The King of Staten Island is the Best Comedy of the Year – Review

Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson's newest film, The King of Staten Island, is a warm, heartfelt comedy that felt like it was made for the at home viewing experience. While it is certainly not a perfect movie by any means, its strengths outweigh its flaws. The King of Staten Island tells a story that is largely … Continue reading The King of Staten Island is the Best Comedy of the Year – Review

Da 5 Bloods: It’s Nice to Hear From Spike Lee Right Now – Review

Few cinematic voices carry as much weight in a time like this as Spike Lee's does. Lee has been commenting on, critiquing, and filming the issues currently at the center of our culture for over 30 years. His newest film, Da 5 Bloods—which opens with words from Muhammad Ali and closes with a speech from Martin … Continue reading Da 5 Bloods: It’s Nice to Hear From Spike Lee Right Now – Review

The Lovebirds Is Carried By Its Two Leads – Review

The Lovebirds was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on April 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that obviously didn't happen. Instead, Netflix acquired the film from Paramount during the pandemic, and released it on their streaming service this Friday. I'm grateful Netflix and Paramount found a way to give us this entertainment during … Continue reading The Lovebirds Is Carried By Its Two Leads – Review

Bad Education: The Most Long Island Movie of All Time? – Review

Cory Finley's impressive second feature, Bad Education, will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys smart, well-made films. However, it will be especially compelling for people from a certain area of this country. This film is based on the true story of the largest school embezzlement scandal in American history, which took place in Roslyn, New … Continue reading Bad Education: The Most Long Island Movie of All Time? – Review

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Is 2019’s Hidden Masterpiece – Review

I've heard a lot about Céline Sciamma's fourth feature film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, over the course of the past few months. It became a favorite of many film critics once the film started playing on the festival circuit. It even won the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes film festival back in … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire Is 2019’s Hidden Masterpiece – Review

Downhill: Frequently Entertaining, Ultimately Underwhelming – Review

The writing, directing team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are the minds behind one of my favorite films of 2013, The Way Way Back. Finally, after seven years, they have released their second film, a remake of the french film Force Majeure entitled Downhill. The excellent way they blended comedy and drama in their 2013 debut greatly … Continue reading Downhill: Frequently Entertaining, Ultimately Underwhelming – Review

Why Birds of Prey Struggled at the Box Office, and An Examination of the Current State of DC Films

So, Birds of Prey has been available to the public for only four days, and already has a new title. The film's original title, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), was changed after a disappointing opening weekend at the box office. The film is now called Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Like I … Continue reading Why Birds of Prey Struggled at the Box Office, and An Examination of the Current State of DC Films

Bad Boys For Life: The Blueprint For a New Type of January Release? – Review

For a long time now, January has been known to be a sort-of cinematic garbage can for studios to dump their trash in at the beginning of the year. Every time we turn the calendar from one year to the next we can expect a hoard of bad movies to fill theaters across the country. … Continue reading Bad Boys For Life: The Blueprint For a New Type of January Release? – Review