Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Dir: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany. Runtime: 2hr 15min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light, some hints here and there. After facing a (rumored) fraught production, during which the original directors were fired due to "creative differences" and replaced with Ron Howard... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Dir: The Russo Bros Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chrises Evans, Hemsworth, and Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Chadwick Boseman, Peter Dinklage, Tom Holland, lots and lots of other amazing humans, possibly some aliens, and one badass cape. Runtime: 2hr 29min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light, if any. No major... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Chappaquiddick (2018)

Dir: John Curran Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, etc. Runtime: 1hr 41min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light Chappaquiddick is based on the true story of the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, in which a car accident involving senator Ted Kennedy (Clark) resulted in the death of political campaign secretary Mary Jo... Continue Reading →

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Dir: Ava DuVernay Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zack Galifanakis, Storm Reid, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller, etc. Runtime: 1hr49min Rating: PG Spoiler level: Light A Wrinkle in Time, one of the most-hyped releases of 2018, and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle, follows... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Dir. Luca Guadagnino Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois Rating: R Runtime: 2hr 12min Spoiler level: Minor (some dialogue is revealed) Each year, I make an effort to see every Best Picture nominee for the Academy Awards, and was lucky enough to have time to see Luca... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Spoiler level: Minor The moment I saw a screenshot of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill some months ago, I knew I was going to see this movie. I had to travel an hour away... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Justice League (2017)

Dir. Zack Snyder / Joss Whedon (uncredited) Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Ciaran Hinds. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr Spoiler level: MAJOR. ***I AM NOT HOLDING BACK, THIS ENTIRE REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. SO HERE IS YOUR WARNING; MAJOR... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Dir. Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Karl Urban, and Idris Elba Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr10m Spoiler level: Light, some mention of plot points but no end spoilers. Of all the MCU major Avenger film trilogies, I have generally considered the Thor films to... Continue Reading →

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