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  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★★★

    This flick came out of nowhere for me, but on the recommendation of several trusted friends and fellow film buffs I decided to check it out. I’m glad I did!

    Upgrade deals with a ton of deep ideas and moral questions, giving you room to consider their implications. The aesthetic feels very much like a higher budget, longer runtime episode of Black Mirror

    If you’re like me and find stories that use technology and progress to explore ethics and philosophy,…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★

    Finally got the chance to get out this week and watch this film - one whose production had me both interested and apprehensive from the moment I heard it was being done. 

    I read the book a few years ago during a blizzard that rocked our area that year, finishing it all in one sitting. At the time, I thought the story of the book was very cool but that the book wasn’t written incredibly well - it really felt…

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  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    M. Night Shymalan receives a lot of criticism, and in recent years perhaps some of it is warranted. However, I cannot agree with the opinion that he began to flounder in his film-making abilities with this amazing 2002 thriller, Signs.

    The movie is incredibly well made and has very little wasted energy - each shot seems to do something for the overall story, which is important in a film whose premise turns out to be the idea that all things…