“Isle of Dogs” is Visually Stunning and Incredibly Well-Crafted

“Isle of Dogs” was written and directed by Wes Anderson and stars Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Greta Gerwig and a whole laundry list of other stars. The film is about a dystopian Japan that shipped all of its dogs onto an island full of trash, and one kid named Atari Kobayashi (Rankin) who … More “Isle of Dogs” is Visually Stunning and Incredibly Well-Crafted

“Ready Player One” is Flawed, but Tons of Fun

“Ready Player One” was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is based on the novel by Ernest Cline of the same name and is about a virtual world called the OASIS that has become more important than life itself, and the quest that Parzival … More “Ready Player One” is Flawed, but Tons of Fun

“A Wrinkle in Time” is Ambitious, but a Complete Mess

An earlier version of this review was posted on The Lantern, check that out here “A Wrinkle in Time” was directed by Ava DuVernay and stars Storm Reid, Levi Miller and Deric McCabe. The film is based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle and is about, to the best of my ability, a girl and her … More “A Wrinkle in Time” is Ambitious, but a Complete Mess

“Annihilation” is a Groundbreaking Visceral Experience

An earlier version of this review was posted on The Lantern, check that out here “Annihilation” is written and directed by Alex Garland and stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Oscar Isaac. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer and is about a professor … More “Annihilation” is a Groundbreaking Visceral Experience

“Black Panther” is Marvel’s Most Original, Most Important Film to Date

An earlier version of this review was posted on The Lantern, check that out here “Black Panther” is written and directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya. The film is about T’Challa (Boseman), the newly crowned king of Wakanda, returning to his home nation, where … More “Black Panther” is Marvel’s Most Original, Most Important Film to Date

“Paddington 2” is one of the Best Kid’s Movie Sequels Ever Made

“Paddington 2” is directed by Paul King and stars Ben Winshaw, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, and Hugh Bonneville. The film is about the young bear of Paddington, now well-adapted with his new family, attempting to get enough money to buy his Aunt Lucy a birthday gift, but this gets Paddington into trouble that threatens to … More “Paddington 2” is one of the Best Kid’s Movie Sequels Ever Made

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a Surprising Blast of Fun

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is directed by Jake Kasdan and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film starring Robin Williams and is about four high schoolers who get sucked into a video game with as characters much different than their actual personas, … More “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a Surprising Blast of Fun