Riding With “Solo”: Why Don’t People Like New Star Wars?

Like all good stories, this one begins with a billion-dollar acquisition. In 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion. With that, not only could Lucasfilm's founder George Lucas retire many lifetimes over, but the Mouse House came in possession of two MASSIVE pieces of intellectual property: Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Queue the music! For … Continue reading Riding With “Solo”: Why Don’t People Like New Star Wars?

‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ – Movie Review

To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a movie so sweet, so pure, after spending 100 minutes in this world you might leave your couch with a sugar high. We pick up the story as 16-year-old Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) prepares for her junior year of high school. She's bookish, an introvert … Continue reading ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ – Movie Review

‘The Magnificent Seven’ – Movie Review

This article originally appeared on Lit To Lens on Sept. 27, 2016. There’s something about The Magnificent Seven that’s not quite right. Directed by Antoine Fuqua on a script from Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto (!), the film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Lee Byung-hun. It’s ferocious as hell. The body count is tremendous. Everything works. … Continue reading ‘The Magnificent Seven’ – Movie Review

‘Blade Runner 2049’ – Movie Review

This article originally appeared on Lit To Lens on Oct. 10, 2017. Spoilers to follow The new Blade Runner film does what all good sequels do: it takes the world built in previous installments and blows it open. First, some thoughts: like everyone else, I love the production design and cinematography. Viewers will be totally and completely … Continue reading ‘Blade Runner 2049’ – Movie Review