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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” gorgeously displays the entire range of human emotions, effortlessly flowing from the purest of love (romantic, familial, and platonic), to the struggles and strifes of doubt, loss, and pain.

    The sheer authenticity and personal nature of the story will speak to audience members from all cultural backgrounds.

    Each member of the limited cast is absolutely BRILLIANT, but Steven Yeun’s screen presence is especially enchanting.

    I also have to give some love to DP Lachlan Milne. I…

  • Bad Boys II

    Bad Boys II

    ★★★½

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie brimming with such mass chaos and mayhem.

    I loved every minute of it.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

    "The Rise of Skywalker" is not the greatest Star Wars movie of all time, but it is the most satisfying ending we could have hoped for. The range of emotions I experienced is difficult to articulate, but this movie sure as heck made me FEEL. I am so thankful for this franchise.

    I have already seen some discourse throughout the fandom of Star Wars and the world of film criticism saying that this movie retconned everything in "The Last Jedi."…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    Pixar's "Soul" finds that precious balance of fantasy and reality. It treads the line between mature, ponderous philosophy and childlike wonder. It thoughtfully weighs heart, humor, and, well, soul. This film represents the peak that can be reached by animated storytelling.

    The rich, textured visuals are brilliantly crafted, the characters and environments are constructed with breathtaking detail (both narratively and technically), and the Reznor/Ross duo churn out another marvelous composition of their signature bassy, synthesizer-heavy music.

    I am in awe…