“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

“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

“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

“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

“The Cloverfield Paradox” is Dull, Forced, and Massively Disappointing

“The Cloverfield Paradox” is directed by Julius Onah and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl, and Chris O’Dowd. The film was released on Netflix immediately following the Super Bowl with no warning aside from one trailer, which was shown hours before during the game. It is the third movie in this ever-growing “Cloverfield” franchise and … More “The Cloverfield Paradox” is Dull, Forced, and Massively Disappointing

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is Fast-Paced, Action-Packed, and Way Too Long

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Will Poulter. The film is the third in the “Maze Runner” trilogy based on the books by James Dashner and is about Thomas and his group breaking into WCKD to stop the testing … More “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is Fast-Paced, Action-Packed, and Way Too Long