“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

“Red Sparrow” is a Well Acted but Horrifically Boring Failure

“Red Sparrow” is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film is based on the novel by Jason Matthews of the same name, and is about a dancer turned Russian agent, or “Sparrow,” who is sent on a mission to the U.S. in order to find … More “Red Sparrow” is a Well Acted but Horrifically Boring Failure

“Fifty Shades Freed” is 50,000 Shades of Absolute Garbage

WARNING: NSFW, I can’t hold back all profanity through my rage “Fifty Shades Freed” is directed by James Foley and stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Eric Johnson. This film is the third and final installment in this absolutely terrible “Fifty Shades” trilogy based on the “Twilight” fan-fiction novels by E.L. James, and it is … More “Fifty Shades Freed” is 50,000 Shades of Absolute Garbage

“Phantom Thread”: Outstanding Performances with Boring Execution

“Phantom Thread” is written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville. The film is about a talented dressmaker who finds a young waitress that he begins to fall in love with, while also using her as the muse for his work. This has been a film I’ve … More “Phantom Thread”: Outstanding Performances with Boring Execution

“Call Me by Your Name” is a Beautiful and Important Film

“Call Me by Your Name” is directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. The film is based on the novel by André Aciman of the same name and is about a 17-year-old named Elio whose relationship with his father’s research assistant becomes very complex as he spends a summer … More “Call Me by Your Name” is a Beautiful and Important Film

“The Shape of Water” is a Stunningly Beautiful Fantasy Film

“The Shape of Water” is written and directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, and Octavia Spencer. The film is about a mute cleaning lady in a 1960s research facility who becomes involved in a surprising relationship with the subject that is being tested on within the facility, and … More “The Shape of Water” is a Stunningly Beautiful Fantasy Film