Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) captures the original spirit of the 40-year-old movie franchise

“Halloween” (2018) is the result of what happens when a good filmmaking team is infused with passion and love for a genre that is usually passed off for being a joke. I’m not just talking about the horror genre—I’m talking about slasher films. The most recent “Halloween” was partly directed, written and produced by David Gordon […]

Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ features stellar performances, but the remake adds nothing new

With Oscars moved up, the festival darlings are now releasing in October, the first of which is Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.” “A Star Is Born” stars Lady Gaga and its director Bradley Cooper. The movie follows Ally (Gaga), a struggling musician who meets Jack (Cooper), a successful but alcoholic musician. They fall in […]

Movie Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ proves to be a “hot piece of garbage.”

“Assassination Nation” is a classic case of poor marketing. The film, directed by Sam Levinson, stars Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse and Abra. “Assassination Nation” is pitched as a modern retelling of the Salem Witch Trials, which was a period of mass hysteria when women and girls were executed on charges of witchcraft in 1692 in […]

Movie Review: ‘The Predator’ delivers in classic 90s action movie style despite having consistency issues

Seeing one of the most cinematic aliens on screen again is quite a treat. However, “The Predator” is still a narrative mess. “The Predator” stars Boyd Holbrook ( of “Logan”), Trevante Rhodes (of “Moonlight”), Olivia Munn (of “Ocean’s Eight”) and is directed by Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, “The Nice Guys”). The movie follows […]

“Pacific Rim” sequel defies expectations but lacks depth

Five years after “Pacific Rim,” we finally get a well deserved sequel: “Pacific Rim Uprising.” The movie, directed by Stephen DeKnight, stars John Boyega, Cailee Spaeny and Scott Eastwood. Though lacking at times, the movie is packed with action and is entertaining overall. Years after the events of “Pacific Rim,” where Stacker Pentecost, Raleigh Beckett […]

“Annihilation” leaves pressing questions unanswered, but remains visually stunning

Following up the success of film producer and director Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” (2015), the novelist and screenwriter Garland makes “Annihilation” into a challenging, confusing and at times haunting sci-fi piece. “Annihilation” is visually stunning. The creative team altogether is excellent at providing striking imagery, to evoke both wonder and horror. “Annihilation” has set pieces […]

While “Game Night” is a funny comedy, it falls short in some aspects

“Game Night” is well directed with some good laughs built into a solid script. The movie stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, and is co-directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Max and Annie, an extremely competitive couple, played by Bateman and McAdams respectively, have weekly game nights. This week, Max’s lavish brother […]

Black Panther goes beyond high expectations and does not disappoint

“Black Panther” went beyond the already immensely high expectations I had and delivers as a powerful character piece with important messages in a thrilling package. “Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa the Black Panther and King of Wakanda, as well as Michael B Jordan as Erik Killmonger, a mysterious outsider with a grudge against […]