Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A First Step Into a Larger World

This review contains mild spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  If you haven't seen it yet, sorry not sorry.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is Disney and Lucasfilm’s first entry into the promised slate of Star Wars spin-off films, which will eventually include stand-alones focusing on Han Solo and Boba Fett. Cribbed from … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A First Step Into a Larger World

Quick Takes – Arrival, Trolls

Arrival I have been anticipating Arrival since I saw the trailer running before Ghostbusters this summer. It didn’t disappoint. Sicario director Denis Villaneuve’s adaptation of a short story by sci-fi author Ted Chiang is a thoughtful and mature genre piece that delivers on its premise in a way most similar films fail to do. The world has been … Continue reading Quick Takes – Arrival, Trolls

Netflix Pick: Force Majeure

Force Majeure is slow, uneventful, and thoroughly entertaining. Ruben Ostlund's arthouse black comedy is a disaster movie in which the disaster never actually materializes, leaving its characters to deal with a much bigger emotional catastrophe, to both dramatic and humorous results. It's pretty rare to find great foreign films on Netflix, so if you're looking … Continue reading Netflix Pick: Force Majeure