Stranger Things (2016) TV Show Review | New Netflix Thriller Series Is Reminiscent of Classic Spielberg & John Carpenter

Stranger Things is a peculiar beast among the swarm of modern reboots and sequels fueled by nineteen-eighties nostalgia. Although the show is neither reboot nor sequel, it is perhaps the finest experiment of whether or not nostalgia can carry the entirety of one's story. In fact, Stranger Things works a lot like nostalgia. It is endearing for a bit, but one soon... read more

Why Spotlight Deserved to Win “Best Picture” in the 2016 Oscars

The 2016 Academy Awards have officially come and gone, with a lot of upsets and surprises all around. Mad Max: Fury Road had a very strong showing, taking home 6 statues out of the 10 it was nominated for. On top of that, Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) took home the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, despite many expecting it to go to Sylvester Stallone (Creed). And of... read more

The Big Short (2015) Movie Review | This Finance Drama With An All-Star Cast Is The Oddity Of 2015

I've been reviewing all kinds of media for quite some time now, about 8 years, and never have I come across something as strange as The Big Short. There was an odd feeling I felt throughout the whole film, that it was a mess while at the same time being a great film. There are a lot of confusing choices made in the film, but also a lot of good ones; and it builds this... read more

Spotlight (2015) Movie Review | This Incredible True Story is an Incredible Movie

Spotlight is one of those films that manages to get everything right. From its cast to the noble story it tells, the film is more than one of the best of 2015 - it's one of the best of it's kind. Spotlight follows the Spotlight team for the Boston Globe, who perform deep investigations for various scandals. In particular, the film focuses on the Spotlight team... read more

Daddy’s Home (2015) Movie Review | Ferrel and Wahlberg’s Second Outing Fails to Hit the Mark

A good chunk of the time holiday releases are generally hit or miss. It's one of the busiest seasons for movies, the 2nd after summer. There are movies like The Hateful Eight, Star Wars, and The Revenant, which were the clear "winners" of the season. Another contender that has been on a surprising good streak Box Office-wise since it came out is Daddy's Home. Trailing... read more

Movie Review: American Hustle (2013) | Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper Star In This Dramatic Comedy

In the 1970's and 1980's, crime in America was at its peak. The U.S. spent most of that time in recession, and the whole nation resorted to desperate measures. It was a time when even the good guys were turning bad. "American Hustle" is a dramatic comedy film released in 2013 and directed by David O. Russel. Staring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy... read more

Movie Review: God Bless America (2011), An Absurd and Hilarious Satire

Have you ever had one of those days where everything has gone wrong? Your neighbors are rude, your daughter is a spoiled brat, you get fired, and then you find out you have an inoperable brain tumor. Never had one of those? Well Frank Murdoch has, in the political satire "God Bless America", written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The movie is about Frank Murdoch, a... read more

Movie Review: Will Smith returns to the big screen this year in “Focus” as a Clever Con-Artist

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... and things get... read more