‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Movie Review

“Bello, mini-bosses!” Your favorite curmudgeon of a villain is back. And so are his Minions in their latest story, Minions: The Rise of Gru. Gru, voiced lovingly by Steve Carrel, wasn’t always a curmudgeon. Before his ascension to villainy, he

‘There Are No Saints’- Film Review

“Written by Paul Schrader” is one of my favorite sentences in the American cinematic language. The new film, “There Are No Saints” is based on an older Schrader script the filmmaker was slated to direct in 2010 under the title,

‘Elvis’: Movie Review

As a wee lad, one of my first music biopics was Luis Valdez’s La Bamba, the story of Ritchie Valens. Although the ending depressed me, and I didn’t know then that it was based on Ritchie Valens’ real-life rise and

‘The Black Phone’: Movie Review

In a sea of IP-mined films and television shows, it is refreshing to have original content at our disposal. You might argue that every piece of content is original. It does take creative people to take an outline, expand it

‘Lightyear’: Movie Review

With modern animation comes great responsibility. Pixar Animation Studios has been at the forefront of inspiring characters and stories, fueling audiences’ and creators’ imaginations. One of the most synonymous properties in their library is the Toy Story franchise and its

‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’: Movie Review

Let’s get this out of the way from the get: sex in films, especially in American cinema, has become a very taboo subject. We’re uncomfortable talking about sex with our peers, even though we joke about it incessantly. There’s another

‘Jurassic World Dominion’: Movie Review

#JurassicWorldDominion features a strong cast and a frenetically paced film that undermines its intelligence. Fans of the series will find much to appreciate. Laura Dern is the cast stand out.

‘Crimes of the Future’ Movie Review

Though I’ve only seen a few of David Cronenberg’s works, “passion” or “passionate” comes to mind when describing his stories, characters, and locales. There is an inherent beauty in the horrors he shares with his audience. It is very nearly

‘Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story’ Movie Review

Change is an omnipresent aspect of our lives. We grow together. We grow apart; we’re born, die, and born again. Our experiences define who we are; this is our collective humanity. With global events of the past three years shaping

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” Film Review: One Of The Funniest Films In Years

Immensely enjoyable and one of the funniest comedies to hit theaters in years, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” does right by its characters and its audience. When television shows make the leap to the big screen, they fall prey to the