“Manchester by the Sea”: Touching yet underwhelming

“Manchester by the Sea”: Touching yet underwhelming

Manchester by the Sea has been nominated 227 times for various awards, holds a 96 percent rating, and won two Oscars. As a result, I went into the movie with high expectations. Although I ended up being slightly underwhelmed by it, I still consider it a great movie. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester […]

“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 […]