Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Review [Spoilers]

42 years. 9 films. 2 spin-offs. 6 television series. A goddamn holiday special. And as much merchandise as is humanly possible. The Star Wars franchise is a cultural staple that, since its first film in 1977 has grown to be one of, if not the most, well-known media franchise to date. It's the story of… Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Review [Spoilers]

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Retrospective Review

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) is a stop-motion animated holiday film that pushed the boundaries of technological storytelling at the time of its release. Based on a poem by Burton, the film is helmed by director Henry Selick who's gone on to director other animated classics such as James and the Giant Peach… Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Retrospective Review

10 Details from the WW84 Trailer – Breakdown

Patty Jenkins' 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman reinvigorated the DCEU after dismal entries like BvS: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016) all but killed the franchise before it could get through its first act. Thankfully, Jenkins delivered a home run with the surprisingly well-made revival of the Princess of Themyscira. A sequel was… Continue reading 10 Details from the WW84 Trailer – Breakdown

The Irishman (2019) Review

Martin Scorsese. Robert de Niro. Joe Pesci. Al Pacino. If you're a fan of crime dramas then you know that these names are responsible for some of the best and the most influential films in the genre. In 1990, director Scorsese released the seminal classic GoodFellas starring both De Niro and Pesci in roles that… Continue reading The Irishman (2019) Review

Frozen II (2019) Review [Minor Spoilers]

Frozen II (2019) is the long-awaited sequel to Disney's 2013 musical hit that took the world by storm with its showstopping theme "Let It Go" performed by Broadway star Idina Menzel (Wicked). The film features the return of Menzel to the role of Queen Elsa and actress Kristen Bell (The Good Place) to the role… Continue reading Frozen II (2019) Review [Minor Spoilers]

A Few Good Men (1992) Retrospective Review

A Few Good Men (1992) is a legal drama film based on a stage play written by renowned scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin who is best known for works such as The West Wing (1999-2006) and The Social Network (2010) among others. The writer adapted the stage play for the big screen and the resulting script was… Continue reading A Few Good Men (1992) Retrospective Review

Klaus (2019) Review [No Spoilers]

Netflix has begun churning out their watchlist for the holidays, which gives us a mutlitude of options to entertain ourselves with during this festive season. Last time, I discussed my thoughts on Let It Snow (2019). Now, we have a joyous animated treat that I truly did enjoy. Klaus (2019) is an animated Christmas comedy… Continue reading Klaus (2019) Review [No Spoilers]

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Retrospective Review and Analysis

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) is a Japanese animated science fiction drama film directed by the award-winning Mamoru Hosoda. It's based on a 1967 novel of the same name written by Yasutaka Tsutsui and serves as a loose sequel and retelling of the the source material - sharing the same theme and premise.… Continue reading The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Perfect Blue (1997) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Perfect Blue (1997) is a Japanese psychological thriller anime film directed by the late Satoshi Kon, who's known for his animated works that explore themes such as voyeurism, performance, and reality to comment on society and the human psyche. The director would go on to direct other renowned anime films such as Millennium Actress (2001),… Continue reading Perfect Blue (1997) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review [Spoilers]

The Terminator franchise has had some hits and misses in its 35 years. And besides the first two, they’ve mostly been misses. But it looks to turn that around with Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), which is also known as Terminator 3: The Third Try, We Hope We Get It Right This Time. As the sixth installation to the… Continue reading Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review [Spoilers]