Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049Director: Denis Villeneuve
Run Time: 2h 44m
MPAA: R
Stars: 4.0

Blade Runner 2049 is a beautiful sci-fi noir that may be long, but intentionally so. Continue reading

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Arrival

arrivalDirector: Denis Villeneuve
Run Time: 1h 56m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

Denis Villeneuve adds to his portfolio another incredibly interesting film. There will be sci-fi fans abound who will fall in love with this movie. My prejudice for the genre — and Arrival‘s particular subgenre — kept me from being completely wowed. Continue reading

The Hateful Eight

Hateful Eight, TheDirector: Quentin Tarantino
Run Time: 2h 47m (mostly)
Rating: R
Stars: 2.5

Quentin Tarantino makes movies for Quentin Tarantino. The fact that he’s his own target audience combined with the understanding that he’s batsh*t crazy makes for one hell of a movie experience. His latest WTF submission: The Hateful Eight. Continue reading

Paper Towns

Paper TownsDirector: Jake Schreier
Run Time: 1h 49m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Just like its source material, Paper Towns is only enjoyable during the road trip. Everything else is as flat as the name suggests. It is only the movie’s lesson that gives it any value. Continue reading

Mr. Holmes

Mr. HomesDirector: Bill Condon
Run Time: 1h 44m
MPAA: PG
Stars: 4.0

Mr. Holmes is a simple film that doesn’t rely on extravagance. Instead it focuses on revealing the man behind the legend and what it looks like when a brilliant mind starts slipping away. It may sound depressing but I assure you, this is a delightful film. Continue reading