Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners (2013) written by Aaron Guzikowski directed by Denis Villeneuve Rating: 3 / 4 Perhaps the fact that I’m a father has something to do with it, but I felt particularly gripped by Prisoners, a thriller that essentially asks the question: How far would you go for your children? In the case of Keller Dover […]

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive (2001) written and directed by David Lynch Rating: 3.5 / 4 There’s no easy way to speak about David Lynch’s often inscrutable brand of filmmaking, existing somewhere between the surreal and the darkly absurd. From his feature length debut Eraserhead (1977) to the seminal Blue Velvet (1986) and the groundbreaking TV series Twin […]

Coco (2017)

Coco (2017) written by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich from a story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich and Adrian Molina directed by Lee Unkrich Rating: 3 / 4 In my 2016 review of Kubo and the Two Strings, I mentioned that it was Pixar’s turn to come up with a movie as beautiful […]

Sicario (2015)

Sicario (2015) written by Taylor Sheridan directed by Denis Villeneuve Rating: 3 / 4 There’s a sequence early on in Sicario where a team of FBI and Department of Defense agents go into Juarez, Mexico to extract a drug cartel boss for questioning. As their convoy makes their way back to Texas, it becomes evident […]

The Jurassic Park Films (1993 to 2018)

The Jurassic Park Films (1993 to 2018) written by Michael Crichton, David Koepp, Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, and Colin Trevorrow based on the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton directed by Steven Spielberg, Joe Johnston, Colin Trevorrow, and J.A. Bayona The original version of this review was […]

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) written by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath based on the TV series Teen Titans Go! created by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath Rating: 3 / 4 I’m all for irreverent movies that poke fun at themselves, and even more if […]

Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016) written by Eric Heisserer based on the short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang directed by Denis Villeneuve Rating: 3.5 / 4 Some movies sneak up on you. They wait for the very last moment to show their hands, and by this I don’t mean they throw a twist ending unto […]