3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3:10 to Yuma is a western about a downtrodden rancher who seizes his opportunity to turn in a notoriously dangerous bandit and save his family’s livelihood. It’s a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, making it the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1953 short story. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “3:10 to Yuma (2007)”

Cruella (2021)

Cruella is the live-action origin story about one of Disney’s most notoriously menacing and fashionable villains. Emma Stone takes up the mantel and goes toe to toe with Emma Thompson in this crime dramedy! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Cruella… Pros: Firstly, the costume design in this movie is appropriately avant-garde. I personallyContinue reading “Cruella (2021)”

Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of the Dead is a Netflix Original written and directed by the one and only Zack Snyder. The story follows a group of mercenaries who are induced into a comically dangerous heist, after a sudden zombie outbreak. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Army of the Dead.. Pros: Firstly, the cinematography in thisContinue reading “Army of the Dead (2021)”

The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection is a gritty crime drama following two cops and the drug bust of a lifetime. The film won five Academy Awards, including best picture, actor and director! Let’s consider the pros and cons of The French Connection… Pros: Firstly, William Friedkin’s direction is nothing short of amazing! The footage is raw andContinue reading “The French Connection (1971)”

I Care a Lot (2020)

I Care a Lot premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year and found it’s home on Netflix in February 2021. The movie is a cynical commentary on the greed that fuels the health and homecare industries. Let’s consider the pros and cons of I Care a Lot… Pros: Rosamund Pike gives anContinue reading “I Care a Lot (2020)”

The White Tiger (2021)

The White Tiger is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name. In this atypical rags to riches story, a poor Indian driver named Balram strives to raise his status in life. However, India’s two caste system makes this dream all but impossible. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The WhiteContinue reading “The White Tiger (2021)”

The Perfect Host (2010)

The Perfect Host follows a bank robber’s desperate attempt to avoid capture by laying low at an unsuspecting homeowner’s address for the evening. The many twists and flashbacks will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat in this contained indie thriller. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This is an independentContinue reading “The Perfect Host (2010)”

Baby’s Day Out (1994)

Baby’s Day Out follows an active toddlers adventure through downtown Chicago after getting kidnapped by 3 terribly inept criminals. Pros: The physical comedy displayed by the klutzy kidnappers is amusing and reminiscent of a modern day Three Stooges. What works best though is the playful score. A reassuring melody that confirms everything is going toContinue reading “Baby’s Day Out (1994)”

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs is generally considered to be one of the greatest suspenseful thrillers in cinema history. A year after it’s February release, it swept the Oscars in the top 5 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Whether you’re fascinated by psychological horror or looking for aContinue reading “The Silence of the Lambs (1991)”

Clue (1985)

Clue has withstood the the test of time as one of the cleverest comedies to ever hit the big screen. Although it was a box office flop upon release, Clue has since turned into a cherished cult classic, and for good reason. It’s certainly a whodunit for the ages! Let’s consider the pros and cons…Continue reading “Clue (1985)”