“Your Name.” is a Mental and Emotional Rollercoaster

“Your Name.” is written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the novel this film is based on and stars Ryûnosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi.  The movie is a Japanese anime film about two complete strangers who switch bodies in their dreams, which eventually draws the two closer and closer to each other’s lives. … More “Your Name.” is a Mental and Emotional Rollercoaster

“Beauty and the Beast”: A Remake Lacking Purpose

“Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Bill Condon and stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Ian McKellen.  The film is an adaptation of the 1991 animated film of the same name and is about a woman named Belle who finds her father trapped in a castle, and from … More “Beauty and the Beast”: A Remake Lacking Purpose

“Kong: Skull Island”: Entertaining Enough

“Kong: Skull Island” is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, and John Goodman.  The film is about a group of soldiers and scientists who explore an uncharted island and happen upon the gigantic creature of Kong and then must fight for survival in order to … More “Kong: Skull Island”: Entertaining Enough

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: A Mildly Entertaining Ride

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is directed by David Yates and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell. The film is about Newt Scamander, a writer and adventurer who travels to New York and gets caught up in the issues that the wizarding world is facing there. The … More “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: A Mildly Entertaining Ride