Movie Reviews

"Nomadland" (2020)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Chloé Zhao Based on Jessica Bruder’s book Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathaim and Linda May ‘A…

"The Father" (2020)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Florian Zeller Co-written by Christopher Hampton Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Mark Gatiss ‘A Powerful…

"Minari" (2020)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Lee Isaac Chung Starring Steven Yeun, Alan Kim and Youn Yuh-jung ‘A Marvelous Masterpiece’ Foreign films…

"Mangrove" (2020)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright and Malachi Kirby ‘A Captivating Courtroom Drama’ Peaceful black…

"Mank" (2020)- Movie Review

Directed by David Fincher Written by Jack Fincher  Starring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins ‘Filmmaking at its Finest’…

"Mulan" (2020)- Movie Review

Directed by Niki Caro Written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver Starring Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Tzi Ma ‘An Enthralling Live-Action Remake’…

"Tenet" (2020)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki ‘A Mind-Blowing Marvel’ Not many…

"Pain and Glory" (2019)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Starring Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz and Asier Etxeandia ‘A Powerful Autobiographical Memoir’ Few filmmakers…

"Hamilton" (2020)- Movie Review

Directed by Thomas Kail Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jonathan Groff ‘A Must-See Musical’…

"Judy" (2019)- Movie Review

Directed by Rupert Goold Written by Tom Edge (based on stage play “End of the Rainbow” by Peter Quilter) Starring…

"Honey Boy" (2019)- Movie Review

Directed by Alma Har’el Written by Shia LaBeouf Starring Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges ‘A Powerful Cinematic Memoir’…

"Harriet" (2019)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Kasi Lemmons Co-written by Gregory Allen Howard Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle Monáe…

"Waves" (2019)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Trey Edward Shults Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Sterling K. Brown and Taylor Russell     ‘A…

"Emma" (2020)- Movie Review

Directed by Autumn de Wilde Written by Eleanor Catton (based on the book by Jane Austen) Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny…

"Uncut Gems" (2019)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie Co-written by Ronald Bronstein Starring Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield and Kevin Garnett…

"1917" (2019)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Sam Mendes Co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns Starring George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman and Colin Firth ‘A Breathtaking…

The Best Movies of 2019

Let’s face the facts: 2019 was a fantastic year for films. It was a wonderful time to be a moviegoer.…

"Cats" (2019)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Tom Hooper Co-written by Lee Hall Starring Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson and Judi Dench ‘A Catastrophic…

"Detroit" (2017)- Movie Review

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Written by Mark Boal Starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Will Poulter ‘A Nerve-wracking Thriller’ Racism…

"Arrival" (2016)- Movie Review

Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Eric Heisserer (based on short story by Ted Chiang) Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner…

"Spotlight" (2015)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Tom McCarthy Co-written by Josh Singer Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams ‘Filmmaking at…

"Room" (2015)- Movie Review

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Written by Emma Donoghue (based off acclaimed novel) Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and William H.…

"The Gift" (2015)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Joel Edgerton Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton ‘A Thought-Provoking Thriller’ About halfway through…

"Southpaw" (2015)- Movie Review

Directed by Antoine Fuqua Written by Kurt Sutter Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker ‘A Powerful but Predictable…

"Boyhood" (2014)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette ‘Absolutely Unforgettable’ About halfway through Richard…

"Her" (2013)- Movie Review

Written and Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson and Amy Adams ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ You…

"Gravity" (2013)- Movie Review

Written and directed by Alfonso Cauron Co-written by Jonas Cauron Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris ‘A Groundbreaking…

"Prisoners" (2013)- Movie Review

Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Aaron Guzikowski Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard ‘Mind-Boggling Complexity’    …

"Jobs" (2013)- Movie Review

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern Written by Matt Whiteley Starring Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad and J.K. Simmons ‘More Entertaining than…

"Elysium" (2013)- Movie Review

Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley ‘Breakthrough Originality’ In a Summer that’s…

"2 Guns" (2013)- Movie Review

Directed by Baltasar Kormakur Written by Blake Masters (based off graphic novels by Steve Grant) Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg,…

"Red 2" (2013)- Movie Review

Directed by Dean Parisot Written by Jon and Erich Hoeber Starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich ‘As Bland…

"Dhobi Ghat" (2010)- Movie Review

Written and directed by Kiran Rao Starring Aamir Khan, Prateik, and Monica Dogra ‘Beautifully Revealed Society’ A person’s life, for…

"A Separation" (2011)- Movie Review

Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi Starring Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, and Sareh Bayat ‘Landmark Filmmaking’ Certain decisions are difficult…

"Drive" (2011)- Movie Review

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Written by Hossein Amini (based off book by James Sallis) Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan,…

The Best Films of 2012

Lets face the facts. 2012 was a great year for films. From emotionally driven dramas to tremendously entertaining comic-book movies,…