‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review

★★★ Despite feeling bloated by too many storylines and having some obvious flaws in its writing, The Crimes of Grindelwald eventually finds its footing thanks to some strong performances and a committed direction from David Yates. When Grindelwald escapes from prison, Albus Dumbledore enlists former student Newt Scamander to stop him from his plan to … Continue reading ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review

‘House of Cards’ Season Six Review: Robin Wright Shines in Uneven Conclusion of the Emmy-Winning Show

★★★½ The final season of House of Cards upgrades Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood to the lead role — with mixed results. After the inexplicable death of her husband and former President Frank Underwood, Claire, as commander-in-chief, must maintain power in Washington DC, even if bigger forces try to prevent her from it. With Kevin Spacey … Continue reading ‘House of Cards’ Season Six Review: Robin Wright Shines in Uneven Conclusion of the Emmy-Winning Show

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review: Rami Malek Leads A Flawed Yet Heartfelt Biopic

★★★½ Led by a star-making performance by Rami Malek, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ overcomes its shaky second act and awkward writing with a killer soundtrack and an amazing conclusion. The film follows Queen’s lead vocalist Freddie Mercury from early life to death in this celebration of his life and music. After almost two decades of being in … Continue reading ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review: Rami Malek Leads A Flawed Yet Heartfelt Biopic