Ex Machina Review

Since its release, I’ve been told by countless people to go watch Ex Machina. That it’s this groundbreaking film about A.I. that has a lot of surprising twists and turns. Naturally, I was excited to see it. And after watching Ex Machina, I liked it! Just, not as much as everyone else seems to. Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb Smith, a programmer who … Continue reading Ex Machina Review

A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls was probably my most anticipated movie coming into the 2017 year. It looked like a fantastic concept, full of cool effects and a great list of actors and actresses. In particular Sigourney Weaver, who gives a good performance in even the worst of her roles. After seeing A Monster Calls, I was completely blown away. The story, the acting, the visuals, eveything, was … Continue reading A Monster Calls Review

The Hateful Eight Review

I have always been a big fan of Quentin Tarantino. Not only is his visual style unique, but the dialogue of his characters is always so different from what your’e used to seeing in a movie. His characters will often sit around and talk small talk forever, yet I am so caught up in the amusing dialogue that I really enjoy it. That isn’t something every … Continue reading The Hateful Eight Review

The Big Short Review

One film I had the pleasure of viewing recently is The Big Short. The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and many others as a bunch economists who predicted the housing market crash of 2007-2008. So to their benefit, each decides to bet large sums of money against the housing market and make millions of dollars. The film follows each of these characters separately, giving … Continue reading The Big Short Review

74th Golden Globe Predictions

Starting off the new year we have the 74th annual Golden Globes award show. I often both disagree and dislike these award shows. I feel that a lot of their choices for the best films are not very good ones. They often snub films and pander to widely released films without much regards to independent filmmakers. However I cannot deny the effect that they have … Continue reading 74th Golden Globe Predictions

The Accountant Review

Screenwriter Bill Dubuque and director Gavin O’Connor managed to create a (so far) successful action movie about an accountant. It’s a story with plenty of humor, a well written cast, and a plot that feels half baked. The Accountant is an action thriller starring Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, who is a freelance accountant for criminal organizations. Wolff has a severe form of Autism which makes it difficult … Continue reading The Accountant Review

The Birth of a Nation Review

Before viewing The Birth of a Nation, I wasn’t sure what to think. I’m not always fond of film remakes, and at first this sounded like a retelling of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation. However I was pleasantly surprised to find out this film would be completely unrelated. Upon viewing The Birth of a Nation, I can genuinely say I enjoyed the film. Directed … Continue reading The Birth of a Nation Review

Deepwater Horizon Review

I’ve recently noticed that with Hollywood dramas, particularly those based on true events, there is a certain level of dramatization. This almost always occurs so that the film can maintain interest for the audience. However, I believe there gets to be a point where, like Sully, the dramatization gets a little overbearing. Where drawing out the events starts to work against keeping the audience engaged and inevitably … Continue reading Deepwater Horizon Review