Movie Review: I, Tonya

By Ceara Kelly, Contributor [Clubhouse; 2017] Rating: 8.5/10 It’s hard to even know where to start when discussing a movie like I, Tonya. With phenomenal acting, amazingly accurate costumes and an impossibly perfect soundtrack, flaws are near impossible to find. Three Oscar nominations only further prove that I, Tonya is easily one of the best…

Movie Review: Winchester

By Ceara Kelly, Contributor [Blacklab; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 The real story of the Winchester house is a fascinating one that promised an equally compelling and thrilling movie. Unfortunately, Winchester fails to live up to any of those expectations, despite having the star power of Helen Mirren. The poorly lit set managed to snuff out even her talents,…

Movie Review: Call Me By Your Name

By Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer [Sony Pictures Classics; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Are you ready for cycling, smoking, subtitles and sex with a literal fruit? Call Me By Your Name, based on the book by the same name, includes all of these underneath a relationship between 17-year old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and 24-year old Oliver (Armie…

Movie Review: Den of Thieves

By Ceara Kelly, Contributor [Diamond Film; 2018] Rating: 2.5/10 Usually, a heist movie is everything viewers want for a cheesy, over the top and completely unbelievable action flick. The creators behind Den of Thieves took the genre a tad too seriously, by pulling a heist of their own and tricking viewers out of their money….

Movie Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

By Tanner Bidish, Visual Media Director [Blueprint; 2017] Rating: 5.5/10 It is no secret, the police system in the United States has got some issues. Issues when it comes to police brutality, serving the public interest, over reaches of authority… the list goes on. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is prepared to call out these problems…

Movie Review: Loving Vincent

By Tanner Bidish, Visual Media Director [BreakThru; 2017] Rating: 7/10 Vincent Van Gogh has been memorialized a hundred times over; in celebratory galleries, in newspaper articles, – heck, even in a Doctor Who episode. His death and the circumstances surrounding it are tragic for sure, but the beauty of his work and the lack of…

Movie Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

By Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer [Annapurna; 2017] Rating: 7.5/10 For the people who don’t know about the origins of Wonder Woman, this movie might be a little shocking. For the people who know or at least read a book about it, this movie may like an untrue representation of history. The perspective of this film…

Movie Review: Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

By Emily DiAlbert, Contributor [Tyler Perry Studios; 2017] Rating: 2/10 Of all the Madea movies released thus far, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is by far the most disappointing. Although it’s framed as a horror-comedy, the film really doesn’t capture the essence of either genre. Instead, once you scrape aside the boring “jump scares,” unfunny jokes…

Movie Review: Rebel in the Rye

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director [West Madison Entertainment; 2017] Rating: 2/10 How many times are movie directors going to try to get around J.D. Salinger’s impossible rights to The Catcher in the Rye? Obviously at least one more, because this pile of garbage is coming in hot and steamy. There is a reason that Salinger…

Movie Review: Happy Death Day

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director [Blumhouse; 2017] Rating: 3.5/10 How do movies like Happy Death Day get made? What studio executive is sitting there thinking to himself, “Yes! A horror version of Groundhog Day, only this time it’s completely outdated and uninteresting! Just what the teens are craving!” How do audiences boo excellent, original horror…

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

By Jack Tecca, Contributor [Warner Bros; 2017] Rating: 8/10 A journey to dystopian Los Angeles has never been more dark or intriguing. Since its release last Friday, the new installment in the Blade Runner series has received much praise from critics, and yet has not done very well at the box office. The most reasonable explanation…

Movie Review: It

By Jack Tecca, Contributor [New Line Cinema; 2017] Rating: 6.5/10 Pennywise awakens to terrorize the sleepy town of Derry once again, and it’s up to a rag-tag team of adolescents to stop him. Filled with nostalgia and a touch of spine chilling effects, It delivers a look into the twisted psyche of Stephen King. Director…