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  • Terms of Endearment

    Terms of Endearment

    ★★★★

    Before Steel Magnolias there was this 5 time Acadmey Award winner. I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around to viewing it. A wonderful little story about life, death, love and family with superb preformances from the greats, MacLaine, Daniels, Winger and Nicholson. I think they captured the essence of mother/children relationships perfectly, causing me laughter and tears. Truly a timeless picture.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★½

    The whole film is in the first 8 minutes, never seen that before. I’ve also never seen depression captured so well on film. Kirsten Dunst may be one of the most underrated actress of our day, maybe.

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  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★½

    While better than 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin still manages to fall short of the original classic. I’m not asking for some genius retelling, mind you, I’m just asking for a revisit to the source material honoring its essence and charm (apparently this is too much to ask of these Disney live-action films). Mena Massoud looked like Aladdin, but couldn’t act to safe his life. Naomi Scott as Jasmine was a dream, but Disney wanted to shove their “strong…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    The sheer ability to compile 22  films into one cohesive plot deserves accolades in its own right. However whenever the plot turns to  (spoiler alert) time travel, things usually get merky- Endgane is no exception. Regardless, it was a satisfying end to 10 years worth of Superhero Cinema. (And now I’m done forever with the superhero forever).