‘The Novice’ is a Relentless and Powerful Thriller (Review)

‘The Novice’ is a Relentless and Powerful Thriller (Review)

As an athlete, it can be easy to get lost in the competitive nature of sports. Many athletes want to excel. Some just want to do their part. In The Novice, Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman) takes it to a whole different level as she strives to be the best at competitive rowing. Being the best at a sport can take a mental toll, and that is fully on display in this 94-minute thriller.

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Olivia Coleman Shines in ‘The Lost Daughter’ (Review)

Olivia Coleman Shines in ‘The Lost Daughter’ (Review)

There are very few actors that can turn in a cohesive, gripping film in their directorial debut. That cannot be said about Maggie Gyllenhaal, the writer and director of The Lost Daughter, an intimate psychodrama that gives unique perspectives on motherhood. There’s much about being a mother that will never come to light for most, and some of those dark and difficult aspects are put under a microscope in The Lost Daughter.

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‘The First Wave’ Captures the Raw Emotion of New York City’s Early Response to the Pandemic (Review)

‘The First Wave’ Captures the Raw Emotion of New York City’s Early Response to the Pandemic (Review)

A courageous gut-punch. That’s the best way to describe Matthew Heineman’s recently released documentary The First Wave. We have been in the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year and nine months, so traveling back to March 2020 feels like a lifetime ago. Viewers will feel this when watching this documentary, so one can only imagine how it feels for the medical professionals on the frontlines who have been in this from the start. Highlighting the great job done by the medical professionals, The First Wave shows us the raw emotion of the early days in the pandemic that must been seen by everyone in order to understand what these heroes have been going through.

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Despite Following the Standard MCU Formula, Black Widow is Still a Thrilling Summer Blockbuster (Review)

Despite Following the Standard MCU Formula, Black Widow is Still a Thrilling Summer Blockbuster (Review)

Most would say that Natasha Romanoff was long overdue for her solo movie. Better late than never, right Marvel Studios? Either way, Black Widow officially hits theaters next week and many have wondered how it would stack up against other films in the MCU. Sure, there is a lot to unpack. But overall, Black Widow is a fun movie that’s a solid addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Read more

Ranking Every Film in The Conjuring Universe

Ranking Every Film in The Conjuring Universe

A compelling horror movie is hard to come by in this day and age. Cheap jump scares and a lackluster script with thin characters is what you mostly see in theaters these days when it comes to horror. The Conjuring Universe has provided us with the opposite of that in some cases, and in others they fall right into that category. The universe, as a whole, is a bit of a roller coaster, but there’s lot to like overall. Let’s take a look at the rankings.

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‘Nomadland’ is Simplistic, Poetic and One of 2020’s Best Films (Review)

‘Nomadland’ is Simplistic, Poetic and One of 2020’s Best Films (Review)

There are certain low-budget indie movies that come out every year that are absolute must-sees. Its looks like in 2020, Nomadland is 100% that movie. There is something captivating and beautiful about a movie that feels so human and genuine. Nomadland is captivating within the first few minutes because it doesn’t even feel like a movie; It feels like as the viewer, you’re a fly on the wall during an actual person’s life. That is very hard to pull off, so props to director/writer Chloe Zhao for achieving that. Read more

Space Force Season 1 is Bland Overall But Displays Flashes of Potential (Review)

Space Force Season 1 is Bland Overall But Displays Flashes of Potential (Review)

Netflix has had numerous hits and misses over the years when it comes to their original content. They can sweep the nation with a show like Stranger Things, and they can misfire with a show such as Fuller House. With Space Force, fans and critics thought we were getting a show similar to The Office. Maybe not filmed the same way, but similar in the sense of following a guy who is under qualified for a position who makes silly, humorous mistakes along the way. It actually isn’t a show like that at all. That doesn’t necessarily make it bad, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Read more

Ranked: EMINEM’s 11 Studio Albums

Ranked: EMINEM’s 11 Studio Albums

There have been a lot of great artists in hip hop over the years, but Eminem is arguably the best to ever do it. He has made controversial music since he first stepped on the scene in 1996 with Infinite. We all know his story thanks to the Oscar winning movie 8 Mile, but his style has evolved over the years and as a result, some fans have stopped listening. Other fans understand that in order to remain relevant, evolution is necessary in any kind of music. Eminem will never be what he was, but he’s still putting out quality music at almost 50 years old. Below is all of his albums ranked from worst to best. Read more

Michael’s 2020 Oscar Winner Predictions

Michael’s 2020 Oscar Winner Predictions

It is finally the most wonderful time of the year everyone! The Oscars are fast approaching and 2019 was a marvelous year for movies, so predicting the winners isn’t easy this time around. You never know what could happen, especially with divisive movies such as Joker getting an impressive 11 nominations. Below is a list of who I think will win in each category and who could possibly sneak in and steal the award. Read more

Michael’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 Feat. Parasite, Midsommar & The Lighthouse

Michael’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 Feat. Parasite, Midsommar & The Lighthouse

Another year of movies has came and went. 2019 was a great year at the cinema, arguably the best we’ve had in years. It is always a challenge to narrow down 10 movies after seeing over 100, but here we are. Below are the best movies to come out in 2019 including Parasite, Midsommar, The Lighthouse and more! Honorable mentions will be listed after the list is complete. Read more

You: Season 2 is Addicting, Subversive & Gripping (Review)

You: Season 2 is Addicting, Subversive & Gripping (Review)

We all look for love in all the wrong places, right? For Joe Goldberg, he takes things to the next level when he finds love. Season 1 of You showed us that. And boy, was it shocking addicting. When season 2 was announced, it was easy to be excited considering that the finale of season one ended with a cliffhanger. This time, it is a full Netlfix production (season one was originally a Lifetime production), and there are some noticeable differences, but fear not, they’re mostly good. More on that later. For now, let’s dive into what makes season two great.

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Bombshell is A Powerful Story That is Executed in A Monotonous Way (Review)

Bombshell is A Powerful Story That is Executed in A Monotonous Way (Review)

It seems like every year we get a movie that tries to imitate The Wolf of Wall Street with a lot of fourth wall breaking and fast paced intros of characters and settings. With the right director and script, this imitation can work very nicely. (The Big Short, Vice). But with Bombshell, it feels like a cheap rip off that doesn’t quite know what style of movie it wants to be. When it works, it is super engaging. The problem is, that doesn’t happen very often and we’re left wondering how good this movie could have been. Read more

The Report is an Intense Political Thriller That Leaves You Feeling Galvanized (Review)

The Report is an Intense Political Thriller That Leaves You Feeling Galvanized (Review)

There is one thing to confirm after seeing The Report: Adam Driver is one of the best actors working in Hollywood and he can do no wrong. He shines in The Report portraying Daniel J. Jones, a senate staffer that worked on uncovering the truth surrounding the CIA’s post 9/11 Interrogation Program. His performance coupled with the tight screenplay and poised direction from Scott Z. Burns make for a very well put-together film. Read more

Happy Birthday Leonardo DiCaprio: Top 5 Career Performances

Happy Birthday Leonardo DiCaprio: Top 5 Career Performances

Today the iconic Leonardo DiCaprio turns 45 years old. Seems like just yesterday we were watching him freeze to death on the wooden door during Titanic. His career has been filled with great movie after great movie, and he seems to only be getting better with age. It seems only right to rank the top 5. performances of his career. Let’s take a look at them below. Read more