The Goldfinch

Feels more like a forgery than a work of art.

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Avengers: Endgame

This is your warning. It is truly impossible to discuss this film in any capacity without going into plot details. I strongly urge you to watch Endgame before reading this review. If you care about spoilers, you might as well see it as soon as possible, then come back and give this review a look-see.…

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Shazam

Ever since Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, DC’s comic book movies have begun moving further and further from the family-film nature of the original Christopher Reeves Superman saga. With each passing movie, they get darker and darker in hopes of recapturing the supposed sophistication and serious tone of The Dark Knight. On the other end, in…

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Happy Death Day 2 U

Happy Death Day 2 U is the convoluted sequel to Blumhouse’s surprise hit film sold off the simple genius of its premise: “What if Groundhog Day was a horror movie?” The sequel is patently ridiculous, remarkably schlocky and boldly enters into a whole new dimension of absurdity. But, as far as I’m concerned, that’s the…

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

From its redundant title, obnoxious music, confusing meta-narrative to its insistence that Chris Pratt was more likable when he was fat, The Lego Movie 2 feels hastily assembled in comparison to its effortlessly creative predecessor. It’s been five long years since The Lego Movie first graced the world with its presence. An inventive, touching story…

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Serenity

You ever see a movie you can smell? When I was in the second grade, my school went on a field trip to a Gulf Coast Fish Hatchery. It was not what I would call a fun experience, as the entire trip was full of the aroma of dead fish and sea spray. Serenity smells…

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