This movie is legit a Nathan Drake origin story.
The 4th time's a charm for A STAR IS BORN, with Bradley Cooper’s deft rookie direction and Lady Gaga’s stunning acting performance creating a truly stellar 21st century reenvisioning of the classic Hollywood tale. Equal parts triumphant rise and tragic fall, Cooper’s version holds closely to the Streisand/Kristofferson affair while also making a few powerful changes for the better, one of which is the stand-out relationship between Cooper’s Jackson Maine and his older, bitter brother/roadie played by Sam Elliott. The…
I almost clapped.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is one of the best origin stories ever told. It fills in details for so much of a beloved character that you may be shocked they could cover it all. The action and adventurous tone make for one heck of an enjoyable movie experience and Ehrenreich importantly embodies young Han, growing into the character over the course of the film. Though some may find parts to be cheesy or unnecessarily connected to…
For the first hour, A SIMPLE FAVOR hums along efficiently as can be, delightfully shining bright from the spark of easy chemistry between stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. The comedic timing between them is perfect and while Kendrick may play mostly to type as a bubbly, prudish single mom, her fantastic performance is multi-layered and showcases nuance not usually seen. Early on, the film’s slowly increasing suspense fits like a glove, but in the final third the pacing falters…