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

Midsommar is an Unsettling & Demented Break-Up Movie For The Ages (Review)

Midsommar is an Unsettling & Demented Break-Up Movie For The Ages (Review)

Let the Festivities Begin

In 2018, writer/director Ari Aster gave us the horror masterpiece Hereditary. It was slightly surprising to see him pump out another movie so fast. Midsommar is different from Hereditary in a lot of ways, but it also shares some similarities. Most importantly, this movie proves that Ari Aster is a force to be reckoned with and that the sophomore slump doesn’t apply to him. Midsommar is a great film. Much like Hereditary, it will be very divisive as well. This movie isn’t for everyone by any means. But if you loved Hereditary, you’ll love Midsommar. Read more

Fighting With My Family is a Heartwarming Tribute to The Real Skill & Difficulty of Professional Wrestling (Review)

Fighting With My Family is a Heartwarming Tribute to The Real Skill & Difficulty of Professional Wrestling (Review)

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to see Fighting with My Family.  I knew it was a movie that somehow involved wrestling and that’s about it. I hadn’t even seen the trailer and I couldn’t tell anything from the audience.  Different films bring different audience demographics and this one was all over the map. I’m not a wrestling fan or even a sports fan, there wasn’t much I could relate to in Fighting with My Family, but from the first scene, I could tell this was something different. Read more

Lady Macbeth: A Bored Woman is a Dangerous Thing (Review)

Lady Macbeth: A Bored Woman is a Dangerous Thing (Review)

2017 has been a good year for women in film.  The astronomical success of Patti Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is no small feat in a male dominated industry.  Sofia Coppola’s period piece The Beguiled is another film that looks at the treatment of women in another time through a modern political lens to tell a meaningful story.  When trailers for William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth started making their rounds, it appeared to be a film in the same vein.  However, due to a fragmented style of storytelling, this film is a misstep for feminist cinema. Read more