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…

The Star Trek Films, Ranked

This year, the Star Trek franchise celebrates fifty years since the original series that started it all aired on CBS in 1966. We get a new film in the canon this year (Star Trek Beyond)  as well as the unveiling of the new design of…

Star Trek Beyond (2016) review

  With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this year, we get the latest entry in the reboot series, Star Trek Beyond. The film avoids the excessive fan service of Into Darkness, but still has subtle nods for fans in the same fashion as the…

Ghostbusters (2016) review

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! Despite the controversy surrounding it, I went into the new Ghostbusters film with an open mind and found it immensely enjoyable. I’ve not left a movie being so happy in awhile. It might not be the best film of the year, but…