While it’s not a film I particularly love, I admire “The Revenant” for its beauty, cinematography, and visceral depiction of the wild. This is a film that is meant to be seen on the big screen.
Film Review Carol · Todd Haynes · Cate Blanchett · Rooney Mara · R · 2015
I am not by any means an expert on the subject of love, but I believe “Carol” is one of the most realistic and intelligent portrayals of love that I’ve seen in film.
Film Review The Hateful Eight · Quentin Tarantino · Samuel L. Jackson · Kurt Russell · Jennifer Jason Leigh · Walton Goggins · R · 2015
Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, “The Hateful Eight”, is some sort of twisted game of Clue in the style of a Western, set ten or so years after the American Civil War. Add a stellar cast and a beautiful original score written by Ennio Morricone and we’ve got ourselves a good movie that’s entertaining as hell.
Film Review Joy · Jennifer Lawrence · Bradley Cooper · Robert De Niro · David O. Russel · PG-13 · 2015
As the film celebrates strong matriarchal characters and the power of determination, I can’t help but wish “Joy” was better.
Film Review Star Wars · The Force Awakens · Disney · J. J. Abrams · Daisy Ridley · John Boyega · Oscar Isaac · Adam Driver · Harrison Ford · Carrie Fisher · Mark Hamill · PG-13 · 2015
The most anticipated movie of the year, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, lives up to all the hype, and J. J. Abrams delivers the best early Christmas present I could ask for.