All posts by Michael Welsh

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)

47 Meters Down Descends Into The Abyss Of Atrocious Films (Review)

I never thought I would see a shark movie that makes Jaws 2 look like an Oscar-winning film. 47 Meters Down is shockingly that bad. It is one of the most flawed films in recent memory, with dumb characters and terrible direction. Virtually, there is almost nothing to like about this film. I was going into it hoping that maybe it would be a guilty pleasure. However, that was not the case. This is one of those movies that I never want to watch again. Ever. Continue reading 47 Meters Down Descends Into The Abyss Of Atrocious Films (Review)

It Comes At Night: Thought Provoking Paranoia Breathes Life Into The Horror Genre (Review)

Just when you think the horror genre is dead, the A24 studio releases a soon to be classic. Last year, they did the same thing with The Witch. It Comes At Night is 2017’s “The Witch” in the sense that it has the potential to become a horror classic as it ages. There are a few problems with the film, but overall there is plenty to like. It Comes At Night is a real slow burning character driven movie that grabs you instantly and doesn’t let go. Continue reading It Comes At Night: Thought Provoking Paranoia Breathes Life Into The Horror Genre (Review)

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]