Rampage | Movie Review

Video game films have a long tradition of being terrible. The best video game movies generally tend to not even focus on a specific game, like Wreck It Ralph or Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It’s very clear that Hollywood does not understand the audience, despite moderate hits like the recent release of Tomb Raider. So when it was time to review the new Rampage movie, based on the classic Midway arcade game of the

Isle of Dogs | Movie Review

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If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson films, you will be a fan of Isle of Dogs. Wes Anderson movies have a special kind of feel to them that many will tell you, creates a genre of their own. Many Wes Anderson films feel part comedy, part drama, part historical parody, and Isle of Dogs follows all of those trends with a charming and witty film about a boy and his dogs. Let’s take a

Pacific Rim Uprising | Movie Review

The first Pacific Rim wasn’t a masterpiece in storytelling. It didn’t have the deepest plot, or characters with deeply thought-provoking arcs. What it did have was giant mechs fighting giant monsters. It had enough heart to make you care about both the mechs (known as Jaegers) and the humans inside them, and the stakes were high enough that there was tension in every fight scene. None of that has been carried over to the sequel, which

Death Wish | Movie Review

Like many Hollywood films, Death Wish is not new or groundbreaking, but it is a lot of fun. The film is a reimagining of the 1974 Death Wish, which in turn was based on the novel by Brian Garfield. While the original film was only loosely based on the novel, the reimagining takes additional liberties to tell a unique and varied story compared to both the film and the novel. The original film spawned a

Black Panther | Movie Review

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Marvel has had a stellar track record when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). While not every film has been a critical success, they’ve all been financial home runs and have renewed Hollywood’s interest in the cinematic universe. After 10 years of blockbuster films, the Marvel formula is a proven success, and that extends to the first Black solo movie of the MCU, Black Panther. In our review of Black Panther, we’ll take

The 15:17 to Paris | Movie Review

Clint Eastwood has an impressive acting résumé, but some might argue he’s an even better director. With iconic films such as Gran Torino, American Sniper, and Unforgiven under his belt, most people take note when a new Clint Eastwood directorial project is in the works. Eastwood’s latest directorial effort is The 15:17 to Paris, a unique film that follows the 2015 Thalys train attack in France. Our review of The 15:17 to Paris will cover

I, Tonya | Movie Review

The story of Tonya Harding is something that most people (especially those in their 30s now) know pretty well. When it happened back in the 90s it made news headlines everywhere, but there’s always been some mystery about whether or not we got the true story of how those events went down. Now, decades later with have a proper retelling of the Tonya Harding story. Oddly enough, while there’s a decent amount of liberty taken

Roman J. Israel, Esq. | Movie Review

Denzel Washington is a talented actor by any meaningful metric. Most of his films are both entertaining and critically well-received. However, almost every character he plays feels like a variant of the same person. Despite the fact that Washington has only ever done one sequel (The Equalizer 2, which is currently filming), many of his characters feel like slightly different shades of one another. That’s not to say these characters aren’t enjoyable or entertaining to

Coco | Movie Review

Disney and Pixar have a long and successful history. When you see Pixar’s name on a new film, it’s generally safe to assume you’re about to watch a good movie. However, Coco is somewhat of a departure from more traditional Pixar films. The movie follows the general storytelling elements of other Pixar films, but the focus is on death, with the animated movie heavily influenced by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, more commonly known

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Movie Review

It’s the time of year when studios start releasing films that they hope will be in contention for multiple awards. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one such film, and if it doesn’t take home some sort of recognition at the big awards events, something is seriously wrong with Hollywood. That’s not to say Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is for everyone, but for those who don’t need giant robots or big explosions, and don’t