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  • Ma

    Ma

    ½

    Allison Janney really showed up for 45 seconds to complete her Matriachy Trilogy (I, Tonya, Mom, Ma)

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Star Wars Celebration 2019 Preparation, Film 10:

    “This is not going to go the way you think.” On this rewatch of the series I’ve noticed that I’ve complimented the movies that were most like the original trilogy. What makes The Last Jedi great, in my opinion, is how different it is. I remember walking out of the theater the first time and feeling like I got punched in the gut. Normally that’s not a good thing, but what Rian Johnson…

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  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots

    ★½

    The best historical dramas not only offer insight into a bygone era but also offer an interesting parallel to the modern-day landscape. For example, the Academy Award® winning film The King’s Speech (2010) showed the power and importance a leader’s voice and demeanor can have on their country. That film gave audiences an insight into King George VI’s struggles and had strong ties to modern times, one of the main reasons it became a huge hit. The new historical drama…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    There are certain directors that imbue their own style on movies that it’s nearly impossible to mistake who’s behind the camera. Auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, and a handful of others know how to craft films with different plots and subject matters but put their own dynamic twists on it that it feels like there is a thematic through-line through all of them. While Yorgos Lanthimos is not up to par with those filmmakers yet, he…