The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

The Haunting of Bly Manor is Mike Flanagan’s follow up to Hill House in “The Haunting” anthology series. Since the first show received critical acclaim for it’s ingenuity, expectations were understandably high for this entry as well. The story follows an American nanny who is hired to care for two orphans at the dreary andContinue reading “The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)”

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the latest Netflix release to confuse the masses. Charlie Kaufman, known for mind bending stories such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich, writes and directs and doesn’t holding anything back. Some will write this off as pretentious fodder for movie buffs, but there’s somethingContinue reading “I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)”

Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs is a Hulu original that took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm, garnering positive reviews from both audiences and critics alike. In a Groundhog Day-esque story, one man is forced to relive the same day over and over until a few unsuspecting bystanders join him along the way. Let’s consider the prosContinue reading “Palm Springs (2020)”

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters, Inc. is a charming little movie with unique animation, a wild premise and a lot of heart. It shows us monster life when they’re not scaring children in their bedrooms, although there is some of that as well. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Monsters, Inc…. Pros: The voice acting is superb, especiallyContinue reading “Monsters, Inc. (2001)”

Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy is Shia LeBeouf’s passion project, recounting his formative years as a child actor and his dysfunctional relationship with his father. The deeply personal and somber nature will either have you embracing its themes or denouncing its characters. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: Shia LeBeouf not only writes this emotionally devastating storyContinue reading “Honey Boy (2019)”

The Perfect Host (2010)

The Perfect Host follows a bank robber’s desperate attempt to avoid capture by laying low at an unsuspecting homeowner’s address for the evening. The many twists and flashbacks will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat in this contained indie thriller. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This is an independentContinue reading “The Perfect Host (2010)”

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element is a sci-fi epic starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. When an ancient evil returns to destroy life as we know it, former commando Major Korben Dallas decides to help Leeloo retrieve the four elemental stones to save the universe. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Fifth Element…Continue reading “The Fifth Element (1997)”

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest follows a cast of washed up actors who are hilariously mistaken for their TV space crew characters by real aliens. Galaxy Quest found a rare balance between poking fun at and simultaneously respecting its subject matter. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie is an absolute delight from start to finish.Continue reading “Galaxy Quest (1999)”

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is based on the novel from J.K. Rowling and the eighth and final movie of the series. The story continues with Harry, Ron and Hermione desperately trying to destroy the remaining Horcruxes and defeat Lord Voldemort. Let’s consider the pros and cons of the final film… Pros:Continue reading “8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)”

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is based on the popular novel from J.K. Rowling and the seventh film of the series. The story follows Harry, Ron and Hermione on their urgent quest to track down the four remaining Horcruxes and avoid capture by their enemies. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)”