Movie Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Prequels are a flashy storytelling trend that is also incredibly problematic and difficult to pull off. There haven’t been a lot of prequels that lived up to the understandably high expectations that were placed on them. Most of the time these stories end up being disappointing the existing audience and fail to capture a new … Continue reading Movie Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Movie Review – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Fans of David Fincher’s 2011 adaptation of the Swedish novel (which had already been adapted) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo may have a hard time recapturing that love with Fede Alvarez’s take on Lisbeth Salander’s story, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. That’s because this sequel feels more like a reboot than it does … Continue reading Movie Review – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Movie Review – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Some stories are so ridiculous they have to be true. Such is the case with the delightful crime story, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. McCarthy journeys through uncharted waters as Lee Israel, an acclaimed biographer living in Manhattan in the early 90s. With beautiful production design and convoluted … Continue reading Movie Review – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Movie Review – Indivisible

Raised by Christian parents and amongst a large Christian community, I’ve seen my fair share of faith-based films. My biggest issue with these films back then and even now, is their lack of reality and authenticity. On top of that they’re often full of poor acting performances and have a distinctly low production quality. Unfortunately … Continue reading Movie Review – Indivisible

Movie Review – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Disney wasted no time getting to the holiday season. They barely left any time to take down the skeletons and pumpkins before releasing The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on November 2nd. Disney’s latest holiday family film takes a new spin on an old classic. Writer, Ashleigh Powell, draws from E.T.A. Hoffman’s story “The Nutcracker … Continue reading Movie Review – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Movie Review – Bohemian Rhapsody

It’s fair to say that you’ll be pressed to find someone who isn’t familiar with legendary rock songs like “We Are the Champions” or “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The universal fame associated with the 70s British rock band Queen, makes their story an obvious centerpiece for a musical biopic. However if the purpose of a biopic is … Continue reading Movie Review – Bohemian Rhapsody