Movie Reviews

  • Movie Review: La La Land

    Time melts away while watching Damien Chazelle’s latest, La La Land about the nature of being an artist, dating a fellow performer and how dreams and expectations...

  • Movie Review: SiREN

    There are a surprising number of good ideas in Gregg Bishop’s SiREN, especially for a film that’s a feature-length adaptation of Amateur Night, one of...

  • Movie Review: Run the Tide

    Taylor Lautner is all grown up—at least he’s trying to be in Run the Tide. Lautner plays Rey, a young man who is a guardian...

  • Movie Review: Allied

    Despite what the marketing has displayed, the big revelation regarding Marion Cotillard’s character in Allied occurs almost halfway through the film. There’s plenty of palpable...

  • Movie Review: Bleed For This

    As Rocky Balboa once said, “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Boxer...

  • Movie Review: Mifune: The Last Samurai

    Steven Okazaki’s Mifune: The Last Samurai is a perfectly serviceable documentary on the great Japanese actor Toshirô Mifune if you aren’t looking for any information...

  • Movie Review: Always Shine

    Sophia Takal has a direct vision and it’s one that initially put me off when I left the theater. In your face and vibrant with...