‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin … [Read more...]

The indie that started it all

In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to talk about one of the most influential horror films ever made: George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." The film is single-handedly responsible for creating modern pop culture's biggest Hollywood monster: the zombie. Despite these hurtles, "Night of … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

"Blade Runner 2049" is a film that I have wanted to see ever since its announcement. With brilliant auteur Denis Villeneuve at the helm and one of my favorite modern actors, Ryan Gosling, set to star in the movie, I could not help but get excited. With so much anticipation for this film, there was a … [Read more...]

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

    "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a breath of fresh air for the spy genre. Matthew Vaughn's style and visual flair blended with a conventional coming-of-age story made for a refreshing spy movie. The film parodied conventional spy flicks and overall made a mockery of the … [Read more...]

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Fall is almost upon us, which means we're getting closer and closer to one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. I feel that in preparation it is only appropriate to discuss one of my favorite recent horror movies — Train to Busan. Train to Busan is a South Korean horror movie about a father and … [Read more...]

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

In honor of it finally coming out on Blu-Ray, I feel like it is finally time to express my thoughts on La La Land in writing. I have seen this movie three times in theaters and vehemently recommend it to everyone I know, it is safe to say that I love this movie. It encapsulates everything I love in … [Read more...]

‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

I love going to the movie theater. I know that it is incredibly expensive, people are loud, it can be kinda gross, etc. These are all valid criticisms, but I feel like they often turn our attention from the real point of the theater. To me, the theater is an experience. You never have the same movie … [Read more...]

Short Term 12: a Netflix gem

I always wince when I hear the phrase: "Netflix doesn't have any good movies." One reason that I think many people come to this conclusion is because they overlook a major film genre that is incredibly important: the independent film. You see, I can agree that Netflix did not provide many well … [Read more...]

‘Beauty and Beast’ remake fails to give reason for existing

I go into different movies with different expectations. With John Wick Chapter 2, I went into it hoping that we would get more of what made the first movie great. I went into Fifty Shades Darker hoping to feel an emotional connection between its two lover. For Beauty and The Beast,  I wanted this … [Read more...]

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

I was greatly impressed with Fox Studio's release of Deadpool, last year. It was refreshing to see a modern comic book movie take such a bold risk in service of adapting its character faithfully. This is the same feeling I had when leaving Logan. Logan takes place in a near future where mutants … [Read more...]