Greta is Familiar, Yet Effective & Thrilling Thanks to Isabelle Huppert (Review)

Greta is Familiar, Yet Effective & Thrilling Thanks to Isabelle Huppert (Review)

So far, 2019 has been pretty slow for cinema. This is not an uncommon thing considering January, February, and March typically don’t have the most compelling films released. So, it’s nice when a movie can surprise us. While Greta isn’t the most original thriller, it still manages to overcome problems thanks to an effective third act and poised performances from Chloe Grace Mortez and Isabelle Huppert. There is a lot to like about this one and like any film, it doesn’t come without its issues. Let’s take a look at what worked and what didn’t.  Read more

The 5th Wave: Contrived Even by Teen Fiction Standards [Review]

The 5th Wave: Contrived Even by Teen Fiction Standards [Review]

This week I reviewed The 5th Wave because that seemed like the best choice.  After all, I like sci-fi and aliens and movies based on teen fiction often appeals to me because in some ways I am a 14 year old girl at heart.  But I was definitely too old for this film. This was not a sci-fi movie, not really even an alien movie; it was an apocalypse film and not a particularly well told one at that.  Fair warning, this review will not avoid spoilers.  If you want to see this film unsullied by spoilers (and you really shouldn’t bother) then just don’t click on the link below. Read more