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 …

The Tragedy of Marriage Story

Like many people, I was instantly excited by the announcement of Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach’s latest Netflix release. I’ve really enjoyed some of his other films, like While We’re Young and, especially, The Meyerowitz Stories. Marriage Story features another amazing ensemble cast, including Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver (who I quite like based on his non-Star …

REVIEW: The Irishman (2019)

Since the 1930s, the gangster has permeated cinema and given birth to some of the defining characters of the medium over the years, inspiring debate from fans and critics alike (including this reviewer’s thesis). From Edward G. Robinson’s Caesar Enrico Bandello in 1931’s Little Caesar to Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro’s Don Vito Corleone …

Joker Sequel is Coming, Says Hollywood Reporter

*UPDATE* Deadline is now saying they have sources denying that the Joker sequel news, as well as Todd Phillips’ desire to make other DC movies, is true. The Hollywood Reporter also has multiple sources. We’ll have to wait and see, I supposed, but if Deadline is right, could Warner Bros. be trying to pressure Phillips …

REVIEW: Ford v Ferrari (2019)

James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari is a red-blooded American movie, a celebration of a man’s drive to pursue his passion with everything he’s got, a lamentation on the corporate world’s determination to break the spirit of the individual, and the satisfaction in knowing you can do what they tell you you can’t. That one of …

5 Other Halloween Movies

Halloween is here, and one of the best ways to celebrate is with a movie marathon. Everyone has their own playlist, and certain titles get a lot of traction, including the slasher classic named after the holiday. Personally, I like to change things up every year. While I’ve got a few I always try to …