“Kong: Skull Island”: A fun guilty-pleasure

The MonsterVerse was reborn in 2014 with the release of Godzilla, and if all goes according to plan, the giant reptile will be duking it out with King Kong in a few years. However, a showdown of such magnitude first requires an origin story of the mountainous primate. Hence Kong: Skull Island. Traveling across the […]

“Beauty and the Beast”: Elegant, enchanting, magical

“Beauty and the Beast”: Elegant, enchanting, magical

Disney set a high standard for its live action adaptations after the remakes of The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon. Yet with Beauty and the Beast, it surpasses its merit once again and adds another blockbuster to its library of successes. A live action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated classic, which is an adaptation itself […]

“Arrival”: Intellectual, subtle, impactful

“Arrival”: Intellectual, subtle, impactful

Science fiction movies full of guns and explosions are admittedly not my favorite. However, when a science fiction film based on intellect is released, I’m all eyes and ears. Ergo, when Arrival hit theaters and I heard it is a movie that makes viewers think, I was beyond excited. Written by Eric Heisserer and directed […]

“La La Land”: Fun, emotional, thought-provoking

“La La Land”: Fun, emotional, thought-provoking

The first time I saw La La Land, I walked into the theater having no clue as to what the film is about, who is in it or what my experience would be; I hadn’t seen the trailer beforehand, and aside from hearing some buzz about it from other film critics, I knew practically nothing […]