Tag Archives: Four and a Half Stars

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Review

MINOR SPOILERS Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner isn’t quite what one might expect it to be.  At first glance, it seems to be the story of a white girl (Joanna) who wants to marry an African American, but faces resistance.  There is an element of that.  As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that … Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Review

Baby Driver Review

This is the best film of 2017 I’ve seen so far.  Hands down.  Let’s talk about why. I love it when I see a trailer for an upcoming movie and think, “Oh my gosh – what is this and how was it able to get made in today’s world?”  What puzzled me about the Baby … Continue reading Baby Driver Review

Moonrise Kingdom Review

You know what’s an ugly color?  Yellow.  Yellow is a really sucky color.  It can make a movie look pretty terrible, or at least it’ll make the color scheme seem smelly.  In fact, one of the main reasons I’ve waited so long to watch a Wes Anderson film is that I didn’t think I’d be … Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom Review

Coraline Review

I know everyone who likes Tim Burton and cares about Christmas and animation is supposed to love Nightmare Before Christmas, but I’ve honestly never been a huge fan.  It has positive elements and is very creative, but I find it slow and boring.  I also don’t love the visual style as much as I’d like to … Continue reading Coraline Review

Batman Returns Review

MINOR SPOILERS A few years ago, I was browsing through channels to find something to watch while doing laundry when I put on a marathon of Batman movies on some cable channel, just so I could educate myself about the hero.  It included Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman Begins, and possibly one or two more, … Continue reading Batman Returns Review

What About Bob? Review

I generally try to be a really tough critic.  I never give five stars, and I only give four and a half stars to the movies that grab me in the most intense and personal ways possible or impress me such that I would not object to considering them the greatest films of all time. … Continue reading What About Bob? Review

Carrie (1976) Review

MINOR SPOILER WARNING This is one review that I didn’t think I’d ever be writing.  Some readers may recall the first time I reviewed a Carrie adaptation – when I saw the 2013 Carrie movie – at which point I decided that the original Brian de Palma film was not for me. I was in a place in … Continue reading Carrie (1976) Review