“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

“Disobedience” is Too Dull to Leave a Significant Impact

“Disobedience” was written and directed by Sebastian Lelio and stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. The film is about a women who returns to her hometown following her father’s death after being disliked for past love, and how a past relationship with a woman starts again during her return. After the successes of … More “Disobedience” is Too Dull to Leave a Significant Impact

“Avengers: Infinity War” is an Ambitious, Master-Class Big-Budget Blockbuster

Well, it has all led to this. “Avengers: Infinity War” was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt and pretty much every Avenger you can think of. The film is about The Avengers, go figure, battling the mighty Thanos (Brolin), who … More “Avengers: Infinity War” is an Ambitious, Master-Class Big-Budget Blockbuster

“A Quiet Place” is a Brilliantly Tense Horror Debut by John Krasinski

“A Quiet Place” was written, directed and produced by John Krasinski and also stars Krasinski, along with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The film is about a family who is forced to live in total silence in order to hide from mysterious beings that attack strictly by sound. Krasinski is known by most, … More “A Quiet Place” is a Brilliantly Tense Horror Debut by John Krasinski

“Thoroughbreds” is One of the Best Directorial Debuts in Recent Memory

“Thoroughbreds” was written and directed by Cory Finley and stars Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin. The film is about two teenagers who become friends after they bond about the idea of killing one of their step-fathers. I didn’t know much about this movie coming in aside from the premise and the three lead … More “Thoroughbreds” is One of the Best Directorial Debuts in Recent Memory