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REVIEW: Newest Star Wars entry fresh, fulfilling as it sets new precedent in Star Wars story-telling

***This review contains spoilers for The Last Jedi.*** Seeing “The Force Awakens” in theaters, almost a decade after “Revenge of the Sith” released, was a mind-blowing experience. Now, however, Star Wars had a reputation to uphold, and with criticisms saying Epsode VII was a rehash of “A New Hope,” could ...

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Top 5: Enjoy the holidays with these five films, each with their ups and downs

#5: Elf Objectively, I would not say Elf is a great film, and had this been given to different writers, I would be more critical of it. Most of the characters are not that interesting, the supporting actors’ performances are diminutive, and the film can be very cheesy and cliché ...

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REVIEW: ‘Cripple of Inishmaan’ plays with emotions, challenges expectations

This review contains spoilers for the plot of “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” There are plays where I can predict the general direction of the plot. When a play is listed as a romantic comedy, you can generally predict the kinds of antics that take place. Tragedies generally use plot twists ...

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REVIEW: ‘Jigsaw’ lives up to disappointing ‘Saw’ series, detached plot does not save it

You know those guilty pleasures people binge watch, despite knowing how terrible they are? Mine is the Saw series. Nothing about the plot makes sense, it is incredibly convoluted and at this point, it serves as nothing more than fan service—and I love every bit of it. When you stop ...

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REVIEW: Sonnenfeld’s adaptation of ‘Misery’ suspenseful, a must-watch for Halloween festivities

Despite being a fan of Stephen King’s work, most of his adaptations do not translate well to film or television. The unconventional atmosphere and themes expressed in his work are often lost in translation. Without the right execution, it can be unintentionally campy and confused. Thankfully, there are several excellent ...

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Review: ‘My Little Pony’ disappointing homage to original series

I have a confession to make: at one point in my life, I was a moderate fan of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Not only that, but I became a fan of the show during its fandom’s infamous inception of male fans, otherwise known as “bronies.” I would not ...

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