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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★

    Spotlight chronicles The Boston Globe's Pulitzer price winning investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, a problem that starts revealing its true width as soon as the journalist's dig deeper into their investigation. Spotlight is a team of investigative reporters headed by, Warren Robinson, but the journalists are not the stars of the film. The star is the story they uncovered and the secrets they discovered.

    Co-writer and director of the film, Tom McCarthy, has crafted an elaborate drama,…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★½

    In his latest film, director Ridley Scott, takes yet another trip to space to tell the story about fictional astronaut, Mark Wattney, who is left behind after he is presumed dead during a science expedition on Mars. The story of The Martian is a story about survival and the human spirit. Very ambitious, surprisingly funny and for the most part engaging.

    Coming from the director of Alien and Prometheus, a scenario revolving around Mars exploration seems rather grounded, but I…

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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    12 Angry Men was one of those films that I had never seen, but for which I knew almost the entire plot and ending. I think this will be the case for most people who watch the film since it's one of those essential classics which has spawned an endless supply of parodies and homages. To me its most genius quality is the simplicity. About 99 percent of the story takes place on one set as 12 jurors deliberate the…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★½

    Paul Thomas Anderson is an absolutely brilliant director, which should have made my expectations for this movie pretty high, but Adam Sandler on the other hand is usually not a good actor, which lowered my hopes for the movie. How foolish of me! If PTA chose Sandler for the role, I should have figured that he had his reasons. As it turns out Adam Sandler's performance as the lonely oddball Barry Egan is one of the best aspects of the…