Game Night: This was much better than anticipated.
From the directors of "Vacation" (2015) seems like a weird note to put seeing how good "Game Night" was. It's rare seeing the type of visual comedy through editing and framing in an American comedy such as this. It is much more common in British film (for example Edgar Wright). The quick but melodic banter in the film perfectly paired with the visual jokes.
Everyone in the cast did wonderfully. Both…
Annihilation: This movie is scary, anxiety-inducing, and borderline disturbing. However, it's also one of the best science fiction experiences one can have in a theater. Director Alex Garland has followed up his directorial debut of "Ex Machina" beautifully. It's safe to say as a writer he is a powerhouse and as a director he's just getting started.
The acting was all top notch. Natalie Portman played the soldier/scientist role perfectly. Jennifer Jason Leigh was subtle and almost silent, but…
mother!: This is a film that starts off strong and ends on an off note. For about the first half of the film, writer and director Darren Aronofsky gives the audience interesting takes on Biblical stories, family dynamics, and fame. The horror-thriller elements are also very strong in this portion of the film. However, in the middle the story starts to become frantic and all over the place. Then the end comes around. Aronofsky wants to make a point…
Blade Runner 2049: Best movie starring Ryan Gosling and a piano ever! It also is by far the most visually stunning film of year. "2049" does a good job of connecting the story to the original "Blade Runner" without making it entirely necessary to have seen it. However, it probably helps. Director Denis Villeneuve deserves a lot of praise for making a sequel to the original cult classic work. Although I think the main praise deserves to go to…