Summer 2019 Catch-Up: Part 2

We're back and catching up with some of this summer's big, would-be, blockbusters and we're deep into franchise territory (when aren't we?). Two of Hollywood's biggest franchises come to an end (maybe) while one is paving the way for its largest installment yet. Let's talk toys, monsters, and mutants.   Toy Story 4 Did we … Continue reading Summer 2019 Catch-Up: Part 2

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Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Teenage Miles Morales must contend with living up to his parents' expectations after getting admitted to an esteemed high school and with living up to the expectations of multiple Spider-heroes after getting bitten by a radioactive spider of his own. Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually creative and innovative movie since Edgar Wright's Scott … Continue reading Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Review: Bumblebee

After five outings with Michael Bay's hyper-active directed action, Travis Knight of 2016's excellent animated epic Kubo and the Two Strings brings a refreshing and necessary course correction in style, tone, and quality for the Transformers series. By scaling things waaaay back and focusing on the relationship between Hailee Steinfeld and her robot co-star, the film ends … Continue reading Review: Bumblebee

Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Oscar-winning film Moonlight, is based off the James Baldwin novel of the same name, and finds the director further refining his style to create a piece that feels more like a free-form jazz composition or a long-form poem than a narrative. Exquisitely shot and wonderfully performed, If Beale Street Could … Continue reading Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Review: Roma

Roma tells the story of a young housekeeper working for a middle-class family living in Mexico City during the 1970's. Roma isn't a traditional narrative but rather an unique experience of life that only a filmmaker like Alfonso Cuarón could create. Cuarón, also serving as his own cinematographer, crafts an endless stream of breathtaking images … Continue reading Review: Roma