CGI: An important tool for filmmakers

Computer-generated imagery is an essential tool in the production of movies, but sometimes it can look obviously artificial. The best kind of CGI is the CGI that the viewer doesn’t even know is there. An example of the extensive use of CGI would be in most establishing or wide shots of a cities … [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...]

Reasons why I love ’13 Reasons Why’

Over the holiday break, I decided to binge watch Netflix's newest craze: 13 Reasons Why. I honestly can see what all of the hype is about. This is a bandwagon that I do not mind shamelessly hopping on. I'm sorry that I have not read the book or that I just only found out what it was a week ago, but … [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...]

Fifty Shades Darker gives love a bad name

I want to preface before I go into my thoughts on Fifty Shades Darker that I am a huge sucker for a good love story. I love it when a movie can convince me that the two leads have a genuine connection with one another, get me invested in a relationship and play with my emotions as I watch the lovers … [Read more...]