Director J.D. Dillard adapted Adam Makos’s novel Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, based on an incredible true story, into the feature film Devotion starring Jonathan Majors as Jesse Brown, the first Black Navy Aviator, and Glen… Read More ›
“Top Gun: Maverick” delivers on just about every level imaginable and then exceeds it: plus ultra.
As more and more legacy sequels release due to studios mining their IPs for anything they think will resonate with audiences off the name alone, a follow-up to director Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986) seemed all the more inevitable each… Read More ›
The performances within novel adaptation “Devotion” will ensnare your heart. [Film Fest 919]
I think we should get an ugly little detail out of the way so we don’t have to mention it again in this review as it’s a rather unfair talking point, but one that I do believe deserves touching on…. Read More ›
Strap in, Ghostrider. “Top Gun: Maverick” is a blockbuster film in every fiber of its being.
I would like to make an illicit confession to you, dear reader: I do not particularly care for Tony Scott’s 1986 film Top Gun. I don’t hate it, or even actively dislike it, but I certainly view the film in… Read More ›
In need of a date night? Don’t wait, “Set It Up”.
Netflix’s latest original feature isn’t going to blow the doors off your house, but that’s not what it’s geared for. Instead, Set It Up is a silly, light-hearted, rom-com that’ll take you on an amusing ride all the way to… Read More ›
“Hidden Figures” inspires hope for the future by revisiting the past.
An alternate version of this review, originally published for CLTure, was posted on their site on January 4th, 2017. When 20th Century Fox dropped the first trailer for Hidden Figures on August 14th, the Internet exploded after watching the jaunty first glimpse of director Theodore Melfi’s… Read More ›
Embrace Your Inner Strange: Everybody Wants Some!! Review
From the mind of Waking Life, the Sunrise trilogy, and Dazed and Confused comes writer/director Richard Linklater’s newest, Everybody Wants Some!!, out nationwide this Friday, April 22nd. Billed as the “spiritual sequel” to the 1993 classic Dazed and Confused, Everybody… Read More ›