The Good, The Bad, The Weird

In 1930’s Manchuria, three Korean gunslingers cross paths in a bloody vendetta over a treasure map containing the location of a lost fortune. The HighsThis film is fun in every sense of the word. The beginning sequence on the train is perhaps one of the most exciting, enthralling openings to any film I’ve ever seen. I…

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Following the events of the previous film, the monster hunting organization known as Monarch have located and secured at least 17 different titans across the planet. A shadowy and nefarious plan to release all of the monsters leaves the fate of Earth hanging by a thread and, once again, Godzilla comes forth to restore the balance….

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Evil has awoken once more, and the Dark Lord Sauron is searching relentlessly for the Ring of Power. After receiving information that the mysterious heirloom in his possession is actually the One Ring, Frodo (Elijah Wood) leaves his home to keep it safe from the wicked servants of Sauron. Along the way, a company of…

The Big Lebowski

Jeff Lebowski, better known as “The Dude” (Jeff Bridges), is confused for another man of the same name that happens to be a millionaire. A series of ridiculous events ensue, but The Dude just wants restitution for his ruined rug, man. It goes without saying that The Big Lebowski is hilarious. The cinematography is incredible and the soundtrack…

In the Mouth of Madness

What is reality? I have said it a few times while reviewing films, and I’ll say it again here: I love Lovecraft. I love the grotesque, the unknown, the mystery and disturbing reality beyond human perception. In the Mouth of Madness is one of the few films I’ve seen that truly captures H.P. Lovecraft’s vision. John Carpenter…

Gladiator

What we do in life echoes in eternity. Where to begin? Gladiator is a masterpiece of cinema, the likes of which has rarely been replicated. That opening scene of Maximus (Russell Crowe) walking through the fields of wheat gets me every time, as I remember what is to come at the end of the film. The cinematography…

Train to Busan

I will begin this review by stating that I’m not a huge fan of zombie films. I find most of them to be empty, soulless gorefests that exist for the sole purpose of watching zombies kill people and vice versa. That said, I was pleasantly surprised by Train to Busan. Where most zombie films feature empty characters…

No Country for Old Men

You can’t stop what’s coming. No Country for Old Men is not just a modern Western. Sure, on the surface it’s a tense story of unrepentant violence. Even in that respect, it is fantastic. The performances and the cinematography alone would make this film incredible. But there is more. No Country for Old Men depicts a changing world….

Se7en

Sin. It is everywhere, and everyone is doing it, and no one cares. New York City is the inferno, and John Doe (Kevin Spacey) is intent on eradicating the deadly sins that plague it. Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Mills (Brad Pitt) descend through the levels of hell, chasing their prey. The climax in the Ninth Circle…

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a perfect example of why I love films. This movie is beautiful in every aspect. The cinematography, the soundtrack, the visuals, the performances. Blade Runner 2049 is more than just a film, it is art perfected. I liked the original Blade Runner, but I had some issues with it. The characters weren’t multidimensional,…