“EVERYTHING IS LOVE” has Highlights, but Never Hits as Hard as it Should

“EVERYTHING IS LOVE” is the first album from THE CARTERS, the name for the collaboration between JAY-Z and Beyonce. This is a nine-song, 38-minute album that dropped out of nowhere on Tidal, and it featured a visual along with it that is not involved in this review. Jay and Beyonce are two of the biggest … More “EVERYTHING IS LOVE” has Highlights, but Never Hits as Hard as it Should

“First Reformed” is an Intense Film Held Together by Ethan Hawke’s Performance

“First Reformed” was written and directed by Paul Schrader and stars Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Cedric Kyles, aka Cedric the Entertainer. The film is about a pastor of a historic church that is faced with inner conflict once he meets with a woman’s husband struggling with his own demons. This is an A24 film, … More “First Reformed” is an Intense Film Held Together by Ethan Hawke’s Performance

“Incredibles 2” is Tons of Fun, But Can’t Match the Heights of the Original

“Incredibles 2” was written and directed by Brad Bird and stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner and Bob Odenkirk. The film takes place immediately following the events of 2004’s “The Incredibles,” and is about a man looking to bring supers back by using Elastigirl as the main hero, all while Mr. … More “Incredibles 2” is Tons of Fun, But Can’t Match the Heights of the Original

“Kids See Ghosts” is a Beautiful, Bold, Fearless Statement from Two Hip-Hop Greats

“Kids See Ghosts” is a self-titled album and the first full collaboration from hip-hop legends Kanye West and Kid Cudi. The album is seven tracks, just like other G.O.O.D Music albums, “DAYTONA” by Pusha T and “ye,” also by Kanye, that were both released within the last three weeks. This album features a few guest … More “Kids See Ghosts” is a Beautiful, Bold, Fearless Statement from Two Hip-Hop Greats

“Ocean’s 8” is a Fun, But Overly Safe Heist Film

“Ocean’s 8” was written and directed by Gary Ross and stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling. The film is a spin-off of the “Ocean’s” trilogy in the 2000s starring George Clooney, and is about Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie, and her plan to steal a $150 million diamond necklace using her … More “Ocean’s 8” is a Fun, But Overly Safe Heist Film

“ye” Can be Moving, Can be Stunning, but also Can Lack Focus

“ye” is the eighth solo album from legendary artist and producer, Mr. Kanye West. This is Kanye’s first release since 2016’s “The Life of Pablo,” and features artists like Ty Dolla Sign, Kid Cudi, PARTYNEXTDOOR and John Legend. This is a seven song, 23-minute album, just a couple minutes longer than the Kanye-produced “DAYTONA” by … More “ye” Can be Moving, Can be Stunning, but also Can Lack Focus