There are a lot of movies that often seem similar or predictable. The Menu, from its first scene, catches you off guard with its abruptness, settling you into a story that promises to be an interesting ride.
Its cast is perfectly assembled, Ralph Fiennes is unforgettable in this role as renowned Chef Slowik, and Anya-Taylor Joy once again proves that if she’s starring in a project, it has a chance of being really good.
I won’t go into too much detail about this film because it’s best if you don’t know the plot but I will say this; it’s brilliant, so pleasing to watch, and it made me want a cheeseburger.
I’m giving The Menu 4.5 out of 5 stars and a solid 95 out of 100. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.
2022 has been an exciting year if you’re a cinema lover. There have been some disappointments along the way but for the most part, moviemakers have brought their A-game, delivering flicks with a simple promise that should be the basis of all films; entertainment. Movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar, and RRR reminded us of the majesty of cinema, providing experiences audiences will never forget, while other movies like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Everything Everywhere All at Once hit viewers in their emotional cores, reminding us of the power of a great, shockingly human story.
I’ve seen a lot of movies this year. making this the longest year-in-review movie list I’ve ever had to rank, so with no further delay, let’s get to this list.
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Puss in Boots, the lovable musketeer-coded feline scoundrel who appeared for the first time in Shrek 2 is one of my favorite animated characters of all time. When he got his own film in 2011 I went to see it with my family and I enjoyed the heck out of it. I’m happy to say its sequel, The Last Wish, is even better.
There are fun animated movies and then there are animated movies that take you for a ride. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a simple tale laced with stunning animation and a slew of great fairy tale characters that makes this animated film one of the best in recent memory.
But more importantly, it has a terrifying villain. I’m talking genuinely scary. I won’t go into much detail because that would involve the film’s plot but it’s really nice to see an animated villain that strikes fear into my heart again.
Continue reading ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Shows That Dreamworks Is Back, Baby!
Three years ago Knives Out hit theaters around Thanksgiving and it was an instant hit. Daniel Craig starred as a brilliant detective with a distinctly Southern twang, Benoit Blanc, in a murder mystery that was well-written and delivered plenty of twists and turns along the way. When it was announced that there would be a sequel, I was excited but understandably skeptical. Could Rian Johnson do it again?
Could he make another delightfully witty, genuinely shocking whodunnit with a cast of characters we’d never forget? Spoiler alert, he did. In fact, Glass Onion, in my opinion, is better than the original.
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There are great movies that stick with you forever and then there are excellent movies that you watch, forget, and one day remember as a film you really enjoyed. Causeway is the latter.
Continue reading ‘Causeway’: An Engaging One and a Half-Hour of Storytelling
James Cameron has done the seemingly impossible yet again. To this day, nobody does visual effects like Cameron. For three hours straight you’re sitting in a theater staring at the screen gobsmacked by how incredible every single shot is. The water, the creatures, the sweeping and dynamic shots, the action scenes, the
While the film garners an undebatable five stars for visual effects the actual story leaves a lot to be desired.
Its predecessor, Avatar, is a film that came out thirteen years ago and isn’t exactly the most memorable movie ever made. There aren’t any quotes that really stand out and the story is surprisingly forgettable. Because Cameron realizes this, Avatar: The Way of Water is an invisible soft reboot of the first film, introducing new characters who follow jarringly similar story beats to the first movie.
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