“Venom” has Strong Highs, Too Many Lows

“Venom” was directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. The film is about an investigative journalist named Eddie Brock who stumbles across an alien species that attaches to him and gives him superpowers that tell him to do evil things. When I heard the casting and idea for “Venom,” … More “Venom” has Strong Highs, Too Many Lows

“The Happytime Murders” is a Grossly Unfunny Pile of Garbage

“The Happytime Murders” was directed by Brian Henson and stars Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph and Elizabeth Banks. The film is about a string of murders based around a puppet TV show that leads to two ex-partners, one detective and one puppet who is hated by the entire police force, that must come together … More “The Happytime Murders” is a Grossly Unfunny Pile of Garbage

“Slender Man” is a Horrendous Waste of Source Material

“Slender Man” was directed by Sylvain White and stars Julia Goldani Telles, Joey King, Jaz Sinclair and Annalise Basso. The film is based on the famous creepypasta forum post by Eric Knudsen, which was eventually made into a widely popular video game in 2012. The movie is about a small town with four girls who … More “Slender Man” is a Horrendous Waste of Source Material

“BlacKkKlansman” is Funny, Powerful and Important

“BlacKkKlansman” was directed by Spike Lee and stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace. The film is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in his Colorado town, who went undercover using a white surrogate to successfully infiltrate and gain information on the Ku Klux … More “BlacKkKlansman” is Funny, Powerful and Important

“Christopher Robin” Hits the Feels, but Can’t Quite Nail the Finish

“Christopher Robin” was directed by Marc Forster and stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael and Jim Cummings. The film is about an older Christopher Robin who now has a wife and child to look after, and must do so by working extended hours for a job he doesn’t enjoy, until he is visited by … More “Christopher Robin” Hits the Feels, but Can’t Quite Nail the Finish