Movie Review – Us – Tons of Symbolism, Creepy, and a Great Time at the Movies

I’m by no means a lover of horror movies anymore, but when Jordan Peele writes one, you can’t help but wonder what it will be like. His freshman movie, Get Out, was creepy enough to motivate me to see more from him. Us didn’t let me down. It’s a little hard to write specifics about …

Movie Review – Five Feet Apart – Sweet, but just too depressing

Yeah, yeah, it’s sweet and touching, but why would anyone subject themselves to a movie like this if they had a choice? I don’t like dramas, because I don’t like watching people suffer and die. Not my kind of film, and I’m annoyed at the entire enterprise. Can I recommend it? No. I just don’t …

Movie Review – Fighting with My Family – Pleasant, Non-Demanding Fun

Fighting with my Family is a pleasant little true-life-based sporting movie leaving you feeling a little happier than when you went in. It’s not about Earth-shattering events or anything particularly profound for humanity, and it doesn’t need to be. It’s a small and surprisingly charming story: a young woman gets plucked out of obscurity in …

Movie Review – Run the Race – Faith-Based but Sad

As is my usual, I’ll address the target audience first. Run the Race has all the ingredients needed for a faith-based movie — a loss of faith, a terrible tragedy, hope, and renewal. Christians of all denominations will be satisfied, and happy with the outcome. (Does anyone write a faith-based movie where God doesn’t prevail?) …

Movie Review – Alita: Battle Angel – Lighter, more Enjoyable than Ghost in the Shell

  Alita: Battle Angel is a sort of YA version of Ghost in the Shell, and I’m not exactly thrilled to see the same thing re-done in so short a period of time. At least this one was more enjoyable, with better humor, more likable characters, and a universe that might be more interesting to …