Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

By Troi Watts The highly anticipated eighth installment of the Star Wars franchise opened just before Christmas. Hundreds excitedly flocked to theaters, but not all of them left with that same enthusiasm. Fans had mixed feelings on the latest installment; some saw it as amazing and worthy of being included in the franchise, some saw it as a major letdown and betrayal. As a Star … Continue reading Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

By Nathan Richard Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri floored me. Director Martin McDonagh’s latest magnificently handles mature and relevant topics and themes, and it is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. To begin, Frances McDormand is flat-out phenomenal here; she gives a tour-de-force performance that will definitely be recognized come Oscar time. Sam Rockwell is equally fantastic and gives the best performance of … Continue reading Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

By Andrew Haas When it comes to the standalone films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Thor movies tend to be low on people’s rankings. This isn’t to say that these movies about the god of thunder are terrible. Thor (2011) is a decent fish-out-of-water story that features an epic mythology, but while Thor: The Dark World (2013) has its moments, many people thought it … Continue reading Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

By Andrew Haas When people hear the names Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, they often associate the two with the iconic songs they wrote for Disney animated classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. But before they were the biggest songwriters of the Disney Renaissance, they started in theatre, where they turned a low budget Roger Corman B-movie about a man-eating … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)