Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category

  • A Wrinkle In Time Is A Modern-Day Fairy Tale

    I had planned on re-reading A Wrinkle In Time before seeing the new movie, but I couldn’t find my copy. I must have left it at my parents’ house. So I went into the theater last night with only vague recollections of the story that I’d loved so much as a kid, and honestly, that was […]


  • Marvel Cinematic Universe Steps Up Its Game With Black Panther

    Black Panther has managed to do something I never thought possible; it has dethroned Captain America: The Winter Soldier as my favorite movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther is a solid entry to the ever-entwined franchise and a perfect example of how to do a stand-alone film. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy […]


  • ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Sets Pattern in SciFi Franchise

    The Cloverfield Paradox essentially dropped out of nowhere.  And it worked. Many fans of the franchise knew another film was in the works and were aware it was scheduled for some time in February, but with no trailers or promotion of any kind my assumption was that it might get pushed back.  I didn’t expect […]


  • Justice for Jenny Lind

    I recently saw The Greatest Showman, the original movie musical loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. The songs were much better than I was expecting (of course, “This Is Me” did just win a Golden Globe), and I really enjoyed all of the […]




  • The Last Jedi Is Built from What Makes Star Wars Be Star Wars

    There are fans who loved The Last Jedi and fans who aren’t happy with The Last Jedi. That conflict is pretty standard for every Star Wars movie. What’s different this time is the extent of discussion surrounding how The Last Jedi subverts expectations. Writer and director Rian Johnson did go outside the box a little, […]




  • Turns Out “Thor: Ragnarok” is More like “Homecoming” Than “Civil War”

    You’d think a movie about the Goddess of Death setting out to conquer the universe would be dark and angsty. Thor: Ragnarok is anything but. It’s bright and fierce and funny, a solid two hour visual orgy without a single bathroom scene to be found. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s signature is humor laced through deeply emotional action. […]