Review – Avengers: Infinity War

We weren't ready. Here we are.  We have arrived at one of the most anticipated films of all-time, if not the single most-anticipated.  Ten years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with Iron Man.  Over the course of the next four years, Marvel Studios built to what, at the time, we thought was their end game - The... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Slumdog Millionaire

Original US release date: November 12, 2008 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $377,910,544 For the second time in three weeks, we have an Academy Award Best Picture winner as the focus of #ThrowbackThursday.  Two weeks ago, I featured the 2007 winner in Martin Scorsese's The Departed.  This week's featured film, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire won the trophy... Continue Reading →

Review – Chappaquiddick

Politically-themed movies can be a mixed bag.  It can often be difficult for them to reach a mainstream audience who may be more interested in escaping politics than in paying money for entertainment that centers around them.  From director John Curran (The Painted Veil) comes Chappaquiddick, a recounting of the true story in which senator Ted... Continue Reading →

Review – Kodachrome

This one is a bit of a cheat.  I typically only review movies that I see in the theater, but this one simply won't come anywhere near me.  It's a Netflix original that's getting a very limited theatrical release in order to qualify for awards and such.  So, even though it's technically a theatrical release,... Continue Reading →

Review – I Feel Pretty

In my statistics class, I teach about something called "the rejection region".  In order to help my classes remember what it's is called, I tell them that the Rejection Region is where I lived in high school.  It always gets a reaction.  Every time.  They want to laugh, and some of them do, but others... Continue Reading →

Review – Isle of Dogs

I was beginning to think I wasn't going to be able to find a way to catch Wes Anderson's latest film Isle of Dogs until my local theater went and surprised me by getting it over the weekend.  Truth be told, I've never been a huge Wes Anderson fan.  I don't outright dislike his work, but I'm... Continue Reading →

Review – Truth or Dare

Blumhouse has become a staple in the world of horror movies, producing many of the more popular releases of the last decade.  Their latest is the high-concept Truth or Dare from director Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2 ).  Blumhouse has done much to push the horror genre forward by bringing revolutionary ideas and/or perspectives to the table... Continue Reading →

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