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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Following years of careless creative and business decisions on the part of Sony revolving around the Spider-Man property, from their clashes with Sam Raimi on Spider-Man 3, to the shameless incompetence of The Amazing Spider-Man series, to even this year’s hilariously pathetic attempt to further spin-off this franchise with Venom, There are numerous reminders why the iconic web-slinger should go on hiatus. But for every embarrassing mishap that has befallen the hero, there also exists an overwhelmingly vibrant incarnation of…

  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★★½

    The stereotype of the tortured artist, struggling to showcase their purpose in life and the importance of their art, can certainly be quite the tragic and romantic image so much so that this popular narrative pathway has paved the way to many accolades (including the coveted Oscar gold). So while we see these films annually around awards season, they also run the risk of becoming stale. But the true life story of the man that almost single-handedly created this image…

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  • Creed II

    Creed II

    ★★★

    Predictability can be a blessing and a curse, where the safe path is followed on one hand yet an unwillingness to try something new is present in the other. If there’s one overarching sentiment present in Creed II, the latest installment of the seemingly never-ending Rocky film series, it must surely be predictability. Though this trait may be the knockout punch for other films, Creed II manages to maintain itself as an entertaining boxing flick, despite a narrative that most…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★★

    It is a rather simple story; two men from vastly different backgrounds form an unlikely friendship and along the way grow in the most unexpected fashion. Though this seems like the basis of a rather cliche narrative, director Peter Farrelly’s Green Book takes what could be a standard tale and makes into a surprisingly poignant, funny, charming and ultimately important work of film.

    There have been a number of films about racial segregation in the Southern United States (The Color…