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)”

Arrival (2016)

Arrival is a high concept sci-fi movie about a professional linguist who is recruited to communicate with mysterious aliens that suddenly appear on Earth. The premise may sound straightforward, but I promise you it’s anything but! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Arrival… Pros: Firstly, Amy Adams’ performance is nothing short of brilliant, andContinue reading “Arrival (2016)”

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

A Quiet Place Part II is the follow up to John Krasinski’s breakout horror hit: A Quiet Place. The sequel not only shows us how the Abbott family wields their newly acquired weapon, but it also gives us a glimpse at Day 1 of the monster’s arrival! Let’s consider the pros and cons of AContinue reading “A Quiet Place Part II (2020)”

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place is a horror film about a family forced to live in silence, due to lurking monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing! John Krasinski stars alongside Emily Blunt in this thrilling post apocalyptic story. Let’s consider the pros and cons of A Quiet Place… Pros: The two things this movie nails are sound design andContinue reading “A Quiet Place (2018)”

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)”

Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill is romantic comedy about a humble bookshop owner who is swept off his feet by a famous celebrity. It’s anything but your typical relationship, although it does have it’s ups and downs. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Notting Hill… Pros: Firstly, it’s hard to find a bad Hugh Grant performance inContinue reading “Notting Hill (1999)”

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)”

Mank (2020)

Mank follows critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane. With extraordinary talent both on screen and behind the camera, it’s no wonder this movie racked up an impressive ten Oscar nominations, winning in two categories! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Mank… Pros: Firstly,Continue reading “Mank (2020)”

Nomadland (2020)

Nomadland gives us an in depth look at nomadic life in the American Midwest. Francis McDormand and David Strathairn are the only actors, with real nomads making up the rest of the cast. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Nomadland… Pros: This is an amazingly real film, skirting the line somewhere between documentary andContinue reading “Nomadland (2020)”