How to Build a Girl Review: Beanie Feldstein Is Exuberant in a Coming-Of-Age Tale That’s Flattened By Its Message

How To Build A Girl Review

Based on the best selling semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Caitlin Moran, director Coky Giedroyc, mostly known for her work in television, brings How to Build a Girl to screen. It’s the story of Johanna Morrigan, a British teenager growing up in 1990s Wolverhampton who reinvents herself as

Beastie Boys Story Documentary Review

Beastie Boys Story

I had the opportunity to watch Apple TV+ new documentary Beastie Boys Story. The documentary covers one of the highest-selling rap bands in the early 90s but most importantly the 40-year friendship between the members of Beastie Boys. Directed by Academy Award winner Spike Jonze, this live documentary voiced by

Sergio Review: Wagner Moura And Ana De Armas Can’t Save This Messy, Shallow Biopic

Sergio review

They really should have stopped making biopics after Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, the 2007 satirical music biopic, pulled back the curtain to reveal and make fun of all the tropes and clichés of the biopic movie. Netflix’s newest movie, Sergio, tries to get ahead of the tropes by

Tigertail Review: Alan Yang Extols the Asian-American Immigrant Story as Rightfully Universal and Poignant

Tigertail Review

Who is this child running across a field? He is Grover or Pin-Jui. He’s a Taiwanese boy living with his grandmother, after his father’s death, while his mother looks for work. And he’s alone. Tigertail, the story of this boy, marks the feature directorial debut for the Master of None

Sundance Review: Nine Days Is Heartfelt In Its Every Beating Minute          

Nine Days Movie Review

Off in the desolate plains lies a simple wooden pitched-roof house. It’s Norman Rockwell warm; it’s a coziness, unlike a John Steinbeck novel. Inside, an imposing Black man with circled-rimmed glasses and suspenders sits. He watches a wall of televisions stacked on top of each other in rows and columns,

The Banker Movie Review: A Timely Yet Necessary Film

The Banker Movie Review

I had the pleasure of attending the Memphis, TN premiere of the Apple TV+ original film The Banker starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, and Nia Long. The film is inspired by the true events of Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie), and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who were

‘My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising’ Encapsulates Everything That Makes The Anime Great, And Everything Bad With Movies Based On Anime Shows [Review]

my hero academia heroes rising

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular ongoing anime shows, and it’s easy to see why. The show appeals not only to anime fans, but to superhero fans (of which there are a ton today) by presenting a world where 80% of the world population has superpowers, or

Avengers: Endgame Movie Review: A Satisfying Payoff For Fans And Our Hereos

Avengers: Endgame

The time is finally here for the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's phase 3 with Avengers: Endgame. Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel to check out my thoughts on the film. Movie Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe

Netflix’s Someone Great Provides A Fresh Take On Romantic Comedies

Someone Great

Netflix has just premiered their latest film, Someone Great which is providing a new take on romantic comedies. Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel to check out my thoughts on the film. Movie Synopsis:  Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic

The Girl in the Spider’s Web Movie Review

The Girl in the Spider's Web Review

The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story is Fede Alvarez's new movie installment based on Steig Larson's Millenium series.  This film is based on the fourth novel written by David Lagercrantz who took over the series after Larson's sudden death in 2004. Many have claimed the later

Black Panther Movie Review

Black Panther

Last night still feels like a dream finally come true. I cannot believe that after over a year and a half of anticipation I finally saw Marvel's Black Panther, and it did not disappoint. This film takes place after the unfortunate death of King T'Chaka (John Kani), which we saw