The Lego Batman Movie (2017) review

The Lego brand is a long enduring brand that shows no signs of slowing down. Having been around for 84 years, it seems odd that it took them so long to get a big screen film together. However, in 2014, armed with the rights to…

“Dirty Harry” Series Overview

The Dirty Harry series were the hit crime films of the seventies that appealed to to everyone, despite having a protagonist who was very narrow-minded. Clint Eastwood’s Harry Callahan became an essential pop culture icon after his debut in the titular Dirty Harry in 1971….

The Birth of a Nation (2016) review

A slightly edited version of this was originally published on West Side Story. The Birth of a Nation promises many things from the title alone. If you’re a film student or historian, you will know that it is reclaiming the name of a very famous…

Sully (2016) review

Sully is not a biopic about Captain Sullenberger’s 40-year experience as a pilot. Rather, It focuses on his big career-defining moment when he saved the everyone aboard of Flight 1549 by landing it on the Hudson River. Few films are centered around such a short…

Jackie Brown (1997) review

Jackie Brown is the third picture Quentin Tarantino directed and is a departure from many things typically expected from him. Namely, the film is considerably less bloody and has a smaller body count than his other works. It’s also his only script to date that…

Don’t Think Twice (2016) review

Originally posted on West Side Story student newspaper website.  Don’t Think Twice is a movie about improvisational comedy, an interesting topic that I don’t think gets nearly enough attention on the screen. The film is a fun character piece, written and directed by Mike Birbiglia…

The Graduate (1967) review

The Graduate tells the story of Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman in his breakthrough role), a down on his luck graduate whose life goes from bad to worse after being seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an old friend of his parents. Matters are…

Top Five Summer 2016 Movies

So, that time has come. August has nearly left us, and September is nearly upon us. With that comes the culmination of the summer movie season. I’m your friendly neighborhood movie buff here to count down for you my personal picks for the top five…

Top Five Deep Cuts To Rent

This summer I’ve been doing extensive research and self betterment. Which for me of course, means watching loads of films. Later this week I will count down the best new theatrical releases of this season. But for now, I will be listing the best deep…

Steven Universe Season 3 Retrospective

BIG SPOILERS, BIG TIME “My floating power is tied to my emotions! Just like all my stupid powers!!!”~ Steven (S3E6 Steven Floats) So we have come to the conclusion of the third season of Steven Universe. I haven’t touched on SU on my blog, but…