Singin’ in the Rain

Singin' in the RainDirectors: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
Run Time: 1h 43m
MPAA: Approved (G)
Stars: 5.0

Somehow I managed to live 27 years without seeing what the world considers the greatest musical of all time. Thankfully, I have remedied that void in my life and was blessed to experience Singin’ in the Rain for the first on the silver screen. What a glorious feeling, indeed! Continue reading

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Son of Saul

Son of SaulDirector: László Nemes
Run Time: 1h 47m
MPAA: R
Stars: 5.0

Son of Saul (aka Saul fia) is the most heart-breaking thing I’ve ever witnessed. While I can’t say I enjoy feeling like I’m getting sucker-punched for almost two hours straight, I have immense respect for this film and the story it tells. Continue reading

Deadpool

DeadpoolDirector: Tim Miller
Run Time: 1h 48m
MPAA: R
Stars: 5.0

This could be my shortest review ever because all I would need to say is:

F*** Yeah!

Let’s face it, you’ve probably read enough about Deadpool as it is. But I’m selfish and I will elaborate on why I know this is the best Marvel movie yet. 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

The Martian

Martian, TheDirector: Ridley Scott
Run Time: 2h 24m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 5.0

If asked to describe The Martian in one word it would be hard to choose between either “smart” or simply “yes”. Either is fitting. Both are accurate. Continue reading

Meru

MeruDirectors: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Run Time: 1h 27m
MPAA: R
Stars: 5.0

There are those who walk among us that have heart and dedication that’s unfathomable to a normal human being. Then there are those like Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk who take it to the next level. Literally. Continue reading