Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Deepwater Horizon - Review

   The disaster film, often an over exuberant mess or patriotic to a nauseating degree, comes around every once in a while to remind everyone how terrifying events like these can be. But every once in awhile a filmmaker can leave those tendencies behind and make a gripping and thrilling film about the human spirit, and that’s exactly what Deepwater Horizon provides.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Magnificent Seven - Review

   Now remakes are a tricky thing to truly nail down, but a remake of a remake, that’s just tall order beyond anything a remake could face.  The original tale of Seven Samurai was given the remake treatment in the form of 1960’s The Magnificent Seven, both classics in their own right, the former more so than the latter. And thus 2016 produces another remake that attempts to capture a fraction of what those two did.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blair Witch - Review

   It’s rare that a single year can produce so many solid, some even great, horror films and yet 2016 has done that. Of course now the peak of scary movie season is approaching as October draws near and the quality is sure to take a dip, but maybe the sequel to one of the best marketed films of all time can give us one last good before all the bad.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sully - Review

   Clint Eastwood, a staple in Hollywood for almost six decades whether in front of the camera or behind it, has returned to the director’s chair. The eighty-six year old man takes another swing at biopics with a take on a rather recent event with “The Miracle on the Hudson”. As if that weren’t exciting enough, why not throw one of the greatest working actors in there as well? The results are bound to be something special.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Light Between Oceans - Review

   Blockbuster season has officially drawn to a close as September rolls in and brings with it all the awards season films you could imagine. This year, the awards bait starts early with the first weekend in September seeing the release of a drama with an Oscar nominee and two Oscar winners as the leads. That film happens to be The Light Between Oceans and while it may be starting a new season of films, it still carries a little bit of the stink from Summer with it.