Dunkirk

In his first movie since 2014’s Interstellar, Christopher Nolan returns with Dunkirk, a film based on the World War II battle that took place in Dunkirk, France. The film focuses on three different timelines of the battle, including a week on land (whose protagonist is played by Fionn Whitehead), a day at sea (led by Academy…

Hans Zimmer Live

On August 3, I was lucky enough to attend a live performance of a sampling of Hans Zimmer’s music scores, with Hans Zimmer himself conducting and performing. Zimmer has been composing film scores since the 1980s and has been nominated for ten Academy Awards, including one win (which I will be touching on later). The…

Spiderman: Homecoming Review

In Sony’s third attempt at the Spider-Man character in 15 years, we find the title character (Tom Holland, returning from his appearance in Captain America: Civil War) dealing with his disappointing return to reality after getting to help Tony Stark and company fight Steve Rogers and company in a German airport. After his participation in…

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

In the third of the Noun Preposition the Planet of the Apes franchise, we meet Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes as they hole up in the woods, trying to fend off the final pushes of the attacking human race. Caesar has been leading his fellow primates since they gained a higher intelligence in San Francisco…

The Big Sick Review

The Big Sick tells the true love story of its writers, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. Nanjiani plays himself, a stand-up comedian trying to make it big in Chicago, who is nicely heckled by Emily, played here by Zoe Kazan (Gordon does make a cameo appearance at the end of the film). After a conversation…

Baby Driver Review

Before I dive in, here are a couple of songs for you to rock out to while you read this, because it wouldn’t feel like a real analysis of this movie without listening to some of its music. Baby Driver, writer/director Edgar Wright’s first film since 2013’s The World’s End (and his obligatory screenplay/story by…