Articles tagged: movie review


Perfect Days (2024) muses on how to live

Even when reflecting on suffering, Perfect Days urges us that the sadness will pass and perfect days will come again soon.


The Killer is a comedy hiding in a hitman disguise

The Killer (2023) is a technical masterwork with hawkeye definition.


Dolls and desires: Unraveling the layers of girlhood in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla

Sofia Coppola's adaptation of Priscilla Presley's memoir exposes the glamorized lures of love and belonging that infiltrated her girlhood.


In her visually stunning thriller Saltburn, Emerald Fennell boldly interrogates facade

Saltburn is a stirring investigation of external beauty and the insidiousness that foments beneath it.


Anatomy of a Fall is an autopsy of a marriage story

Anatomy of a Fall starts like a murder mystery, but gradually it discloses the more intimate, painful details of a family.


Saw X brings you grotesque gore in 4k, but falls slightly flat 

Fan or not, Saw X will make you absolutely squirm in your seats, especially if you can handle it in 4K.


Dumb Money is a smart movie about the stock market and the power of Reddit

If you mix up Jimmy Buffett and Warren Buffett, or if you’re simply in the mood for a good underdog story, Dumb Money will be right up your alley.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a sincere tribute to Greece, family, and Windex

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 retains the charm and character of the first two films, while diving deeper into the darker themes of grief and belonging. 


Bottoms: In defense of “ugly, untalented gays”

Brought to life with a hearty dose of queer teen drama, hilarious antics, and endless quotable lines, Bottoms is sure to become an instant classic.


Barbie: A hot pink return to monoculture

This summer, however, pink has dominated in both the box office and the zeitgeist—so much so that it may have temporarily revived the Anglo-American monoculture. 


Oppenheimer plays with fire

In Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan is begging us to learn from our past.


AIR is the perfect sneakerhead movie

The film, shot with the precision and smoothness of Michael Jordan’s own jumper, masterfully honors both the shoe line and the player.


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is fun for normal people, too!

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves is a hilarious fantasy heist movie that satisfies both lifelong D&D fans and those who know nothing about the game.


Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has too much goop

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023) fails on nearly every front where its predecessors triumph. 


If you suspend belief, Sharper may charm you

Stilted dialogue and an unbelievable story blunt Sharper’s self-proclaimed wit. 


Magic Mike’s Last Dance strips away logic with its barely there plot

Magic Mike’s “final tease” swaps drugs and tear-away pants for pseudo-feminism and an ill-developed romance. 

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Glass Onion adds a new layer to the conventional murder mystery

Director Rian Johnson was faced with an undeniable challenge this time around: how to make a satisfying sequel after such a strong first installment.


Turn Every Page documents a legendary literary duo’s fear of legacy, mortality, and … semicolons?

Gottlieb showcases her artistic talent through this emotional journey of their respective lives, legacy, and love


Bones and All’s writing is just bare bones: This cannibalistic romance lacks real depth

The romance of Bones and All, despite what it lacks in its writing, shines through in its cinematography.


Armageddon Time: The power of white privilege

In this semi-autobiographical film, Gray attempts to show the power, privilege, and advantages of being white in America.