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  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider


    Quick thoughts:

    Is Tomb Raider a good movie? Taken on its own merits, and not trying to compare it necessarily to the rebooted video game series, I'd argue yes. The most important element that they got right is Lara Croft herself. Alicia Vikander gave this character life, made her relatable, yet someone you could look up to. Some of the best moments of the film were scenes of her trying to survive alone on a remote island. The story itself…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon


    Quick thoughts:

    This was my first real exposure to Greg Berlanti as a director, who is better known as the executive producer on a handful of shows on the CW, such as the Arrowverse shows and Riverdale. While his involvement (being an openly gay filmmaker in Hollywood) may come off as a little clichéd, he was probably the best filmmaker to take on this story, based on the novel Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The best thing about this…

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  • The Gift

    The Gift


    Question: what attracts actors to the idea of directing? My theory is that they spend so much time in front of the camera that they start to develop a good sense of how to bring out the best performances in other actors! It's what makes movies directed by Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck so great, and hopefully the same can be said about the upcoming directing career of Joel Edgerton, so also wrote, produced and stars in The…

  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave


    For as much as people like to treat Sony Pictures as the laughing stock of the film industry, they've actually had a pretty good year in 2017. Baby Driver and Spider-Man Homecoming were two of the biggest hits of the summer, and this month critics are raving about Blade Runner 2049 (a co-production with Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment). Tonight's feature was something quite powerful, based on a true story. Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families…