Aquaman is A Wild Thrill Ride That Splashes With Colossal Entertainment (Review)

Aquaman is A Wild Thrill Ride That Splashes With Colossal Entertainment (Review)

There was a time that everyone thought that the DC Extended Universe was all but dead. Between Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Man of Steel, and Justice League, it seemed that they didn’t quite know what the fans wanted. So many dark undertones and bloated run times made those films hard to enjoy. While I somewhat enjoyed BVS and Justice League, it was clear that they needed to take multiple steps in a different direction in order to keep this universe alive. Wonder Woman was absolutely incredible and it showed hope. It is pleasing to say that Aquaman is another awesome installment for DC. While it may not be as good as Wonder Woman, it’s still a lot of fun and visually stunning. Read more

Boy Erased is a Powerful LGBT Drama That Can Only Help Bridge The Divide Between Us (Review)

Boy Erased is a Powerful LGBT Drama That Can Only Help Bridge The Divide Between Us (Review)

Over the past decade, LGBT cinema has seen a surge in popularity.  A significantly marginalized minority is getting acceptable representation in Hollywood.  With Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name of the last two years, these movies have proven themselves as serious Oscar contenders.  This year’s Oscar contender on that front comes with Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased.  Not only is this a powerful film in its own right, but its release could not be more relevant with today’s political climate. Read more

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a Heart Pounding Thriller From The First Shot (Review)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a Heart Pounding Thriller From The First Shot (Review)

It’s an incredible time for independent filmmaking.  With production houses like A24 leading the frontline, indie movies are becoming a major force in the festival circuit and showing potential as serious Oscar contenders.  Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos has displayed great strengths as one of most competent indie filmmakers of recent years.  His 2015 black comedy film “The Lobster” did very well at festivals and even garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.  He is back this year with a psychological horror-thriller in the form of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Read more

Lion: Intense & Compelling – There Was Not a Dry Eye in The Theater [Review]

Lion: Intense & Compelling – There Was Not a Dry Eye in The Theater [Review]

This week I saw Lion with a friend who recommended it. I’d never heard of Lion, didn’t know what to expect and this was the director, Garth Davis’s ‘feature debut’ (he hadn’t made anything else that I could compare to) so I really had nothing to go on.  The trailer looked like a made-for-TV drama, at least to me, but then I’m a little unfair to movies (and trailers) that are not my preferred genre.  But when we bought our ticket, the box office guy told us that it was excellent and that we were in for a treat.  I still didn’t know what this movie was really about going in. Read more