Why Mission Impossible: Fallout Succeeds yet Disappoints

Mission Impossible: Fallout is the year’s most beautifully made film. Christopher McQuarrie's direction is air tight, the score by Lorne Balfe is John Williams level good, Tom Cruise is flawless and as commendable as ever, and Rob Hardy's cinematography is Oscar worthy. That being said, it’s unfortunately one of the most painfully obvious spy thrillers … Continue reading Why Mission Impossible: Fallout Succeeds yet Disappoints

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A Tender yet Smoldering Romance: Call Me By Your Name Review

Call Me By Your Name is a very conflicting movie. On one hand, it has some of the most iconic scenes of the year such as; Armie Hammer dancing to Love My Way, the juicy peach scene, and a kiss that HAS to win the MTV movie award for best kiss. On the other hand....it … Continue reading A Tender yet Smoldering Romance: Call Me By Your Name Review

Why I Loved Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

The opening of 'mother!' should tell you enough about what you’re about to witness for the next 2 hours. It's filled with unrelenting and downright disgusting visuals that will make you question everything you have seen. There’s no subtlety in it. It’s weird. It’s unapologetically in your face. If that doesn’t get you prepared for it, nothing … Continue reading Why I Loved Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

An Unexpectedly Depressing but Awesome Sequel: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

  I'm a huge fan of the first Guardians. I saw it three times in theaters, spread the gospel of Star-Lord and his space misfits to my whole family, and had the soundtrack on repeat like so many other fans. Now almost three years later, I'm in a totally different place in my life than I … Continue reading An Unexpectedly Depressing but Awesome Sequel: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Terrence Malick at his best & most romantic: Song to Song Review

“I tried to be kind, it only made me colder.” Faye (Rooney Mara) follows the curtains of a hotel room she and BV (Ryan Gosling) are staying in. BV asks her, “Do you love me?” and Faye smiles directly to the camera, and says, “Yes.” She turns to her left and BV repeats the question, and with … Continue reading Terrence Malick at his best & most romantic: Song to Song Review