Toy Story 4 is what many critics and fans alike called unneeded, but wow did it hold up and become a great film and one of the best installments of the franchise yet! A film about parenthood, letting go, and the realization of life in itself and how we aren’t always exactly what we seem to be. I thought Toy Story 4 had great parts. Part horror and comedy, A character named Forky is introduced and is basically A Frankenstein like creation by God herself, Bonnie. The film also features many other horrific imagery such as Gabby- Gabby and the creepy ventriquist doll Vincent. The film is a must watch for Toy Story fanatics and lovers of film alike!
Easily the most bizarre film of 2019! Steven Knight’s Serenity starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. The movie has some insane and jarring scenes along with one of the most outta left field endings and second half’s you will see this year, I’m sure.
The movie has a pretty solid start and leans on noir tropes and has some great shots and camera work. The acting is top notch, as it should be with multiple academy award winners and nominees.
This is where the praise ends though. Serenity is not good, but entertaining none the less and totally worth you’re price of admission!
This movie is tough tot talk about without spoiling anything too massive.
Best performances males in 2018( That I Saw)
Daniel Kaluuya widows
Micheal b Jordan Black Panther
Brandy Jandreau The Rider
Ethan Hawke First Reformed
Christian Bale Vice
Bradley Cooper A Star is Born
John David Washington BlacKkKlansman
Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman
Ben Foster Leave No Trace
Daveed Diggs Blindspotting
Annabelle Creation was pretty fun. The theater I saw it in was packed for the Thursday night showing. The crowd was excited and scared pretty easily. These are great experiences for the theater going experience that you cant always get at home.
Now the movie itself has rapid fire scares over it’s two hour runtime. The scares mostly consist of jump and audible scares, but Annabelle sneaks a few true terror scenes in from time to time. I enjoyed this enough to justify seeing it in theaters and would give Annabelle Creations 3/5.
Over the last two weeks I embarked on the pleasure to marathon the entire Coen Bros. directorial filmography. The Brothers Coen, are some of my favorite filmmakers around.
My rankings for the complete Coen Filmography.
- No Country for Old Men
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- The Big Lebowski
- True Grit
- Barton Fink
- O’ Brother Where Art Thou
- Hail Caesar
- A Serious Man
- Blood Simple
- The Man Who Wasn’t There
- Raising Arizona
- Burn After Reading
- The Hudsucker Proxy
- Intolerable Cruelty
- Millers Crossing
- The Lady Killers
The Dark Tower is not as bad as the reviews are saying, but it is not good by an means at all. I liked Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey quite a bit at times, but the overall story is confusing for fans of The Dark Tower books and non fans alike. The movie is entertaining and has good parts, such as the two leads and some of the action scenes.I’m glad it was 95 minutes. 2.5/5 stars
The Birth of a Nation was as powerful as it was a great film. Writer, director, producer, and actor Nate Parker has made the best film of the year and I encourage all fans of film or great story telling to go see the film in cinemas. At times the movie reminds me of a Terrence Malick film with the beauty of the hairs and imagery. It will be a shame if Nate Parker does not receive some recognition at this year’s Oscars for multiple roles durring the production of this fine film.
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