Shortcomings: Randall Park Shows Directorial Talent (Sundance Review)

  Someday, Randall Park is going to make a great movie. You can feel his smarts clearly as you watch Shortcomings, his directorial debut which premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Alas, today is not that day. It’s a film that feels fueled by good ideas and noble intentions […]

Vengeance: BJ Novak’s Magnum Opus (Review)

When I was a teenager I once remarked to my older brother, who for as long as I can remember has shaped the way I think about subjects ranging from sports to serious world issues, that I thought it was incredible that Weezer came out of the gate with their fantastic self-titled debut album (known […]

Honor Society: When Subverting Expectations Goes Right (Review)

Honor (Angourie Rice, Spider-Man: Far From Home) has it all figured out: high school friendships are superficial, her parents’ relationship is loveless and merely bound together by her existence, and anyone still in her small town is stuck there because of their own shortcomings. Honor does not want to be another statistic, so from her […]

DC League of Super-Pets: A Fun Family Friendly Adventure (Review)

Existential Crises happen at the funniest times. As I, one of four people in the movie theater on this particular Friday afternoon, sat in my assigned leather recliner chair patiently waiting for DC League of Super-Pets, a thought crossed my mind; “have we gone too far?” I have already paid to see my fair share […]

Nope: A Takedown of Influencer Culture (Review)

On New Years Eve in 2017, former social media influencer/semi-professional boxer and current WWE superstar Logan Paul visited Aokigahara near the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, also unflatteringly known as “suicide forest”. There, he, camping with a few friends, found a recently deceased corpse and decided to film it to upload for his many […]

“Cha Cha Real Smooth” succeeds in capturing human connection (Review)

Take a trip back to 8th grade with me. You’re a wallflower staring out at a sea of your peers, many of them far more bold than you would ever dare to be. Remember the anxiety and the excitement. The whole world was in front of you filled with seemingly infinite possibilities. In Cooper Raiff’s […]

“Lightyear” Soars When It Escapes the IP Shackles (Review)

It’s hard to escape the cynical genesis of this movie. Confusingly branded from the jump (voice actor Chris Evans once tweeted that it was about the human man upon whom the Buzz Lightyear toy was based), and the final explanation – that the film is the movie that blew Andy’s mind and inspired his desire […]