Category: Reviews

REVIEW: American Made

In my opinion, the best movies are the ones that make everything look easy. There are so many supposedly fun, adrenaline-fueled films that run out of steam as they go on, shedding their cohesion and/or entertainment value, and leaving the viewer mildly amused but ultimately dissatisfied. It is a dif...

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REVIEW: Daredevil (2003) – Directors Cut

In light of Marvel’s The Defenders hitting our Netflix queues this weekend, let’s take a look at one of the core members’ first big outing. Daredevil (2003) was directed by Mark Steven Johnson and stars Ben Affleck, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jennifer Garner, and Colin Farrell. This ...

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REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

A year after Pocahontas, Disney released a film with a higher budget that would earn a lower box office return, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Like so many Disney animated features, Hunchback was based on a novel. But this novel was a little different from The Fox and the Hound and Tarzan of the Apes....

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REVIEW: Pocahontas (1995)

Following a period of financial prosperity and critical adoration, Disney released Pocahontas to disappointing box office and critical reception. Artists and storytellers at Disney expected their biggest hit yet, but it wasn’t to be.   Pocahontas tells the fictionalized account of the Powhata...

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REVIEW: The Lion King (1994)

The Disney Renaissance came to a head with 1994’s The Lion King. The past five years had been a time of change and prosperity at the studio after years of financial and critical disappointment; however, nobody had an inkling of The Lion King’s future success. Everyone and their mother has seen a...

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REVIEW: Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

August is commonly known as a dumping ground for the bottom-of-the-barrel movies that won’t get any traction during the higher profile summer months, but I tend to find that there are some gems hidden in the season’s twilight weeks. People seem to be having a great time with Don’t Breathe, whi...

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