Film Review: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

★★★★★ The Mitchells vs The Machines employs a successful formula right out of the gate: the new Sony Animation adventure/comedy is engaging and insightful well before the robots enter the picture. It molds a family unit that’s virtually impossible not to fall in love with. Moreover, its world is so energetic and colorful that The … Continue reading Film Review: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Film Review: Thunder Force

★★ Thunder Force, the fifth cinematic collaboration between Ben Falcone and his wife Melissa McCarthy, tries hard to pass for light superhero fluff. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is somehow roped into this crazy universe. Spencer and McCarthy shine together; however, I wish their characters had been even more polar opposite. The superhero spoof angle never digs … Continue reading Film Review: Thunder Force

Film Review: I Care A Lot

★★★★★ If you thought Rosamund Pike couldn’t get any crazier after her completely unhinged performance in 2014’s Gone Girl, think again. I Care a Lot is my favorite film I’ve seen from Pike’s filmography, a dark and gutsy cat-and-mouse thriller where the leverage is our healthcare system itself. The commentary never feels heavy-handed or exploitative, … Continue reading Film Review: I Care A Lot

Film Review: To All The Boys: Always and Forever

★★★ As the third film in an admittedly pretty great Netflix romantic comedy trilogy, To All The Boys: Always and Forever does a good job of bringing things full circle and providing an ending for our characters while still leaving the door slightly ajar in case they want to continue this series in the future. … Continue reading Film Review: To All The Boys: Always and Forever