Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019

I usually do this as a dual post with my favorite books I read in 2019, but I had a not so great reading year last year, chalking up roughly half the amount of books I usually do, so this year it’s film only! Also, bear in mind, this is a list of my favoriteContinue reading “Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019”

My Week in Movies

So my internet is terrible and I had to write all of this on my phone, please excuse any typos. But this week I managed to get to the theater four times, so I thought I’d post some mini reviews… Avengers: Endgame (Reissue): The sequel to last year’s massive Marvel hit Infinity War and theContinue reading “My Week in Movies”

Film Review: Dumbo (2019)

Dir: Tim Burton Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, etc. Runtime: 1hr52min Rating: PG Spoiler level: Light When I first heard that Disney planned to put out a live-action version of the 1941 animated film Dumbo, I – and many others – had reservations. The original Dumbo is a classic, reveredContinue reading “Film Review: Dumbo (2019)”

Best Picture Countdown #1: The Favourite

“I have sent for some lobsters. I thought we could race them and then eat them.” – Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite (2018) Of all eight films nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards, Yorgos Lanthimos’s semi-ridiculous period dramedy The Favourite impressed me the most. A thrilling combination of absurdContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #1: The Favourite”

The Things We Connect With

When you read a book, what are the things you connect with? Are there certain factors that stand out to you more than others? I read mostly YA, but I don’t shy away from any particular genre, and do stray into adult literature on occasion. For me, there are a couple of elements that leapContinue reading “The Things We Connect With”

Inaccurate

Historical films can be tricky for viewers – a fact I realized after watching the 1989 miniseries Cross of Fire, starring John Heard and Mel Harris, about the rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer by D.C. Stephens, a prominent K.K.K. leader, in 1925. After viewing the film, my history teacher destroyed me by saying thatContinue reading “Inaccurate”

One Shot #3: Tron Legacy (2010)

I have previously mentioned my enduring love for Tron: Legacy, directed by visionary director Joseph Kosinski, but in case you are unaware, here’s a brief synopsis of my persistent adoration. At one point, I had a Tron wall in my room. I have 2 action figures on my shelf and a glow-in-the-dark Tron Funko Pop. I wroteContinue reading “One Shot #3: Tron Legacy (2010)”

Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Dir: Ol Parker Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Cher, Meryl Streep, etc. Runtime: 1hr54min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Some small tidbits, but nothing major. Ten years ago, Mamma Mia! hit theaters. I went to see it with a high school friendContinue reading “Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)”

One Shot #1: The Searchers

Movies are, on a base level, a collection of scenes woven together by a narrative. Like a sweater, comprised of many stitches. Or a sandwich, composed of many layers. And when you break it down even more, and strip more elements away, a film can be reduced solely to images – and some images canContinue reading “One Shot #1: The Searchers”

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Dir: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, etc. Runtime: 1hr58min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light, some hints here and there. One tidbit beneath the read-more. I am a big fan of 2015’s Ant-Man, to the point where it’s inContinue reading “Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)”