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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★

    With Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott didn't just want to have his cake and eat it too, he wanted a few other people's cakes, which he also desired to greedily consume. The result is just a big, sticky mess and swirling of incompatible flavors which might please the taste buds from time to time, but is bound to give you a stomach ache when all is said and done. Much like having an alien implanted in you, just with more frosting.…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    While not quite reaching the heights of the original, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still an excellent film in its own right, one that does a lot of counter many of the problems plaguing the last few years' worth of MCU entries. The film packs several strong emotional storylines and features one of the best villains in the Marvel franchise to date, it feels like there is actual weight to events on screen. The humor is still strong,…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    **Dinner with Hitchcock - Film 6**

    I always have trouble going back and reviewing a movie that I've seen before and loved. A few years back I tackled the highlights of Alfred Hitchcock's career, except The Birds, for some reason that one has always eluded me. One viewing of Rear Window was enough to cement it as my favorite of his numerous amazing works. A second viewing has done nothing to change this fact, though I still need to get…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    Before I get into my review proper, I feel the need to relate my personal history with Jurassic Park. I was lucky enough to get to see the film in theaters when it was first released, I was a young child and the movie scared the hell out of me, but I loved it. I still remember the booming roar of the T-Rex and the amusement of the audience at the raptor's clicky claw in the kitchen. My obsession really…