Friday, July 26, 2019

Once Upon a Hollywood - Review

The idea of making movies that lovingly gaze at the movies is not a new concept. Quentin Tarantino hasn’t quite dipped into the well in an overt way, but the influence of film’s past on his work has always been evident. With Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, however, Tarantino gets to showcase his seemingly endless knowledge of film history for a fairy tale unlike any other.

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Lion King - Review

What happens when Disney runs out of renaissance era animated films to adapt into the “live-action” remakes? Is Pixar next? Are we looking at small ants taking on a grasshopper in 2022’s remake of a A Bug’s Life? How about the perilous journey of Marlin as he searches for his son in Finding Nemo? While the prospects of this actually seem far-fetched, to a degree, The Lion King feels like a demonstration of how realistic they can make these classics without changing an ounce of the story.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Crawl - Review

A house full of Alligators. A category five hurricane. Both are equally terrifying in their own right, but a combo of the two would is dreadful and gruesome in all the worst (or best) ways. Putting characters in the path of  disasters or various natural predators is not a new idea, but the perils of sloshing through a Florida swamp comes with its own bits of outlandish entertainment.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home - Review (NO SPOILERS)

Just barely two months have passed since the release of Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of everything that had come before and set up for things to come after. If Endgame was the final chapter, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the epilogue, a look at a world after Thanos and the Avengers, and a glimpse of what’s to come for everyone’s favorite web-head.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Midsommar - Review

It’s official: Ari Aster would be the world’s worst grief counselor. The director once again takes the inherent melodrama of a human event and mixes it into his own brand of horror: an exquisitely crafted and atmospheric affair unlike anything else in 2019. It may not be as nightmarish of an endeavor as Hereditary was, but Midsommar is an experience that’s sure to leave most people at an absolute loss for words.