Review: Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman begins with a literal bang, as Elton John (Taron Egerton) slams open the doors into a rehab meeting in a bedazzled, fiery orange devil suit. From that moment on, viewers are taken on a drug-fueled, surrealist journey by director Dexter Fletcher. Unlike its lukewarm predecessor Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), I thoroughly enjoyed watching Egerton and his excellent cast-mates…

Prodigal Daughter (and all that jazz)

Hi everyone! I'm well aware that I haven't updated this blog in a hot second (and by hot second I mean six months). Although I absolutely loved writing the first several posts for this blog, finishing up my master's degree, doing an internship, starting a job hunt, and enjoying my last few months in Paris…

Review: Mortal Engines (2018)

It's a testament to how much I love going to the movies that I'll basically see anything--and I mean anything--which is how I found myself sitting in a very plush Cinemark (the recliners had heaters!) bunkering down for a little over two hours to watch Mortal Engines. Co-written but not directed by Peter Jackson (of Lord of the…

Review: Funny Games (2007)

While weighing whether I would make a trip to the theater to see Lars Von Trier's latest (The House that Jack Built), I came across a review the mentioned Michael Haneke's Funny Games. After reading a short summary of what Funny Games was about and watching its excellent trailer, I decided to skip Von Trier in favor of something…