Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Man, I really wanted to like this movie more than I did… Before the Galactic Empire built its super weapon, but after their regime had taken hold, a young man struggles to fulfill his dreams in becoming a pilot. Han must navigate across worlds of mercenaries, cutthroats and criminals if he hopes to find his…

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Award season begins strong, a movie that is surprisingly funny, tragic, subtle, deep and ambiguous. Seven months after her daughter was brutally murdered, an angry and grieving mother takes matters into her own hands and advertises the local police department’s negligence in catching her killer on three huge roadside billboards. However, does she appreciate how…

Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

The latest installment is still incredible to look at, but feels a little directionless and even anti-climatic compared to the incredible Dawn that preceded it. Set fifteen years after the rise of intelligent ape kind, War follows Caesar and his growing tribe of apes as they try to escape a ruthless human colonel who wants to…

Review: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

This sequel makes up for a lot of its predecessor’s glaring faults, yet somehow continues to paint its theme in the same unbelievable and contrived fashion. Having survived the Hunger Games, a gladiatorial arena fashioned by a tyrannical society called The Capitol, heroes Katniss and Peeta must deal with their limelight fame from those they…

Review: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths was more intriguing than I had first thought, though it does feel like a poor man’s Tarantino movie. The film’s advertisement (and the title!) suggested it followed seven psychopaths, played by the leading stars involved, and that isn’t entirely true. We follow Colin Farrell’s character Marty, who is an author struggling to write…

Review: Seven Pounds

Well this isn’t an easy film to watch through! Will Smith doing his best to be the ultimate martyr. Ben Thomas works as a taxman, yet while collecting from those suffering from debilitating or fatal illnesses he is compelled to help them. His utterly selfless acts are fueled by a tragic event in his past….