First Man Missteps

First Man is a prototype of intense POV filmmaking. Director Damien Chazelle puts the audience in the cockpit, command module, and spacesuit in his portrayal of Neil Armstrong’s career. Despite this adrenalized proximity, First Man has a plodding pace and misuses opportunities for the character exploration necessary for a successful biopic.

BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee’s Retro Modern Double Feature

This review contains spoilers about BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is based on an incredible feat. African-American police officer Ron Stallworth became a Ku Klux Klan member in 1979 to gain intelligence on the organization. The film details these events, but also goes a step further. Director Spike Lee used Stallworth’s story to squeeze two different movies... Continue Reading →

Crazy Rich Asians Review – Romance Without The Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy with a familiar premise. A wedding date meets the family and hijinks ensue. Everything else about the film separates it from your typical romcom: obscene wealth, the makeup of its cast, and the city of Singapore. Despite these intriguing qualities, the film is light on comedy and a disappointment.

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