Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars 7Director: J.J. Abrams
Run Time: 2h 15m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.0

The Force Awakens finally delivers the Star Wars reboot the world had been hoping for. The Force is strong with Master Abrams. Continue reading

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Phoenix

Phoenix.jpgDirector: Christian Petzold
Run Time: 1h 38m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.0

I fully understand what Phoenix was supposed to be. A dramatic twist combining the rebirth after trauma/war and case of mistaken identity tied up in a package of love and betrayal. Unfortunately this German drama was none of these things for me. Continue reading

Brooklyn

BrooklynDirector: John Crowley
Run Time: 1h 51m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.0

Discovering yourself can be a terrifying journey. Add love into the mix and things only get more complicated. So when you realize that there are two worlds you could possibly belong what to you choose: The life you always dreamed about? Or the life you never dreamed was possible? Continue reading

Spotlight

SpotlightDirector: Tom McCarthy
Run Time: 2h 8m
MPAA: R
Stars: 5.0

There are a few different ways to win a 5-star rating from me. The simplest way is to have a collectively successful production. When a film does everything right, and it’s obvious nothing was held back, you witness something extraordinary. There’s no way I would consider such a film less than perfect. Spotlight is a prime example. Continue reading