“Titanic” Revisited

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we are often drawn to certain classic love stories such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Casablanca” and of course the 1997 film “Titanic.” To this day, people still remember and revisit this film. The answer to why it has stayed relevant…

Rise of Skywalker Falls Short

Clunky, unfocused, and downright sloppy, “The Rise of Skywalker” is the worst film of the new “Star Wars” trilogy. The debate over Disney’s treatment of the “Star Wars” sequels is a long and fraught subject, and “Rise of Skywalker” is sure to keep this debate going for…

Movies of the Decade

Filmmakers love to discuss the best films of the decade, and the debates over film superiority will continue through 2020. Among my favorites from the 2010’s are “Interstellar,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Shape of Water,” “Django Unchained,” “Get Out,” “Baby Driver” and “La La Land.”   Each of these films mentioned above can draw audiences…

Ford v. Ferrari

In many ways, the new movie Ford v Ferrari echoes the classics of Hollywood with an exciting plot, dramatic sequences and wonderful acting by Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The movie is based on a true story…

The King: Behind the Nationalist Curtain

From director David Michôd comes the newest interpretation of the classic story of Henry V of England, and one which is determined to make its own mark. Dour, critical and ultimately bleak, the film offers…

Gloriously Inglourious

“Inglourious Basterds” (2009) is everything you would expect out of a Quentin Tarantino film: gory, macabrely comedic and intricately crafted.  The story begins on a French dairy farm, with three ominous, black, Schutzstaffel or SS,…

The Lighthouse: A Modern Lovecraft

From director Robert Eggers comes what is easily one of the most anticipated films of the year. “The Lighthouse” is simply a marvel in filmmaking. The movie echoes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the German…

El Camino

“Yeah science, bitch!” Specifically, chemistry, and not the type they teach you in CHEM 125. “Breaking Bad,” the five-season hit TV crime drama just got a glorious two-hour movie tying up the story of one…