Friday, June 12, 2020

Da 5 Bloods - Review

The pain and anger that flows through Da 5 Bloods is palpable, as so many works from director Spike Lee are. It’s not as though he is a subtle or reserved filmmaker in any sense of the word, but something about the anguish of these four men that served a country that did not serve them in return feels all the more powerful in the light of the past few weeks. And while its themes carry obvious tones of injustice and racial inequality, one rings out above the rest: some fights just never end.

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Lovebirds - Review

The premise of The Lovebirds is not some complex, original idea. Take two likable actors, throw them into a life altering, dangerous scenario, and let them bounce off each other for 90 minutes and boom, you get the almost yearly chaotic comedy. The film was forced to Netflix due to the growing global crisis, but it’s arguable that The Lovebirds feels like it was always destined for the streaming world.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Wendy - Review

The story of Peter Pan has been beaten into the collective conscious of general audiences so many times by now that it would be a miracle if you didn’t know the basic set-up for every version. There is always a boy named Peter, a mysterious island or land with some mystical energy, and there is always a rag tag band of lost boys taking on some pirates. Some may include a magical fairy, or some severely racist animation (looking at you, Disney), but the point stands: if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.