Film Review: The Call of the Wild (2020)

Dir: Chris Sanders Starring: Harrison Ford, Terry Notary, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, and more. Rating: PG Runtime: 1hr 40min Spoiler Level: Light! Book spoilers are noted. As a self-admitted former wolf girl, one of my favorite books growing up was The Call of the Wild by Jack London. However, my introduction to theContinue reading “Film Review: The Call of the Wild (2020)”

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, neitherContinue reading “Take a Chance”

Film Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

Dir: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, etc. Runtime: 2hr4min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Anything major will be marked under a ‘Read more’! Captain Marvel, the latest origin story in the extensive Marvel Cinematic Universe, follows the titular heroineContinue reading “Film Review: Captain Marvel (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”

Best Picture Countdown #2: BlackKklansman

“I just want to leave you, sisters and brothers, with these last words. If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am for myself alone, who am I? If not now, when? And if not you, who? We need an undying love for black people, wherever we may be. All power toContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #2: BlackKklansman”

Best Picture Countdown #4: A Star is Born

“Music is essentially twelve notes between any octave. Twelve notes and the octave repeats. It’s the same story told over and over. All the artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes.” – Sam Elliott as Bobby Maine in A Star is Born (2018) Early into awards-speculation season, Bradley Cooper’s highly-anticipated directorial debutContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #4: A Star is Born”

Best Picture Countdown #6: Green Book

“You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.” – Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley in Green Book (2018) Several of this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees have endured significant scrutiny and controversy, and the Peter Farrelly helmed Green Book, which depicts the relationship between African American pianist Don Shirley andContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #6: Green Book”

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)”

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)”