Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R) ★★½ by J. DeLong

Sicario: Day of the Soldado – Too Soon

When Sicario came out in the fall of 2015, it was a critical and commercial success with outstanding performances and a visual flair from the filmmakers. The … Read more

Annihilation (R) ★★★

Although a Box Office Disappointment, Annihilation is Worth Renting

If you missed Annihilation when it hit theaters in February, you are not alone. The sci-fi / horror flick came out at the same time that … Read more

Set It Up (TV-14) ★★★

Netflix Sets Itself Up for a Future in Rom-Coms

It seems as though finding a healthy work-life balance is a struggle for many Americans these days. People are constantly on the go and connected to … Read more

Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) ★★★½ by J. DeLong

Avengers: Infinity Wars Sets New Bar for Superhero Spectacles

To call the film, Avengers: Infinity War a blockbuster movie is frankly an understatement at this point. The movie reportedly cost $300 million to make, which … Read more

Isle of Dogs (PG-13) ★★★

Isle of Dogs is a Treat for Audiences 

When people go to see a Wes Anderson film there are a few things they come to expect – clever dialogue, ornate sets, and scenes, and…at some … Read more

Hostiles (R) ★★½

Western Film Goes South

During the settling of this country, American Indians were often described as “savages” based on their fearsome reputation. While this connotation certainly struck fear in many, in reality, atrocities were committed … Read more

The Shape of Water (R) ★★★

With 13 Nominations “The Shape of Water” Makes An Oscar Splash

Conventional wisdom tells us monsters are bad. They are strange, terrifying and are typically the villains of stories. This is not how Guillermo Del … Read more

Phantom Thread (R) ★★★

Daniel Day-Lewis’s Final Curtain Call

Daniel Day-Lewis is generally considered the greatest actor of his generation and some consider Paul Thomas Anderson to be the greatest director of his generation. When these two collaborated ten … Read more

Molly’s Game (R) ★★★

Try Your Hand at Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game is the true story of the rise, fall and redemption of Molly Bloom, who by the age of 26 was dubbed the “Poker Princess” for organizing high-stakes … Read more

The Post (PG-13) ★★★

The Post Defends the Freedom of the Press

Although people rail against journalists and media for having bias, leaking stories, or disseminating fake news, it’s hard to imagine a democracy without the press working to … Read more

I, Tonya (R) ★★★½

“I, Tonya” Ranks High on the Scale

Olympic figure skater, Tonya Harding, was one of the most hated people in America in the early 90s due to one of the most astonishing scandals in sports. … Read more

Marshall (PG-13) ★★★

Marshall: Educational & Entertaining

Fast-rising actor, Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, 2017), sure has his historical portrayals down. After playing baseball great, Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013) and musician James Brown in … Read more

Blade Runner 2049 (R) ★★½

Visually Stunning, but a Long Time Running 

The original Blade Runner, released in 1982, was a groundbreaking film that masterfully weaved elements from science fiction, detective stories, and even philosophy. It is considered a … Read more

Ingrid Goes West (R) ★★★

Narcissism at Its Finest

Social media outlets like Instagram and Facebook can be a great way to stay in touch with people and share experiences with friends and family (and strangers). Social media can also … Read more

Detroit (R) ★★★

Detroit: When 1967 Meets 2017

When most people talk about the civil rights movement, they are usually referring to the work of activists to counter racism in the South. But African-Americans didn’t face injustice solely … Read more

Atomic Blonde (R) ★★★

Atomic Blonde Provides Explosive Action This Summer

Charlize Theron, may be an Oscar-winning actress, but she might be better known as an action star with her recent performances in The Fate of the Furious and … Read more

Dunkirk (PG-13) ★★★★

A Masterpiece on All Fronts

The Battle of Dunkirk is not as well known to average Americans compared to other WWII battles such as D-Day or the Battle of the Bulge. That is probably because … Read more

The Big Sick (R) ★★★★

 “The Big Sick” Will Cure the Blockbuster Overload This Summer

Many romantic comedy films can be fairly sappy with the main crisis being some variant of “will they or won’t they.” In fact, it’s pretty … Read more

The Hero (R) ★★½

The Hero Cannot Save the Day  

The pursuit of professional success often comes with a cost. This is a lesson that many people only realize when they look back on their lives and realize … Read more

The Promise (PG-13) ★★★

The Promise Fails to Deliver

The Armenian Genocide is one of the most tragic stories of the 20th century as the Turks massacred an estimated 1 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. The systematic … Read more

Table 19 (PG-13) ★★

Table This Film…For Good

Have you ever attended a wedding and ended up wanting to crawl into a hole because you were seated at a table with complete strangers? Despite the initial awkwardness, these situations … Read more

Get Out (R) ★★★½

Get Out and See this Film

You cannot always judge a book by its cover. Similarly, you shouldn’t judge a movie by its trailer. These words of wisdom are especially true for the film Get Read more

Silence (R) ★★★★

Have Faith in Silence

For living legend Martin Scorsese, who spent nearly 30 years trying to get this film made and even contemplated joining the priesthood, it would be an understatement to call Silence a … Read more

Julieta (R) ★★★½

A Mother and Child Reunion?

With the slew of super hero mega films, book to film adaptations and unoriginal American pictures that hope the star power will singlehandedly carry the film, foreign films are often … Read more