Kong: Skull Island

Kong - Skull IslandDirector: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Run Time: 1h 58m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.0

Strap in for a wild ride through a treacherous jungle ruled by a giant ape. Kong: Skull Island is a helluva fun monster movie! Continue reading

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango FoxtrotDirectors: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
Run Time: 1h 52m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is like that one scatterbrained friend we all have. She means well and she’s pretty fun, but she’s way too flustered and messy so you only understand her about half the time. 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

Trainwreck

TrainwreckDirector: Judd Apatow
Run Time: 2h 5m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.5

I have only recently discovered Amy Schumer, but I am so glad that I did. She is hilarious and isn’t afraid to make fun of anyone or anything. Her approach to comedy is nothing short of superb. So when I heard she wrote and is starring in a movie, I was on board. While I share in the common opinion that Trainwreck is a descent movie, I seem to have the opposite reasoning. Allow me to explain. Continue reading