“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”
Linkletter does it again. In this college baseball movie, there is little college or baseball involved in Everybody Wants some.The spitural successor to Dazed and confused feels just like we left the boys like Pink,Mitch, and Wooderson and followed them into their college days. A movie about finding yourself is just as much part Dazed and Confused as it is part Boyhood. With rapid fire jokes and machine gun dialogue that linkletter is famous for, Everybody Wants Some uses sex, beer, and baseball to deliver a great movie and throwback to what Linkletter does best, nostalgia and the feeling of a reality in a picture. The ensemble cast is the movie’s real gem. Headlined by Blake Jenner and including Wyatt Russel simpler killls their lines and the chemistry between the boys never misses a beat.The soundtrack is just as good as Dazed and Confused. 4/5
2/5- Tim Burton strikes out again. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is not one of the better films from 2016. Full of plot holes and a less than interesting story about diversity while not having any real diversity in the film. Tim Burton’s latest fails to deliver where most of his other films do. He tries the weird out again while relying on outdated fx. I wouldn’t recommend watching this X-Men rehash.
Remeber is the geriatric Memento. An elderly man with dementia must complete his promise to his wife to kill the man who murdered his and his friends families, while they were prisoners in Auschwitz during Nazi WWII. Remeber has twists and turns like any great thriller. The story, while not entirely original proves to be enjoyable and very captivating. Remeber is steaming on Amazon prime video so watch it today !- 3.5/5 is
One of this year’s most real and terrifying films I saw all year. Krisha was a low budget film made in the director’s, Trey Edward Shults, house. Made for around 100,000 dollars, this March release was a traumatizing look into addition and the struggle of family and acceptance. The film is a horror film at its core. Krisha unravels more and more as she deals with her family she has worked so hard to push away. Krisha is streaming in Amazon now ! Check it out. 4/5
Nicolas Winding Refen’s modern day fairy tale, The Neon Demon is truly one of this year’s most ambitious and most beautifully shot films. The cinematography is stunning. The shots he achieves are gorgeous and horrifyingly all wrapped up in this two hour drama. The film is at its core about how innocence and beauty are consumed by ambition and narcissism. 4/5
Hidden Figures is a film that does everything a film needs to do right, except innovate or revolutionize film. These are not bad or even nessasary with these type of films. Hidden Figures cast and great moments hold up this film. I love films where I learn something new or see a story I had never heard, and Hidden Figures did just that ! Solid film go check it out if you have a chance.
“You say romantic like it is a bad thing.” One of the most beautiful and best sensory experiences I have ever felt. Damian Chazelle provides us with this year’s best made film. The sheer amount of joy and pleasure I felt was unbelievable while watching La La Land. My foot tapped throughout and a smile almost never left my face. The performances were raw and felt real, while the callbacks to classic cinema and old school Hollywood were the exact nostalgia trip I needed to remind me why I and many others love film. 5/5
Fences by Denzel Washington is one of the better flicks you can watch this year. His performance as Troy Maxson is invigorating. It’s Denzel in his prime again delivering that fire and passion that he does best. He has some absolutely incredible monologues that remind me of why I love Washington as an actor. This film has some of the best performances of the year. Check it out while it’s still in theaters if you have the chance. It should be up for multiple Oscars this year ! 4/5
Eli Roth’s first big picture, that got him into the game of horror is a fun little flick. All the classic genre tropes of horror are there teens, drugs, sex, and lots of killing! Basic premise of Cabin Fever is a group of young people go camping and find themselves attacked by unknown forces. Check this one out foe some good effects, laughs, and some genuinely great scenes by Eli Roth! 3/5