Lady Bird

Lady BirdDirector: Greta Gerwig
Run Time: 1h 34m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

I’m sure anyone who attended Catholic school in Sacramento, CA would appreciate Lady Bird. Unfortunately, the film catered too much to this narrow niche of an audience. I attended public school in Central Florida. A bit different, apparently. Continue reading

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Jumanji (1995)

JumanjiDirector: Joe Johnston
Run Time: 1h 44m
MPAA: PG
Stars: 3.5

A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind.

Fun Fact: I owned the Jumanji board game when I was younger. Granted it wasn’t made of wood and voodoo. Continue reading

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor - RagnarokDirector: Taika Waititi
Run Time: 2h 10m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

What I Love: Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, their real-life bromance
What I Do Not Love: Taika’s cinematic love letter to Rock, Paper, Scissors (starring Chris Hemsworth)

Strap in for Marvel’s Thunder, Fire, Death: A Comedy Continue reading

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and AbdulDirector: Stephen Frears
Run Time: 1h 51m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Dame Judi Dench earns 2 full stars all on her own. Her costar Ali Fazal is another solid star. The rest of Victoria and Abdul is entirely forgettable.
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