Review: Ready Player One

After years of Hollywood reboots and the popularity of Stranger Things, the prospect of adapting Ernest Cline's futuristic tribute to 1980's pop culture felt more dubious than slam-dunk for audiences who may be suffering from nostalgia fatigue. However, if there was one man for the job - it was Steven Spielberg. The book, after all, … Continue reading Review: Ready Player One

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Predictions for the 90th Annual Academy Awards

The 90th Annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday night, March 4, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. We've gone through a long awards season and will finally hear Hollywood's final say on the best films of the year. Who's taking home Oscar gold this Sunday? Here are my final predictions... Best Picture Will Win: The Shape … Continue reading Predictions for the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Review: Black Panther

Incredible world-building and design matched with an impeccable cast, all embodying fully-realized and dynamic characters, makes Black Panther one of the most memorable Marvel movies to date. This, coupled with the success of Creed in 2015, proves why Ryan Coogler is one of the most exciting and talented young filmmakers working today. The film effortlessly … Continue reading Review: Black Panther

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

It's certainly better than your average "sci-fi/horror in space" movie with a great cast, strong visuals, and an excellent original score. However it's filled with high's and low's, while mostly following familiar beats of older movies in its genre. With each great, fun idea put forward there is an equally baffling and head-scratching one not … Continue reading Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

Review: Phantom Thread

A fascinating character study and relationship portrait with a window into an unseen time and industry. Day-Lewis is as captivating to watch as ever and while the film runs a bit overlong, and can feel inaccessible at times, the filmmaking feels born out of a different era of cinema that is undeniably entrancing. Grade: A-