REVIEW: The Gentlemen (2020)

The Gentlemen has always been a bittersweet prospect for me because it meant director Guy Ritchie would not return to helm the proposed third installment of his Sherlock Holmes series. Despite this, I was excited to see one of my favorite directors return to his roots after big-budget films like King Arthur: Legend of the …

REVIEW: Bad Boys For Life (2020)

Bad Boys For Life picks up years after the previous film in the series. Mike and Marcus are still Bad Boys, but Marcus is starting to feel his mortality and wants to retire to be around for his newly born grandchild. But when a figure from Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, the Bad …

REVIEW: Cats (2019)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats opened in London in 1981 and on Broadway in 1982 and has since become a global phenomenon. Consisting of lyrics from T. S. Elliot’s book of poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and featuring Webber’s music, it is largely considered to be the prototypical megamusical, redefining what a stage musical …

REVIEW: 1917 (2019)

War films have always been an essential staple of Hollywood cinema. Whether it’s The Dirty Dozen, Saving Private Ryan, or Dunkirk, the stories within this genre have always served as depictions of heroes overcoming nearly impossible odds, and it is a nearly limitless cache of narrative potential. So naturally, when I heard director Sam Mendes …

REVIEW: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Well, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out today, and that means that, one way or another, there will be controversy. Personally, like so many people, I grew up loving Star Wars. Along with James Bond, Indiana Jones, and various other film series, I was introduced to Star Wars by my dad. I had …

REVIEW: 6 Underground (2019)

Netflix has become a fantastic platform for a myriad of creators. Artists such as Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, and more recently, Game of Thrones showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff, have all made deals that set the industry abuzz. However, there was one area that they still wanted to break into: blockbusters. Netflix began taking …