‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Review

★★★ ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ comes close to being worthy of praise. Still, its unsympathetic protagonist and sketchy message ultimately undermine a film carried by two outstanding performances by Glenn Close and Amy Adams. ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ an adaptation of the book of the same name, tells the story of J.D. Vance’s upbringing, from his troubled childhood to … Continue reading ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Review

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Review

★★★★½ Ford v Ferrari is both an emotionally fulfilling and thrilling film from start to finish, largely thanks to both Bale and Damon’s charismatic performances and James Mangold’s classic directing.  The film finds Damon’s Carroll Shelby and Bale’s Ken Miles struggling to put together a Ford racing car that can compete against Enzo Ferrari’s before … Continue reading ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Review

‘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

‘A Star is Born’ Review: An Incredibly Powerful Update to the Classic

★★★★½ Impeccably directed and superbly acted, this third remake of ‘A Star is Born’ shines as the best yet. After Jackson Maine, a famous country singer, encounters a bar singer named Ally and quickly falls in love, a tale of love throughout the years is followed, filled with themes of fame, jealousness, and power. If … Continue reading ‘A Star is Born’ Review: An Incredibly Powerful Update to the Classic