Wonder Review (2017): A Story of Triumph and Kindness

Wonder Review (2017): A Story of Triumph and Kindness
Wonder is a heartwarming story that reminds us of the child in all of us; a story for all ages. The author, R.J. Palacio creates a story from multiple perspectives to demonstrate how the main character, Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) has touched many lives. I found this film to be most rewarding and entertaining. I see... Read more »

Lady Bird Review (2017)

Lady Bird Review (2017)
Lady Bird is a coming of age film that addresses issues of religion, education, rebellion, sexuality, friendships, and family relationships. It’s a fresh witty perspective on youth in the early 2000’s. I found that there were a few similarities between myself and the writer/director Greta Gerwig. We both attended Catholic schools, showed interest in the... Read more »

Last Flag Flying Review(2017)

Last Flag Flying Review(2017)
Richard Linklater brings pages to life from Darryl Ponicsan’s novel Last Flag Flying. I didn’t know much about the film before watching and was surprised at how this harrowing story took me down a strange winding road. The film was directed by Richard Linklater, co-written by Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan, and produced by Ginger... Read more »
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Thor: Ragnorak (2017) Electrifies and Rocks Audiences

Thor: Ragnorak (2017) Electrifies and Rocks Audiences
Thor: Ragnorak (2017) may very well be one of the best and most anticipated movies that I have seen this year. While watching it in IMAX 3D, this film nearly jolted me out of my seat! This is the very best Marvel Studios has to offer; the greatest collaboration of score, dialogue (satire), costumes, special/visual... Read more »

The Replacement (2017): Replicants in Review

The Replacement (2017): Replicants in Review
In The Replacement, writer and director Sean Miller provides a brief look at the various complications of cloning in the free world. Actor Mike McNamara plays the roles of Abe Stagsen, Newscaster, Bartender, and President Abe. As an original, Abe Stagsen becomes frustrated at his lot in life after he relinquishes his DNA to be... Read more »

Marshall (2017): Early Years of a Genius Legal Giant

Marshall (2017): Early Years of a Genius Legal Giant
With a list of lauded cast members, the film Marshall (2017), embarks upon the task of transforming a legal giant’s story onto the silver screen. This brave endeavor is the storytelling of one of Thurgood Marshall’s earlier cases (before Brown vs. Board of Education). It encapsulates the essence of purpose and determination in the career... Read more »
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The Florida Project Review (2017)

The Florida Project Review (2017)
Writers Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch (from award-winning film, Tangerine) impart another amazing story. This time they tackle the issue of the homeless residents and community in The Florida Project (in Kissimee, Fl). The film was much more than I expected. It was smart, funny, shocking and real. There is no surprise that production company... Read more »

Blade Runner 2049 Review (2017): Epic Hollywood Sci-fi Neo-Noir Sequel

Blade Runner 2049 Review (2017): Epic Hollywood Sci-fi Neo-Noir Sequel
Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to a groundbreaking, legendary, sci-fi epic film that interprets innovative worlds of the interconnected weaving of man, machines, and the vastness of space and time. The film was an ambitious attempt to replicate the original (Blade Runner). But I doubt that people grasp the understanding behind the effort and... Read more »

Battle of the Sexes (2017) Review : Man vs. Woman Time Capsule

Battle of the Sexes (2017) Review : Man vs. Woman Time Capsule
I often wondered what all the hubbub was about concerning Battle of the Sexes. This film is a great introduction to history, while explaining the importance of a new era of women’s civil rights in sports as well as off the court. Often the best stories are derived from real events and tell a more... Read more »
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Friend Request (2017) Review:Likely to Unfriend

Friend Request (2017) Review:Likely to Unfriend
Friend Request (2017) is a paranormal horror thriller that uses a popular gimmick, which translates into social media cultural phenomenon. I suspect there will be many more films like these trending and am not particularly a fan of horror.  Usually, horror films are not well executed, plastered with clichés, and the story line and characters... Read more »