• Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    Ghostbusters is a film about a group of paranormal scientists opening a ghost catching business and getting way in over their heads. The film is a great sci-fi comedy driven by wonderful performances by Sigourney Weaver, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, and, especially, Bill Murray. Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis also add a lot to the film and I'd be remiss to not mention them in this review. If you've never seen ghostbusters... stop reading now and go watch it.

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  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★★½

    The Raid: Redemption is an action-packed thrill ride and the most violent movie I think I've ever seen. The film is about a group of police officers trapped and hunted in a crime lords building. The plot is secondary to the style and action in this one, but it's for good reason. The raid is a new kind of martial arts film which doesn't pull any punches and leaves you with a sense of excitement at the end.

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  • Bokeh

    Bokeh

    ★★½

    Bokeh is a film about an american couple of a grappling with the aftermath of an apocalypse that occurs while they are vacationing in Iceland. The film is decent but flawed in it's execution someways. Before going further with this review I'll say straight out the most important thing about this movie. This is a hipster movie if there ever was one. I'm reluctant to call it sci-fi either, it's more of a dark fantasy set in modern day. With…

  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

    USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

    The USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is an account of the events that occurred before, during, and after the titular ship was sunk and it's survivor's fought for their lives in shark infested waters of the Pacific. This film is bad and an amazingly poor tribute to the survivors of this incident and they're families. The film fails on many levels which I will outline in my usual three piece format (technical, thematic, entertainment).

    Technically is where this film fails…

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★½

    A Monster Calls is a story about a boy dealing with his mother's imminent death from Cancer. The film is tearjerker but also very genuine and heartfelt. Beautiful Animation and Excellent Performances, especially by the young Lewis MacDougall as the films lead Conor, are the strong points of this fantasy-laden drama. The main points of my criticism are some minor casting flaws, and the length of the piece.

    Technically speaking, the film is gorgeous and at times purposefully drab for…

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    Looking and reviewing this film I need to tell two-stories. You can skip the next two paragraphs if you aren't interested in my dumb anecdotes.

    The first story. In a film class of mine in community college. Before the teacher showed the film he said " I'm going to let those of you know who have never seen this before. Today is the last day of your pre-Robocop lives". A very suitable prelude.

    The Second is more personal. When I…

  • Spectral

    Spectral

    ★★★★

    A fun and well constructed sci-fi action flick very reminiscent of James Cameron's Aliens... except with GHOSTS!!! This film is a great example of how a silly idea can be made into a very fun film. The acting is descent and the characters are likable. The Sci-fi, action tropes in this one may turn off some people but for me they were very much what I expected. What I didn't expect was such good sci-fi concepts in there and a…

  • The Transfiguration

    The Transfiguration

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The transfiguration is an interesting mix of horror and a coming of age story. Wonderful performances all around, a good story, and excellent yet simplistic dialogue are the films strong points. The down side is over-realistic camera work on some scenes, pacing was a bit off, and the ending left a bit to be desired.

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