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…

TOP 5: MOST SURPRISING MOVIES OF 2019

Every year we create our infamous “Most Anticipated Lists,” and sit down to watch those films only to find out that maybe they didn’t exactly live up to our unattainable expectations. But every once in a while, we are pleasantly surprised by those films that flew under our radar. Instead, of doing any type of…

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…