Critically-acclaimed director, writer, and producer Jon Favreau oversees this photo-realistic remake of Disney’s 1994 animated feature The Lion King. The original film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and written by trio Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton. This time around, in addition to Favreau taking over the director’s chair, newcomers Jeff Nathanson […]Read More Disney’s “The Lion King” is Visually Riveting, but an Ultimately Bland Recycling of the Original
Oscar-winning director Denys Arcand offers The Fall of the American Empire, an eclectic genre mash-up combining crime drama, a thrilling heist adventure, and a social commentary. This French-Canadian film spoken almost entirely in the beautiful language of French (and subtitled in English) is sure to entertain and amuse audience members, while simultaneously challenging and […]Read More “The Fall of the American Empire” – Quirky Social Commentary with a Tarantino-esque Edge
Director Ryan Coogler finally brings the legendary Black Panther hero to the big screen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo film with an African-American lead. Placing heavy emphasis on the contrast between the African tribal culture of Wakanda and this nation’s futuristic technological advancements ensures a rich, thematic narrative that does not shy away from […]Read More Black Panther: Culturally-Impactful, Cinematically-Riveting
As we draw closer and closer to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremonies, I am beginning to round out my recap of the 8 Best Picture nominations. With “Bohemian Rhapsody,” we are now looking to the penultimate review on the list. To start things off, I am going to personally note that I am honestly very surprised […]Read More Bohemian Rhapsody: Epic, Mediocre, or Somewhere in Between?