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  • Dear Comrades!

    Dear Comrades!

    ★★★½

    DEAR COMRADES! works best as an intimate portrayal of political divisions within a family unit and how fundamental differences in thought can drive individuals away from each other. When the film tries to go more historical and focus on specific politics of the time is when it starts to feel a bit dull. At least Yuliya Vysotskaya is consistently stunning.

    Overall Grade: B+

  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★★★

    MALCOLM & MARIE features two of the strongest performances of the year from John David Washington and Zendaya but can feel taxing in its screenplay. Its reflections on the film industry is solid, but the relationship drama doesn't quite connect at least to the same level.

    Overall Grade: A-

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★★

    WONDER WOMAN 1984 is a blast! Much more charismatic than the first film, the movie balances pure comic book fun with legitimately heavy stakes creating a narrative that feels unique and engaging. The entire cast is fantastic and where the film isn't flawless, it is a resounding success.

    Overall Grade: A-

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  • Wings

    Wings

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2019
    Week 1: Jan 1-7
    Actor - Louise Brooks or Clara Bow

    Wings might be one of the most effective action movies the silent film era and even beyond. This movie takes you right into the action using technical feats that impresses me to today. The dogfights are thrilling while the camera brings you into the battle, war is harsh and bloody yet also grounded and not overly produced. The characters are really…