All posts by Michael Welsh

The Hitman’s Bodyguard: A Few Laughs… But That’s About It (Review)

I went into The Hitman’s Bodyguard and was at least hoping that it would be a guilty pleasure… With Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, it would have to be decently enjoyable, right? RIGHT?! Wrong. It is pretty bad overall. There are some pretty big laughs, but that is about it. I really wanted to like this one. Continue reading The Hitman’s Bodyguard: A Few Laughs… But That’s About It (Review)

Logan Lucky: Ensemble of the Summer Shines in This Witty Heist Movie (Review)

It is so refreshing to see a heist film that has a good blend of comedy, wittiness, and cleverness. Sometimes, heist movies try too hard and have too many twists and turns until it becomes a mess. Logan Lucky is the complete opposite of that. It is truly hilarious and written so well that its difficult to look away from the screen. The entire cast is great as well, making it one of the summer’s best films.  Continue reading Logan Lucky: Ensemble of the Summer Shines in This Witty Heist Movie (Review)

Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick! All of His Movies Ranked

Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest directors and writers of all time. His ability to tell a story was truly like no other. From The Killing to Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick consistently changed cinema with every film he released. Today is his birthday, so I thought it would be appropriate to rank his filmography. This was a very hard list for me to make. Continue reading Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick! All of His Movies Ranked

Ozark: Interesting & Intense But Doesn’t Achieve Greatness (Review)

Netflix has established the reputation of releasing very impressive TV shows and movies. When I first saw that Ozark was a “Breaking Bad” type show, I was immediately all in. Breaking Bad is the greatest TV show of all time. I recently finished Ozark and I’m here to say that it is nowhere near the level of Breaking Bad, but it is still a cool show with some really intense moments and solid performances from Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. I’m interested to see where they go with it from here. Continue reading Ozark: Interesting & Intense But Doesn’t Achieve Greatness (Review)

The Top 10 Christopher Nolan Films Ranked From Following to Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the best filmmakers in the industry today. His ability to tell a story in a unique way and his confident directing makes his films a spectacle to behold. With Dunkirk hitting theaters this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to rank his filmography.  Continue reading The Top 10 Christopher Nolan Films Ranked From Following to Dunkirk

A Ghost Story is Life, Death & Time Conveyed Like You’ve Never Seen (Review)

When’s the last time you watched a drama and it was more terrifying than a horror movie? A Ghost Story manages to provoke almost every emotion you can think of. But don’t be misled. It is NOT a horror movie. It is just haunting because of how Director David Lowery conveys certain death, loneliness, and time. It is more of poem than a film. The simplistic nature of A Ghost Story is executed beautifully to make it one of the most thought-provoking films of 2017. You’ve never seen anything like it. Continue reading A Ghost Story is Life, Death & Time Conveyed Like You’ve Never Seen (Review)

Dunkirk is a Masterpiece: Palm-Sweating Visual Storytelling at its Finest (Review)

Christopher Nolan has worked his way up to not only one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, but also one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His nonlinear storytelling combined with consistent use of practical effects give his films a very unique look and feel. With Dunkirk, I was extremely anxious and slightly nervous because the early reviews were saying that it was Nolan’s best film and his masterpiece. I kept thinking, there is no way he can top Inception or Interstellar right? Well I’m here to tell you guys, he very well might have. Dunkirk is a beautiful film that tells a story from three different perspectives with very little dialogue and exposition. With virtually no blood or cursing, it’s definitely the most unique war movie I’ve ever seen. Continue reading Dunkirk is a Masterpiece: Palm-Sweating Visual Storytelling at its Finest (Review)

Baby Driver is a Fun, Crazy, Adrenaline-Fueled Ride – The Best Movie of The Summer (Review)

Edgar Wright’s unique directing style shines in Baby Driver, definitely his most ambitious movie to date. It is the best movie of the year so far, hands down. From adrenaline fueled car chases to great character development and funny scenes, Baby Driver has it all. It’s like a mix of La La Land (2016) and Drive (2011). You just want to sing along the entire time to the amazing soundtrack. It is a very musically driven film.  Continue reading Baby Driver is a Fun, Crazy, Adrenaline-Fueled Ride – The Best Movie of The Summer (Review)