AFI DOCS Review: Three Fantastic Documentaries to Watch

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending D.C.’s AFI DOCS. For many, the annual, international documentary film festival is the closest thing you can get to a Hollywood red carpet experience on the east coast. With more filmmakers at the 5-day event than the city likely receives in an entire year, the [Read More...]

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a mature, complex, and entertaining look at the road to war. [Read more...]

Review: Charming ‘Earth to Echo’ Celebrates Boyhood

Don’t let the familiar storyline stop your kids from enjoying this sweet, child-centric adventure. [Read more...]

Deliver Us From Evil – A Refreshingly Thoughtful Crime-Horror Film that Explores the Implications of Evil

WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS… I’ve always found the spiritual horror genre compelling for the question it forces its viewers to engage: Does the supernatural being shown really exist? For many, the answer is a scoff and resounding “no,” but when the subject matter (in this case demonic possession) falls under several religions that together [Read More...]

Lightning Struck My House as I Watched ‘Transformers,’ So Here’s My Half-Review

I didn’t make it to the dinobot. But I’m reviewing the movie anyway. [Read more...]

Think Like a Man Too: The Hangover’s Vapid, Shallow, and Forgettable Cousin

As I watched Think Like a Man Too, the most recent product from writers Keith Merryman and David Newman who brought you that wholesome flick, Friends with Benefits, I couldn’t help but think of the climbing divorce rate in America. In a culture that is increasingly devaluing marriage (sadly more often than not treating it as [Read More...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Or, How to Do a Sequel Right)

There is a scene in the pilot episode of the critically acclaimed TV show Breaking Bad when Walter White describes the parallel between chemistry and life. “Chemistry,” he argues, “is the study of change…it is growth, then decay, then transformation.” While this acts as foreshadowing for Walter’s own arc in the series, and can be applied to [Read More...]

Movie Review: Weepy ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Exceeds Weepy Lovesick Teen Genre

A sad but uplifting story ultimately for anyone who dares to love. [Read more...]

Edge of Tomorrow: When Groundhog Day Meets the Matrix and Succeeds as Both.

Nowadays, it’s unfortunately rare that you come across a movie far greater than its trailer. With the sheer colossal amount of money and time invested into a product’s advertising, what you as a theater-goer are usually subjected to is a trailer revealing the funniest jokes, most memorable dialogue, most stunning action scenes, and even in [Read More...]

Review: Angelina Jolie stars in ‘Maleficent,’ an Irony-Free Answer to ‘Wicked’

She’s not misunderstood or good deep down. But she’s also not doomed to be only a villain. [Read more...]


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