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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★

    ”Let me give you a tip. You wanna make some money here? Use your white voice.”

    “Sorry to Bother You” refers to the standard line telemarketers use so you won’t immediately turn off their call. However, the title also expresses an idea of non-conformity that is addressed throughout the entire film. It could be argued that the difference is that Boots Riley does not say “sorry”. He aims to shock and move audiences into acting. It does not take much…

  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    ★★★½

    ”There is only so many times you can fall down, right?"

    Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) has not had an ideal childhood. He has moved from residence to residence with his father (Travis Fimmel) and his mother is out of the picture. Currently, they are both living in a shabby-looking neighborhood and the future does not hold much promise. That has much to do with Mr. Thompson being more concerned with women than he is with providing for his adolescent…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    "We are partners in crime"
    -Nick Dunne

    Gone Girl was I think to most film-lovers one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It was based on a best-seller that had gained some weighty controversy and it was directed by David Fincher. Fincher is undeniably one of the highest regarded directors today and deservedly so. The man has a great career on his back as he has produced some of the most influential pictures of the last twenty years…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    ”People love what other people are passionate about.”

    Most people don’t believe in love at first sight and nor do they believe in magic; perhaps myself included. La La Land debunks that skepticism and replaces it with wonderment. In fact, it wouldn’t be exaggerated at all to say that I’m shell-shocked. I’m only a bit disheartened that I won’t be able to see it for the first time again – however, it gives me comfort to know beyond doubt that…