Booksmart (2019)

From IMDb: “On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.” What I liked: This is a deep, smartly-written film featuringContinue reading “Booksmart (2019)”

The Irishman (2019)

From IMDB: “A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.” Editor’s note: This is gonna’ be a long review, but I’ll do my best to condense it. What I liked: This movie feels like ALL of Scorsese’s previous crime movies (Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino & the Departed) wrapped into oneContinue reading “The Irishman (2019)”

The Love Witch (2016)

From IMDB: “A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.” What I liked: THE LOOK. This movie was shot (and edited) in an “old-fashioned” way, giving the film a real classic quality to it. From the compositions to the colors to the lighting toContinue reading “The Love Witch (2016)”

Dolemite Is My Name

From IMDB: “Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.” What I liked: Having grown up on Eddie Murphy, it’s so good to see him back in something mainstream. He seemed reallyContinue reading “Dolemite Is My Name”

Terminator: Dark Fate

From IMDB: “Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.” What I liked: A refreshing take on the Terminator story, bringing entirely new concepts to a franchise that needed the wake-up call. Those new concepts present a timeline that allow the previousContinue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Hustlers

From IMDB: “Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.” What I Liked: A modern day crime-consumption-consequences flick, similar to Goodfellas or Blow. I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve seenContinue reading “Hustlers”

The Peanut Butter Falcon

From IMDB: “Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.” What I Liked: Many people don’t like Shia LeBeouf, but I do. His artistic choices always intrigue me, and I think it’s nice that he chose to be in this movie playing his most mature roleContinue reading “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Blinded by the Light

Per IMDB: “In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher‘s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.” What I Liked: This movie is based on a book by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, a Pakistani immigrant living in London with his family.Continue reading “Blinded by the Light”