REVIEW: THE POST

“…from the majority opinion: ‘In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.” The Post is director Steven Spielberg’s newest film that tells the story of the Pentagon Papers by…

REVIEW: BATTLE OF THE SEXES (2017)

“Because dinosaurs can’t play tennis.” – Billie Jean King Battle of the Sexes tells the true story of Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs’ (Steve Carell) 1973 tennis match. This film takes on many issues that were central to that time period, as well as today. There are so many things that this…