As the year and decade came to a close, one of the best years for entertainment in recent memory did as well. Here is my list of the best movies of 2019. HONORABLE MENTIONS: Honey Boy, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Doctor Sleep, Us, Hustlers, The Two Popes, Midsommar 10.THE LIGHTHOUSE Robert Egger's sophomore … Continue reading Best Films of 2019
★★★★½ Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' is a suspense and energy-filled journey that is thrilling, clever, and deeply profound. After the apparent suicide of a wealthy family's patriarch, detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) must piece together the puzzle to prove that it is, in fact, a murder.After a rocky reception to his big blockbuster break with … Continue reading ‘Knives Out’ Review
★★★★★ 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
This awards season has probably been the most difficult to predict in years, with no clear frontrunners to point to. Will the path to the Oscars look clearer once tomorrow's show ends? Probably not, since there isn't any actual collusion between HFPA members and Academy members. Let's not forget, the Globes are noticeable for always … Continue reading Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: Who Will Emerge as the Winner in Hollywood’s Second Biggest Awards Show?
★★ A few great performances and a good soundtrack ultimately can’t save this bland musical from mediocrity, but at least they tried. Telling the “true” story of famous (infamous?) showman P.T. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman, as he creates his world-famous circus with the help of his wife (Michelle Williams) and a business partner played … Continue reading ‘The Greates Showman’ Review: An Uneven and Mediocre Musical
★★★★½ Growing up is the central theme in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, a small in scope but big in heart comedy-drama that hits all the right notes. The film deals with high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPhearson, played by Saoirse Ronan, and her many relationships with friends, romantic interests, and most prominently, … Continue reading ‘Lady Bird’ Review: A Hilarious yet Moving Comedy-Drama