The Year Ahead: 15 Most Anticipated Films of 2020

Welcome to the ’20s! A new year and a new decade means new movies coming right around the corner. Here are are my 15 most anticipated movies of 2020: Birds of Prey (February 7) Throughout the 2010s, DC comic book adaptations have been inconsistent, but even in at their lowest point with 2016’s Suicide Squad, … More The Year Ahead: 15 Most Anticipated Films of 2020

Film Review: ‘Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker’ misses the mark with a frustrating concluding chapter

When JJ Abrams signed on to direct Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in early 2013, he went in with the intention to craft his signature “mystery box” film and ride off into the Tatooine binary sunset, content with the notion that other creatives would take the time to unravel the story from … More Film Review: ‘Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker’ misses the mark with a frustrating concluding chapter

Reel Talk: Every Live-Action Star Wars Film, Ranked Worst to Best

“Part of the journey is the end” — wait, wrong Disney franchise… “It’s time for Star Wars…to end” — wait, that’s not the line… With the release of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, the Star Wars saga will end…for a third time. In anticipation of the final conclusion of the “Skywalker Saga,” I rewatched … More Reel Talk: Every Live-Action Star Wars Film, Ranked Worst to Best

TV Review: ‘Stranger Things’ packs in the thrills and ’80s nostalgia for a slow-building, emotional third season

After an agonizing year-and-a-half-long wait, Stranger Things Season Three is finally upon us. And, if you’re like me, you finished the entire season in the first 24 hours of its release on Netflix. Let’s unpack what’s up with the Upside Down, Hawkins, Indiana and our favorite group of ‘80s kids. The story picks up in … More TV Review: ‘Stranger Things’ packs in the thrills and ’80s nostalgia for a slow-building, emotional third season

Reel Talk: 2019 Oscar Predictions 

We’ve reached the end of January, which means it’s time for my annual Oscar nomination predictions. Assuming my thoughts are correct, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are poised to announce some interesting nominations — especially for films which may not have received attention in previous years. Without further ado, these are my … More Reel Talk: 2019 Oscar Predictions 

Film Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is an unconventional response to the superhero genre

Why are audiences drawn to superhero movies? What is it about these stories in particular that inspire, provoke or challenge us? With Glass, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan attempts to answer such questions while providing his own spin on the genre. After the surprise reveal at the end of Shyamalan’s Split (2017) that the film exists … More Film Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is an unconventional response to the superhero genre