• The King's Man

    The King's Man


    The newest film in the Kingsman franchise, the King’s Man is a prequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service that blew me away with its breathtaking action and tongue in cheek humor. Unfortunately, 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle failed to deliver a worthy sequel and while the film wasn’t terrible, it was disappointing compared to the original. 
    Well, Matthew Vaughn’s latest outing is definitely far superior to its superior but it isn’t quite flawed either.
    Ralph Fiennes lead performance as…

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket


    Sean Baker’s latest slice of life story brings the audience into the life of Mikey Saber, a down on his luck porn star returning home to rebuild his life. Baker as a director has a great fly on the wall style of filmmaking that really captures the gritty nature of the story he’s telling( also utilized well in 2015’s Tangerine and 2017’s Florida Project) and makes the character feel real with their flaws exposed and Simon Rex as Mikey has…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    Paul Thomas Anderson's latest hang out movies in the vein of Dazed and Confused, Licorice Pizza does a great job imbuing the spirit and feel of the 70s through its smooth cinematography and political themes while also being darkly hilarious and deeply heartfelt in its story at the same time.
    The story of Alaina Kane(Alaina Haim) and her relationship with Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman), a minor, is done in such a tasteful way and their relationship feels so natural thanks…

  • The Host

    The Host


    The Host wants so bad to be Psycho that it steals most of its story but executes it in such a bland way with terrible acting, poor direction and cinematography that comes off as cheap and a feel that is cheesy and also very bland. Hate knocking on a film that lacks a budget to look great, but The Host fails to be anything memorable and is just forgettable at the end of the day.

  • The Grudge

    The Grudge

    January horror films are usually not good and this continues the tradition with this loose blending of several stories of this entity terrorizing them because of their connection to the cursed house and it has a great cast (with John Cho, Lin Shaye, Betty Gilpin, Demian Bichir, Jackie Weaver and William Sadler among others) and give them nothing to do. The stories are all predictable full of jump scares, cliche horror imagery and scenes that come off as laughingly bad…

  • Underwater



    Underwater has hints of the Abyss, Aliens and Sphere when it keeps whats lurking in the water at a distance and has this cerebral feel to the story while Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel and even TJ Miller excel in this survival situation they're in as they are dealing with the elements and scenarios they encounter(air supply, broken machinery etc) but when what is in the water is revealed, it quickly becomes reminiscent of the Meg and not in the best…

  • Like a Boss

    Like a Boss

    Like A Boss has great actresses in Tiffany Haddish, Rose Bryne and Salma Hayek that have proven before to be great in comedy roles but the story and humor they given just doesn't turn out to be funny at all and often times is often cringeworthy. Jennifer Coolidge and Billy Porter had more to work with as far as the comedy is concerned and are actually funny but are only in a few scenes with Porter's best scene being placed…

  • Brahms: The Boy II

    Brahms: The Boy II

    The sequel to the 2016 original The Boy that replaces Lauren Cohan with Katie Holmes(to lesser acting success) and takes the bizarre events of the original and retcons them to add this supernatural element to Brahms the doll.
    The dream sequences and jump scares continue to drag down the franchise along with the bland acting from Katie Holmes and it assumes the audience has seen the first movie as the doll just appears with no explanation of what Brahms is,…

  • Dolittle



    The latest adaptation of the Dr Dolittle story wrote by Hugh Lofting, Dolittle continues to show Hollywood doesn't know what to do with Robert Downing Jr outside of the MCU. Dolittle has this lighthearted nature to it that has a story that keeps Dolittle and his furry friends moving through their quest in a good pace that will keep young children entertained along with many good actors doing voices they will like as well.
    Unfortunately, the humor(mostly revolving around animal…

  • Seberg



    Seberg is a Kristen Stewart led film as French actress Jean Seberg who becomes a target of the FBI when she supports the Civil Right movement during the 60s and while Stewart is great in her role, the story just never goes anywhere worthy of that performance and lacks depth as it moves through the events without much to say about it. Anthony Mackie and Zazie Beetz also turn in great performance as well as Jack O Connell who might…

  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life


    Bad Boys For Life brought Will Smith & Martin Lawrence back to a franchise that hadn't been visited since 2003 and it picks up right where the franchise left off (except for Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi replacing Michael Bay in the director's chair) and this continues to be a dependable franchise.
    The storyline continues to be cliche cop action movie and is predictable in where the story will go (as was its predecessors) but Smith and Lawrence continue this…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen


    Guy Ritchie is back to the British crime action films that made him such a great director(Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and that slick stylistic look that made those films so crisp along with a cast that comprised of Charlie Hunnam, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant and Henry Golding who all worked so well together thanks to that classic Guy Ritchie dialogue and humor injected into those intense scenes that really sets his films apart…