Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is The Best Star Wars Movie By Default

Star Wars The Last Jedi came in with some really high expectations. Star Wars The Force Awakens evoked a lot of questions and the Last Jedi trailer stirred up even more questions.  As a matter of fact, we came up with the top 5 burning questions for Star Wars The … [Read More]

Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle’ Is A Fun Ride

It’s very difficult to to separate Jumanji with the late Robin Williams. Naturally, in order to draw new interest into this sequel, casting the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a no-brainer. Going into the film, a common expectation will be how does this Jumanji compare to the 1995 version. Jumanji … [Read More]

Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander … [Read More]

I really really liked Justice League. Here’s Why.

I really enjoyed Justice League. I, unfortunately, could not avoid all of the negative reaction to the film online which tempered my expectations but I walked into this movie with High hopes. Based off of where we last saw our heroes there literally was no other place to go but … [Read More]

Andrew Bujalski’s “Results”

  [springboard type=”video” id=”1531037″ player=”tmbg001″ width=”599″ height=”336″ ]   Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.   Andrew Bujalski released Results to a flurry of appreciative critical responses: finally, he has made something “accessible.” Switch “accessible” with “boring” and I’ll happily agree. … [Read More]

“Wind River” Gives Us Jeremy Renner in “Hurt Locker” Form

Wind River “Wind River” opens with a young Indian girl running barefoot across snow with a mountainous landscape in the background. We soon learn that the mountains are (supposedly) in Wyoming on the Wind River Indian Reservation,  a reservation established for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes in western … [Read More]

Review: The Iceman

‘The Iceman is the story of real-life mob hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, who was reportedly responsible for over 200 murders.’   Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) and his wife Deborah (Winona Ryder) appear to have a model American life, living with their three children in an idyllic suburban ranch house with a big lawn on … [Read More]

Forgotten Fridays: Hardware

Thanks for checking out our Forgotten Fridays feature. This is a feature to review some older films that maybe you have forgotten about or maybe never got around to seeing that we just want to share. They may not be old, maybe not forgotten, but they are not new. Just … [Read More]

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Closes the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

The closing film for the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival was Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which seems destined for many Academy Award nominations this season. It also served as an opportunity to pay tribute to Michael Shannon, one of the actors in The Shape of Water, who … [Read More]

Review: Europa Report

    What would it be like if mankind were to venture to another planet and discover life? Where would we have to go, and how would we get there? What would alien life look like? How would we witness such a discovery back on earth, and how would it … [Read More]