Film Review: John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ delivers a suspenseful, innovative thriller

John Krasinski is best known for his comedic chops in “The Office,” but what you may not know is that he’s also building up a resume as a director. With “A Quiet Place,” his third feature film, Krasinski offers a simple, yet utterly thrilling spin on the well-trodden horror genre, proving that he’s a filmmaker … More Film Review: John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ delivers a suspenseful, innovative thriller

Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a fun ride but lacks depth

Steven Spielberg is back in the directorial chair for his latest film, “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name. Set in the near-future, the film follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), an 18-year-old who lives in “The Stacks,” a slum in Columbus, Ohio. His only escape from the dreary real world … More Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a fun ride but lacks depth

Film Review: ‘Love, Simon’ aims for the heart and succeeds

“Love, Simon” follows the story of Simon Spiers (Nick Robinson). He’s your average 17-year-old trying to navigate his way through high school, but he lives with a “huge-ass secret” — he’s never revealed to anyone that he’s gay. When someone who goes by the name “Blue” posts an online confession that he is gay, Simon … More Film Review: ‘Love, Simon’ aims for the heart and succeeds

2018 Oscar Predictions

The best time of the year has arrived: Oscar season. With the nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards being announced tomorrow, I decided to share my own predictions for the six major categories — Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress/Actor and Best Supporting Actress/Actor — and break down my thoughts about this year’s race. Best … More 2018 Oscar Predictions

Film Review: ‘I, Tonya’ is a character study that presents a different side of Tonya Harding’s infamous story

There are always three sides to any story: Person A’s side, Person B’s and what actually happened. We rarely get the last one, so we have to settle for the other two and decide for ourselves what we believe is the truth. To that end, the film “I, Tonya,” which recounts the story of the … More Film Review: ‘I, Tonya’ is a character study that presents a different side of Tonya Harding’s infamous story

Film Review: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ presents a high-stakes, character-driven story with plenty of pay-offs.

I don’t know much about poker — I have to be retaught it every time I try to play — but what I do know is that there are a lot of chips, dollars and high stakes involved. That last factor takes on a greater meaning in Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” based on the true … More Film Review: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ presents a high-stakes, character-driven story with plenty of pay-offs.

The Year in Review: Top 10 Films of 2017

2017 has been an excellent year in film, offering a combination of new franchise installments that enriched what came before and original films that challenge genre norms through innovative storytelling. There were inevitably films that I missed, but many of the ones I saw this year inspired me both as a writer and film fan. While it was difficult to narrow down and rank my favorites of this year, I put together a list of what I believe to be the best films of 2017. … More The Year in Review: Top 10 Films of 2017