Provocative and Brutal, ‘A Private War’ Dares Us to Care (ClickTheCity)

I knew I was going to like A Private War but I didn't realize how hard it was going to hit. It was when I looked at the filmography of its director, Matthew Heineman that I realized how his documentary filmmaking background had really helped him capture this story with razor sharp focus.  I didn't feel like…Read more Provocative and Brutal, ‘A Private War’ Dares Us to Care (ClickTheCity)

‘Creed II’ and What Make a Champion (ClickTheCity)

Creed II is amazing. As a sports movie, it breaks out all the stops and hits every narrative beat with an uppercut. But the film is also an engaging human story taking all of its potential energy from Rocky IV and making it explode on screen. And I haven't even seen Rocky IV but the film manages to let…Read more ‘Creed II’ and What Make a Champion (ClickTheCity)

‘Widows’ seamlessly merges the heist movie with a gripping drama about the power of desperate women (ClickTheCity)

Of course they would be selling Widows with the star power of Viola Davis but I honestly came to see it for Eliabeth Debicki. And I was not disappointed. Everyone though was great in it from Collin Farrell to Robert Duvall to Cynthia Erivo and Michelle Rodriguez. It's an explosive movie about crime and drama. It's a…Read more ‘Widows’ seamlessly merges the heist movie with a gripping drama about the power of desperate women (ClickTheCity)

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Delivers Solid Action, a Weak Story, and a Captivating Claire Foy (ClickTheCity)

I really was hoping the best for this. I read the original trilogy by Stieg Larsson and really enjoyed it and enjoyed the two versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for different reasons. And I still haven't gotten enough of Claire Foy yet. Her work in The Crown still sticks with me and I want…Read more ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Delivers Solid Action, a Weak Story, and a Captivating Claire Foy (ClickTheCity)

Despite it’s gorgeous moments, ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ can leave you cold with its tempered restraint (ClickTheCity)

Kung Paano Siya Nawala is a film with a gorgeous concept but because of its execution, it leaves me very cold. It has an amazing hook, a love story about a man suffering from face blindness, who falls in love with a free-spirited girl, whose life has been so touch-and-go that she has a difficult…Read more Despite it’s gorgeous moments, ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ can leave you cold with its tempered restraint (ClickTheCity)

Mayhem, Truth, and Redemption at the Center of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (ClickTheCity)

I came in to this film relatively blind. I saw the trailer but read nothing on Bad Times at the El Royale and I'm glad I didn't learn anything more about it because it held so many surprises that I enjoyed it more because of it. It's the kind of movie where the surprises make…Read more Mayhem, Truth, and Redemption at the Center of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (ClickTheCity)

The Progressive Reimagining of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is a Strange Children’s Film (ClickTheCity)

What a strange film; a Christmas movie released during Halloween with a deliciously twisted sugary performance from Keira Knightley, an underutilized Helen Mirren, and the titular character is not even second lead. This was a very, very strange film that was quite difficult to enjoy. Read my full review: The Progressive Reimagining of 'The Nutcracker and…Read more The Progressive Reimagining of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is a Strange Children’s Film (ClickTheCity)