Paweł Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Review: Bad Romance

Sweeping romantic epics usually do not run less than 90 minutes and are typically not filmed in black and white, but Oscar-winning Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski’s latest film, the elegiac Cold War is just that. Loosely based on the romantic story of his own parents, the film condenses more than a decade of time into… Read More Paweł Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Review: Bad Romance

Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Quick Thoughts

In any other year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri would be considered an acclaimed indie with little shot at awards success. Playwright Martin McDonagh’s film is an exercise in pitch-black comedy, a film that tests the limits of what audiences will laugh at. Its macabre sense of humor isn’t something that usually clicks with a wide… Read More Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Quick Thoughts

Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Review: The Shape of Love

Guillermo Del Toro’s newest film, The Shape of Water, is a truly astonishing visual marvel. It’s mostly set inside dank, dark rooms and when the camera travels outside, it’s night or it’s pouring. So the film’s beauty truly comes from within the hearts of its main characters. Del Toro appears to be on a personal quest… Read More Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Review: The Shape of Love

At The Middle of the World: Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight creeps up on the audience with its nuanced performances, unique direction and beautiful photography. It doesn’t peddle in flashy sequences to force its way into your memories. Chiron will be one of the 21st century’s great film characters because Moonlight will not go away as long as there are souls searching for an… Read More At The Middle of the World: Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’

‘Batman v Superman’ review: Get Zack Snyder away from my heroes!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to do everything and amounts to almost nothing. No, it’s not the complete disaster clickbait headlines want you to think it is, but it’s still not a great movie. All it really confirms is that we have had enough of Zack Snyder’s darker-than-dark depiction of superheroes. Starting off… Read More ‘Batman v Superman’ review: Get Zack Snyder away from my heroes!