Category Archives: Film

Rocketman – Film Review

“My name is Elton Hercules John, and I’m an alcoholic, and a cocaine addict, and a sex addict, and a…” The list continues, including, but not limited to, addictions to prescription drugs, weed, and a problem with bulimia. Plus, there’s the issue of shopping. He just can’t stop. And at this point in his life, […]

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Film Review

When a film leaves no impact, then a few years later a sequel follows, playing catch up while you watch can be difficult; you’re never quite sure what the characters are talking about. In the new early summer release, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a sequel to the 2014 adventure called simply Godzilla, things are […]

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Aladdin – Film Review

Just weeks after the release of Dumbo, the trend of raiding the Disney vaults, not for home video but for the reworking of classic animated features into a series of new live-action adventures, continues ever onward. After what seemed an interminable length of hearing complaints, rumors, cultural casting conflicts, and required lyric changes from the […]

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The Souvenir – Film Review

The more you’re aware of the technique, the more you can appreciate writer/director Joanna Hogg’s new English drama, The Souvenir. The film’s title is based on Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s 18th-century painting of the same name. It depicts a young woman carving the initials of her love onto the bark of a tree. The woman is thought to […]

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Booksmart – Film Review

Every new generation has its coming-of-age big screen favorite. The last few years alone have produced a slew of quality features: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), and the excellent Lady Bird (2017) to name but three. But once time has passed and home viewing is in […]

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A Dog’s Journey – Film Review

Not to be confused with the recent A Dog’s Way Home, which isn’t difficult considering it comes from a book written by the same author, A Dog’s Journey is the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. The titles are interchangeable. In 2017’s Purpose, the dog named Bailey journeyed through four lives due to reincarnation until he […]

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