Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere“Winterfell” Review and Breakdown

★★★★ While ‘Winterfell’ serves mostly as set-up for the rest of the season, it still serves enough memorable moments and raises enough questions to keep interest high. Finally arriving at Winterfell, Daenerys and Jon’s alliance is not as warmly received as hoped, especially by Sansa. As their love grows, new problems arise when Sam enters … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere“Winterfell” Review and Breakdown

‘Captain Marvel’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Chapter in the MCU

★★½ Captain Marvel is a formulaic and middling chapter in the MCU, and while it does have a fun factor in play, it never fully lives up to its promise. The film follows a female Kree warrior who, in the middle of a war against the evil Skrulls, ends up on Earth, where she might … Continue reading ‘Captain Marvel’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Chapter in the MCU

‘Glass’ Review: Shyamalan’s Conclusion to his Trilogy is a Mixed Bag

★★★ M Night Shyamalan’s culmination to his surprising trilogy is smart and inventive at its best, but an overstuffed and disappointing ending almost brings the film down. 19 years after 'Unbreakable', David Dunn finally finds a super-human rival in “The Horde”. When they both are captured and put into a mental facility, a questionable psychiatrist … Continue reading ‘Glass’ Review: Shyamalan’s Conclusion to his Trilogy is a Mixed Bag

‘Roma’ Review: Cuarón Delivers a Stunning and Beautiful Film about Family

★★★★★ With Roma, Alfonso Cuarón brings to life a beautiful story with stunning visuals that make it one of the best and most important films of the decade. Set in the socially tense and culturally rich backdrop of 1970's Mexico City, the film follows a tumulous year in the life of Cleo, a housekeeper of … Continue reading ‘Roma’ Review: Cuarón Delivers a Stunning and Beautiful Film about Family

‘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