Review // Uncut Gems

The Safdie Brothers continue to prove themselves as unique visionaries with their newest flick, Uncut Gems, putting viewers in the anxiety-inducing life of a compulsive gambler, constantly searching for the next big win.  Uncut Gems taps into viewers’ nerves right from the start and then gradually tears them to shreds as they watch Howard Ratner…

Review // Doctor Sleep

Adapting the works of iconic horror author Stephen King is no simple task, but writer/director Mike Flanagan makes it look easy while pulling double duty in a fitting sequel to Kubrick's horror classic. I had an odd sense of intrigue towards this film, especially with news of Flanagan being behind the camera. For those that don’t…

Review // The Lighthouse

With his 2016 feature debut The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers established himself as a big name and has fittingly returned with The Lighthouse, a dark and stormy tale of cabin fever at its finest.  Taking place on an isolated New England island in the 1890s, The Lighthouse follows two lighthouse keepers: the experienced Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe)…

Review // Men in Black: International

While Men in Black: International may contain aliens, black suits, glossy silver guns and a style reminiscent of the original, it captures nothing that has made the franchise special and unfortunately marks the lowest point in the series.  Leaving behind agents J and K, MiB: International attempts to takes the series outside of New York City…

Review // Pokémon Detective Pikachu

When the trailer dropped for Detective Pikachu, the Pokémon franchise's first live action film, I nearly shed a tear. Never had I seen something that seemed to capture the fun, imagination and scale that this series deserved quite so well. Could Detective Pikachu finally be the first great video game film adaptation? If the first trailer dropping the same…

Review // The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

I don’t know what it is about Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, but it seems that they can do no wrong. After helming The Lego Movie back in 2014, they continue to make monster hits that have won fans over, time and time again. Even the Academy has finally come around to their talents as 2018's Spider-Man:…