PatrickO has written 3 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    On a fall day in 2012 I remember sitting in one of my first college classes waiting for class to begin when I heard from a classmate that Disney had purchased the rights to Lucasfilm and was also going to be making new Star Wars films. Having grown up watching the original trilogy and the prequels (the Star Wars prequels were a big part of my childhood) I was instantly against this. To this day, I consider Star Wars to…

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★★

    You don't necessarily need to have seen The Room (the film made within this film) before seeing this. It might help make some of the film's recreated moments more entertaining but this film's true strength comes from James Franco who shows us why he's truly talented as both the person in front of and behind the camera. Yet, James isn't the only Franco who shines in this film as his younger brother Dave is exceptional as the titular character's friend…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

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

    My second viewing of Lady Bird is one of the best experiences I have had at the movies this year. While I saw this film weeks ago I left puzzled by how it earned a perfect one hundred percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and how it was considered a front runner for Best Picture. At the time I did not think the film was as good as its critical reception and awards season buzz. I went into this film with…