Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) written and directed by John Hughes Rating: 3.5 / 4 I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the first time when I was fifteen years old. I loved it. I still love it twenty-seven years later. At the time, the story of three high-school friends who cut class and go […]

Great Directors (2009)

Great Directors (2009) written and directed by Angela Ismailos Rating: 2 / 4 This documentary exploring the art of filmmaking somehow never manages to catch fire, despite interesting interviews with the likes of independent directors such as David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Catherine Breillat, and others. The art-house vibe (complete with classical music) doesn’t help, and […]

The Dirties (2013)

The Dirties (2013) written by Matthew Johnson and Matthew Miller based on a story by Josh Boles directed by Matthew Johnson Rating: 3 / 4 Two high school students, tired of being harassed by a group of bullies called The Dirties, decide to make a film (also called The Dirties) where they can fantasize about […]

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (2011) written by Seth Lockhead and David Farr directed by Joe Wright Rating: 3.5 / 4 Wow. I was under the impression that this would just be a silly way to spend a couple of hours, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Hanna is certainly over the top (CIA agent goes rogue with […]

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler story by Shannon Tindle and Marc Haimes directed by Travis Knight Rating: 4 / 4 Kubo, a one-eyed Japanese boy, spends his days tending to Sariatu, his ailing mother, and playing a magical shamisen through which he tells the adventures of Hanzo, […]

The Thor Trilogy (2011 to 2017)

Thor (2011) written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zach Stentz and Don Payne from a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich based on the Thor comic books by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby directed by Kenneth Branagh Rating: 2 / 4 Thor: The Dark World (2013) written by Christopher Yost, Stephen McFeely […]