$10 Dollar Perspective Review

$10 Dollar Perspective Review

This is a new documentary short, about 30 minutes long that is extremely powerful. I love documentaries and they often have the ability to affect you more coarsely than dramatizations. This is a great example of that – right from the start – it moves you… a child dies every 4 seconds – in the time ..

Get Out Review

Get Out Review

RYAN: Get Out is a new horror thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame that bridges cultural boundaries in a genre that I’ve never seen accomplish that before. CAROLINE: Yes, it is both a thriller and a commentary on contemporary racism, and I really dug it. RYAN: And it might ..

The Edge of Seventeen Review

The Edge of Seventeen Review

RYAN: I wasn’t prepared going into this film for how great it was going to be. It’s really a spectacular movie. And it takes a bold movie to open against Fantastic Beasts this weekend, this one is worthy. Granted it is an entirely different genre – this is a dramedy. But it’s the best teen movie since The Perks of ..

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

RYAN: This is a momentous occasion! I remember the crowding sadness after the last Harry Potter film hit theaters; the end of an era – the finite close to the Potter universe. JK Rowling made clear Harry’s story was over… so when Warner Bros. announced Rowling was scripting a new film based on the Wizarding World – ..

Spotlight on Arrival

Spotlight on Arrival

Arrival is one of my favorite films of the year. I tend to jive with sci fi but this one is juicer than most; the script is so brilliant, you have to wonder just how screenwriter Eric Heisserer came up with the device. It’s based on a story by Ted Chiang. And the film’s timeline is ..

Arrival Review

Arrival Review

RYAN: This film is astonishing. It’s like a sequel to one of my all time favorite movies – Contact. I am awestruck by it. I mean, I actually sat in awe of this movie – just enjoying it but then also impressed so much by how savvy the script is. It fully manipulates you in the audience. ..

Doctor Strange Review

Doctor Strange Review

RYAN: I think I have a new favorite superhero! It’s the latest Marvel superhero movie but seems a lot more like a fantasy action film. It somehow folds into the Marvel universe, which we glimpse into in the first of two after credits extra scenes. It’s not funny racy like Deadpool, but has comedic lines. Benedict Cumberbatch ..

Moonlight Review

Moonlight Review

RYAN: I’ve gotta jump on the bandwagon with all the incredible buzz surrounding Moonlight – it’s such a different kind of movie that tells a great story, that I’m happy to join in the chorus singing its praises. CAROLINE: You really can’t turn anywhere in movie circles these days without hearing about this one. I haven’t ..