All posts by Michael Welsh

Everything, Everything: Great Chemistry Makes This Cheesy Romance Enjoyable (Review)

I just want to go on record and say that I have NOT read the book that this film is based on. That being said, this is not a review that will compare the two. Everything, Everything surprised me. I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face. The movie has plenty of flaws and issues, but the chemistry between Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) and Olly (Nick Robinson) makes it enjoyable. Teen romance movies have a bad track record, so it is nice to see one that’s funny, relatable and not a cardboard cut out. Continue reading Everything, Everything: Great Chemistry Makes This Cheesy Romance Enjoyable (Review)

The Lost City of Z: Charlie Hunnam Perseveres in This Beautiful Period Piece (Review)

Making a period piece in this day and age is very challenging, and in most cases they’re hit or miss. They can either be way too long, have a load of pacing issues, or poorly directed and acted. The Lost City of Z is the opposite of all those things. From the directing to the fantastic screenplay, The Lost City of Z fires on all cylinders. For it being a true story as well, it gets most of the facts straight and tells a story of explorer Percy Fawcett that most people haven’t even heard of. Everyone should know his story. Continue reading The Lost City of Z: Charlie Hunnam Perseveres in This Beautiful Period Piece (Review)

Gifted: A Formulaic Yet Effective Drama That Tugs On Familiar Heartstrings (Review)

From time to time, a movie comes along that has the same formula that we’ve all seen numerous times in past films. Gifted is one of the few that sticks to a familiar formula, but is still effective overall. Is it a perfect movie? Not at all. Is it predictable at times? Yes, it is. Is it enjoyable to watch? Surprisingly, yes. Mainly, this is because it is led by a great cast and a wonderful vision from Director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). Continue reading Gifted: A Formulaic Yet Effective Drama That Tugs On Familiar Heartstrings (Review)

13 Reasons Why: A Haunting Story That Grabs You And Never Lets Go [Review]

Netflix has done it again. It is becoming more and more impressive how they churn out so many fantastic shows every year. Last year, Stranger Things was their big hit. 13 Reasons Why may end up being their 2017 hit, and it is right up their with Stranger Things when it comes to Netflix’s elite original TV shows. Being only 13 episodes, it is a very easy watch and it is very captivating. The first episode will entrance you — hook, line, and sinker. Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: A Haunting Story That Grabs You And Never Lets Go [Review]

Raw: A Bizarre Coming Of Age Story Fuelled By Gruesome Cravings & Loyalty [Review]

When was the last time you went to the movies and left the theater feeling sick, sad, and shocked? Raw left a mark on me that I don’t think is going to go away anytime soon. It is one of the most original, bizarre, and beautiful coming of age movies in recent memory.  Films like Raw come out every 10 or 15 years and they are not to be missed. Everyone should see this movie. Continue reading Raw: A Bizarre Coming Of Age Story Fuelled By Gruesome Cravings & Loyalty [Review]

Life: A Familiar, Yet Thrilling Space Movie With A Great Cast [Review]

Ever since Ridley Scott blessed us all with Alien in 1979, the space horror genre has been one of the more entertaining genres out there. Life borrows several  ideas and themes from Alien, but that doesn’t make it a bad movie. As a matter of fact, it’s a very entertaining and thrilling movie that is comprised of a great cast. There are a lot of things to like about Life. Continue reading Life: A Familiar, Yet Thrilling Space Movie With A Great Cast [Review]

Logan is Marvel’s Version of Nolan’s The Dark Knight [Review]

Finally. For years any fan of Wolverine has been dying the see an R rated film that really demonstrates his rage. Logan is the movie that fans have been waiting for, and it does not disappoint. The story, the acting, the cinematography, and the score are all just phenomenal. The X-Men franchise has had its ups and downs, but Logan truly delivers. Personally, I didn’t want it to end. Continue reading Logan is Marvel’s Version of Nolan’s The Dark Knight [Review]

Get Out: A Movie That Doesn’t Quite Know What It Wants To Be [Review]

A movie not knowing its identity is very frustrating. Get Out is a perfect example of being funny when it shouldn’t be. Having some light comedy or even a moderate amount in a horror/thriller film is perfectly fine. But when a movie is doesn’t balance it well, it makes it very difficult to be scared when you’re supposed to be and fear for the safety of the main characters. I was really wanting to like Get Out. Unfortunately, it had a lot of issues. Continue reading Get Out: A Movie That Doesn’t Quite Know What It Wants To Be [Review]