Take a Chance

Way back in 2008, I was sixteen years old and on vacation with my family in Massachusetts. My dad and I got into an argument over movies - he had already seen Iron Man, and insisted it was better than the film I had twice seen already, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. However, neither... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #8: Darkest Hour

"Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished." - Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, 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 Darkest Hour is an exploration into the life of British Prime... Continue Reading →

Five Memorable Film-Going Experiences

Sometimes, it's not the film itself that makes a film-going experience memorable... sometimes, it's the circumstances surrounding it. And I've had a handful of these experiences during my years as a film "buff"... 1.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 (2011) I made it to the front page of the paper for this... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Home Again (2017)

Dir. Hallie Meyers-Shyer Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky, Candice Bergen Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr37m Spoiler level: Light This past Tuesday, for the first time in ages, I went into a film without looking at the RT score. I saw the trailer a couple of times, chuckled a bit, and... Continue Reading →

Unexpected and Underrated

Before I became a frequent movie-goer, one whiff of a bad review would be enough to convince me to avoid a film. I'd go to the theater to see the "hits," the usual popcorn flicks, but that was more or less it. Now, over the past few years, my film taste palette has expanded considerably.... Continue Reading →

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