Tyler Banark

Tyler Banark Pro

24-year-old Film Critic

Staff Writer for The Cinema Dispatch

Member of TLOC Productions and The Critics Circle

Favorite films

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Whiplash
  • The Shining
  • Good Will Hunting

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  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★★

  • Pineapple Express

    ★★½

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    ★★★

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    ★★★★

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  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★★

    A safe, psychedelic solo outing for Ethan Coen, DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS was a fun comedy that features a hilarious performance from our two leads (especially Margaret Qualley). I had a few laughs, but nothing audible. The trip sequences were odd and didn't add anything to the plot until closer to the end. Otherwise, DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS was still a great watch and definitely the best new release I've seen thus far in 2024.

  • Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express

    ★★½

    Watched this to see James Franco put his foot through a windshield, got James Franco putting his foot through a windshield.

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

    The Green Knight movie review: Within the six-ish years A24 has been around, it has made a landmark in the industry. It has become a studio/film distribution company for moviegoers and cares tremendously about the moviegoing experience (even in a global pandemic). Its presence alone makes movie fans invested and immediately intrigued. 'The Green Knight' is a testament to how far they've come and how they have one direction to go: up.
    Based on the famous Arthurian tale by an…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Dune movie review: After 13 months of waiting and waiting, we finally get around to Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's magnum opus 'Dune.' As I'm writing this, I still feel haunted by what I just watched. I've felt this way before with 'Avengers: Infinity War,' 'Midsommar,' and 'Come and See.' This feeling isn't bad; it's just more of an "I'm at a loss for words" kind of thing. I couldn't speak much to my friends as we left the…