Friday, July 13, 2018

Sorry to Bother You - Review

Though the year is barely passed the halfway point, it’s relatively safe to declare Sorry to Bother You the weirdest cinematic experience of 2018. In a way, it seems apt for the absolute insanity of the real world to be mirrored in this insane movie, whether it be the visual craft behind it, the absurd humor, or the increasingly berserk nature of the entire premise, every ounce of this film is out there and remarkable. And to think, a first-time filmmaker is behind it all.

Skyscraper - Review

The word ridiculous may as well be forever associated with Dwayne Johnson and his chosen projects. Of course, this could mean a variety of good or bad things for the premise, the look, the action itself, or the whole idea in general. Skyscraper falls into the ridiculous in a bad way column as it frequently plays around in increasingly unbelievable and laughable scenarios that only get more unreasonable when you apply even a little logic, the true definition of shutting your brain off for a little under two hours.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The First Purge - Review

In 2013, when the first film in this horror franchise released, the concept of one night of legal crime to eliminate those the racist government officials deemed unworthy of support anymore was a decent premise for a film. In 2018, the idea isn’t as far-fetched anymore and thus the social commentary has become increasingly thick with each subsequent release. As reality becomes all the more terrifying from day to day, the space for this franchise and its silly and often ham-fisted delivery of allegory may be vanishing as well.