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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    The Last Jedi does what few Star Wars films have genuinely done - it challenges its audience. Rian Johnson has created a film that manages to feel familiar and nostalgiac yet also aggressively pushes its characters and the general mythology into new and complex directions.

    Characters old and new are given intricate and - at times - subversive - story arcs. From Rey’s interactions with an aged Luke Skywalker to Finn’s adventures with a newfound ally, each journey is satisfying…

  • 47 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down

    ★★★½

    Director Johannes Roberts delivers an interesting entry in the sharksploitation genre. 

    It takes a few minutes to really go, but once we are in the cage, the thrills are non-stop. Mandy Moore brings her A-game, delivering an excellent performance. Claire Holt is good as well, though more uneven than her co-star - particularly in the set up. The other characters are fairly forgettable, which is fine, since I don’t believe they’re supposed to be incredibly noteworthy. Matthew Modine was SEVERELY…

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  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    George A. Romero's Day of the Dead was largely misunderstood when it was first released in 1985, and that's a real shame. In my opinion, this is Romero's masterpiece. Day is his tour de force.

    Everything about this film is wonderful. Our main protagonist, Sarah (Lori Cardille), is a strong and intelligent character on par with the Alien franchise's Ripley. The supporting cast around her all turn in excellent performances as well, but the most notable one is definitely Joseph…

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    ½

    There's a scene in which Kristen Stewart vomits loudly into a toilet. That's somewhat poetic, because I felt like doing the same throughout the entire movie. 

    1/2 out of 5 sparkles for this Twilight entry. ✨