Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Berberian Sound Studio (2012) written and directed by Peter Strickland I checked this one out on the recommendation of a friend, and I’m glad I did so. It’s hard to put into words what Berberian Sound Studio is about, but it is without a doubt one of the most singular experiences I’ve ever had watching […]

A Quiet Place (2018) / Bird Box (2018)

A Quiet Place (2018) written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski from a story by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck directed by John Krasinski Bird Box (2018) written by Eric Heissererz based on the novel Bird Box by Josh Malerman directed by Susanne Bier We’re in the middle of not only a deadly […]

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely based on The Avengers comic books by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo I’ll be the first to admit that the “The Infinity Saga” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, by all intents and […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Star Wars and the “conclusion” of the saga, The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) written by Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams from a story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, J.J. Abrams, and Chris Terrio based on Star Wars characters by George Lucas […]

mother! (2017)

Guest contributor and MiamiArtZine critic Rubén Rosario reviews Darren Aronofsky’s unhinged tale about the torture of creation. mother! (2017) written and directed by Darren Aronofsky A tumultuous maelstrom of biblical proportions and carefully controlled excess, mother! is the kind of auteur-driven provocation destined to be unpacked and dissected like a cinematic Rubik’s Cube. Like the […]

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 Thor: The Dark World (2013) written by Christopher Yost, Stephen McFeely, and Christopher Markus from […]

The Jurassic Park Films (1993 to 2018)

The original version of this review was published in the online magazine Examiner in 2015. 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 […]

Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016) written by Eric Heisserer based on the short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang directed by Denis Villeneuve Movies can 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 the audience. Sure, twist […]