Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): One of the Most Disappointing Sequels Ever Made

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A disappointing yet, numbingly enjoyable ride for at least its first two familiarly relapsed acts. One element that can virtually be agreed on by a grand bulk of the Indiana Jones fans and cinephiles alike, is that the writing in this long-awaited follow-up truly b-l-o-w-s. Spielberg’s directing […]

Quickie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A homecoming to the qualities that made Raiders of the Lost Ark such a treasure mingled with a fresh, new surprise. The introduction of the complicated yet, hardy relationship—that of Indy and his father, Henry—makes this continuation rich in value. It makes for not only the funniest Indiana Jones film to […]

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): A Flawed Yet, Refreshing Sophomore Outing

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An imposing adventure flick that’s not as good as I had recalled it to be. Torn down in blues from a practically atrocious first act, it does take some time for the sophomore contestant to evolve due to its darker, unconventional, and paradoxically sillier side of exploring an […]

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): A Timeless Epic That Never Gets Old

People say the perfect adventure movie doesn’t exist. I say shutup. Raiders of the Lost Ark: The quintessential example that practical will always overrule digital. There’s raw, new set-pieces, new action segments, and new stakes in just about every single edging sequence dredged amongst this questful, dirt-trailing animal. Yet, the film can never strike one […]

Spring Breakers (2012): Harmony Korine’s Controversial Experiment

Spring Breakers is a quirky piece of experimental filmmaking that executes its exploits through a perspective that feels sustained under intoxicated circumstances. Distinctive director, Harmony Korine, utilizes peculiar L/J-cuts, glossy, ultraviolet visuals, and a muddled, unwinded narrative to signify these vibes. Korine’s sensual stunt is perhaps, vacant of a clear story, but more so an […]

Shazam! is a Stimulating Revitalization for the DC Universe

After the decent, melancholy—and I suppose—underrated Man of Steel, and after the most spontaneously clustered superhero movie ever contrived Batman V Superman, and after the AWFULLY DISAPPOINTING music video Suicide Squad, and after the overrated but thankfully sufficient Wonder Woman, and after the HEADACHE URGING RUBBISH THAT IS Justice Leauge, and after the shockingly mediocre […]

Chronicling My Love, Death & Robots Binge-watch

Stemming from a zany amalgamation of a Black Mirror conundrum and some dark web hophead’s wet dream, Love, Death & Robots is a psychotic anthology of taboo artistry that further solidifies Netflix as a top-flight label roaming amidst the TV and Movie industry. Despite the show’s glaringly meandering defect—that being its uninterrupted habit to have a […]

Us is Momentous Proof That Jordan Peele Isn’t a One-Hit Wonder in the Horror Department

Oscar-winning comedic and freshly declared horror director Jordan Peele, endows his patriotic followers with his highly anticipated thriller Us: an allegory that accompanies the account of the tormenting of doppelgängers upon a buoyant, middle-class family struggling to bypass their inner-demons. In Peele’s latest attempt to win over audiences of the genre, he gloats audacious twist […]

Quickie: Freaky Friday (2003)

Sure, Freaky Friday is obligatory, serendipitous, and (in an equally perky yet, offensive sort of fashion) conventionally (and racially) stereotypical at times. However, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are radiant in this throughout and undeniably bolster this worn-out film due to their role-reversal enactment. Yeah, it’s goofy early 2000s schlock, but it’s “enjoyable” goofy […]

Quickie: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999)

Ten Paul Thomas Anderson stories for the price of one movie? Deals simply don’t get better than this, folks. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia without any slight hesitations, instantaneously latches its viewers in from the gecko into a practically never-ending climax of coincidence. P.T.A. manifests traumatic scenarios through numerous characters’ perspectives in a fashion that is […]