The Terminal: Spielberg Goes Back To Comedy

The Terminal may not be the top of the line for filmmaker Steven Spielberg but the film still makes for compelling material when viewing. It’s fascinating to watch The Terminal in 2020, over fifteen years following its theatrical release.  So much has and hasn’t changed when it comes to immigration.  Because Krakozhia breaks out into civil war during his flight, the United States no longer recognizes the country.  Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) basically becomes a…

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AFI FEST 2020: Wander Darkly

Sienna Miller delivers one of her finest performances in Wander Darkly but the film’s narrative approach is where viewers might get lost. Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) are in a car accident shortly after the film starts.  Following the accident, the film takes us on a confusing narrative where the two are in a different sort of state.  We’re seeing them through the events of moments the duo shared together at previous points…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Road to IX

Jyn Erso kicks ass in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone anthology film that paves the way for the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This may contain spoilers for Rogue One. Rogue One is the first Star Wars opening crawl to be given a live-action adaptation.  This film did not disappoint at all.  Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) provides the franchise with another strong independent woman.  One that young women can look…

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If Beale Street Could Talk is Beautifully Directed

Beautifully directed, If Beale Street Could Talk is able to raise the bar on what we come to expect from writer-director Barry Jenkins. If you didn’t notice it with Moonlight, Barry Jenkins has a way with telling a story on camera.  If Beale Street Could Talk further enhances his work as a storyteller.  Jenkins puts so much care into the film even if it’s James Baldwin’s words that he adapts on screen.  We especially see…

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Rogue One: Spoiler-Filled Thoughts of Star Wars Prequel

Jyn Erso kicks ass in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone anthology film that paves the way for the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This may contain spoilers for Rogue One. Rogue One is the first Star Wars opening crawl to be given a live-action adaptation.  This film did not disappoint at all.  Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) provides the franchise with another strong independent woman.  One that young women can look…

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