Outside the Wire: A Review of the Netflix Film

A not so recent trope that has plagued the film industry is a lack of originality. Of course, plenty of great films exist that are based on novels or short stories, but the rehashing that occurs today is of a different breed and seems to be on the rise. These sequels, spin-offs, and reboots continueContinue reading “Outside the Wire: A Review of the Netflix Film”

Citizen Kane: A Review of the Classic Film

Orson Welles gave his best performance and was astounding in his directorial film debut of Citizen Kane, now considered one of the best movies of all time.  Why is the storyline so significant?  When a child suffers trauma this can set the stage for a lifetime of loneliness and disillusionment.  We find such a storyContinue reading “Citizen Kane: A Review of the Classic Film”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Review of the Netflix Film

Netflix produces a lot of exclusive content, some astounding, and some less so. Certain content even has something to say, a message to present, one hopefully that resonates with the audience and doesn’t fall flat. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has a lot to say, which definitely caught me off guard.  From the trailer and promotionalContinue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Review of the Netflix Film”

WandaVision: A Review of the Disney+ Miniseries

To be completely and entirely honest, WandaVision was the show I was least looking forward to when Disney first announced the Marvel shows that would be coming to the Disney+ streaming platform this year. Nobody has time to watch every TV show out there and I decided quickly that WandaVision was not a priority. NothingContinue reading “WandaVision: A Review of the Disney+ Miniseries”

The Mandolorian: A Review of the Disney+ Series

Disney Plus’ original series The Mandalorian seems to have swept up the greater Star Wars fanbase. Every fan, hardcore or casual, that I have spoken to has claimed that the show is a fantastic branch of the Star Wars universe with plenty to enjoy. I have been a fan of Star Wars since I wasContinue reading “The Mandolorian: A Review of the Disney+ Series”

Soul: A Review of the Pixar Animated Film

Soul is Pixar Animations newest feature film, one thrust into the newest era of streaming and available now and for the foreseeable future on Disney Plus. The film is a marvel of 3D animation, showing how far the medium has come and clearly displaying Pixar’s finesse with their abilities. Also on par with most ofContinue reading “Soul: A Review of the Pixar Animated Film”

The Queen’s Gambit: A Review of the Netflix Miniseries

I was taught the game of chess as a child and still remember the joy and fun of playing chess with my grandfather.  But for some chess is not a game, it is their career and livelihood.  Many top tier chess players are regarded as geniuses and boast impressive memories and knowledge surrounding the theoryContinue reading “The Queen’s Gambit: A Review of the Netflix Miniseries”

The Trial of the Chicago 7: A Review of the Netflix Film

            Among the sea of Netflix content, one may run across a kernel of hope that lies in the vast mediocrity of the Netflix platform. One such film is The Trial of the Chicago 7, a 2020 Netflix original film directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film is a dramatic reenactment of the infamous 1969 trialContinue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7: A Review of the Netflix Film”

The Liberator: A Review of the Nexflix Miniseries

Animation and war movies seem to be the farthest opposites of movie genres, yet they come together in the Netflix mini-series The Liberator in a unique, fascinating, and unexpectedly complementary way. This four-part miniseries, released on Netflix a little over a month ago, tells the heroic story of Captain Felix Sparks as he lead hisContinue reading “The Liberator: A Review of the Nexflix Miniseries”