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  • Amanda Knox

    Amanda Knox

    ★★★★½

    This Netflix documentary tackles the widely popular Amanda Knox murder case. Most people have heard of this case (I was familiar with it, but not too much), but if you haven't the story is basically this. While studying abroad in 2007, Amanda Knox and her boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, were suspects in the murder of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found dead in her room, covered in a blanket with her throat slit; a brutal murder. The…

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    ★★★★

    Jon Favreau is no stranger to directing big budgeted films. Having directed both Iron Manand Iron Man 2, it is pretty obvious that he knows what he is doing when it comes to big productions. The Jungle Book is his newest film and he once again proves that you can trust him when it comes to these big blockbusters. Having grossed over $700 million to date, The Jungle Book continues to establish itself as one of the top films of…

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  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon

    ★★★★

    Pete's Dragon is a solid remake of the 1977 classic Disney feature that brings back the feeling of what it was like to go to the movies as a kid again. At least that is what I felt while watching it. I think that is what Lowery was going for when he made this. A straight forward kids movie that doesn't have to take itself too seriously. I fairly enjoyed the performances and thought the relationship between Pete and his…

  • War Horse

    War Horse

    ★★★★½

    Steven Spielberg's WWI film is not merely just a war film, but rather an exploration between man and nature. Throughout the film we follow a horse named Joey as he passes through many different lives while the war rages through Europe. What Spielberg is able to do is allow Joey to be the main character of the film. Even though horses cannot speak, we get the sense that this horse has a lot to say. We see the effects that…