“The Shape of Water” – Movie Review

“The Shape of Water,” dir. Guillermo Del Toro An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified […]

“Call Me By Your Name” – Movie Review

“Call Me By Your Name,” dir. Luca Guadagnino It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman , a precocious 17- year-old young man, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. Elio enjoys a close relationship with […]

“Coco” – Movie Review

“Coco,” dir. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, […]

“Justice League” – Movie Review

“Justice League,” dir. Zack Snyder Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly […]

“Murder on the Orient Express” – Movie Review

“Murder on the Orient Express,” dir. Kenneth Branagh A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful murder mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the story of thirteen stranded strangers and one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Movie Review

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” dir. Martin McDonagh After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s […]

“Thor: Ragnarok” – Movie Review

“Thor: Ragnarok,” dir. Taika Waititi Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Reviewing and Ranking the “Saw” Franchise, Including “Jigsaw”

Hey all! So instead of just reviewing this weekend’s new release, “Jigsaw,” I thought it might be fun to take this time to rank the entire “Saw” franchise. Now while I won’t get into spoilers with the newest installment, there will be spoilers for the previous films so consider that a warning if you haven’t […]

NYFF55 Reviews: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “Wonderstruck” + “Blade Runner 2049”

Time to continue on with the NYFF reviews! Got to revisit a couple of my favorite films of the year with Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” I’ll also be reviewing Todd Haynes’s “Wonderstruck” while also delving into this weekend’s new release from Denis Villeneuve, “Blade Runner 2049.” Ready […]

NYFF55 Reviews: “The Florida Project,” “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”

Got a couple more movies to review out of NYFF! Today, I bring you reviews for Noah Baumbach’s new film, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” while I also revisit my favorite movie of the year, Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.” So let’s begin!