Review: ‘First Man’

By Connor Carey Director Damien Chazelle proved himself through just two films to be one of today’s best working directors. Whiplash is one of the most electrifying, intense, and expertly made and edited movies I’ve seen all decade. It’s the movie that introduced me to Chazelle and the film that brought out the absolute best from performers Miles Teller and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons. … Continue reading Review: ‘First Man’

From the Vault Review: ‘The Godfather Part III’ (1990)

By Anthony Miglieri The Godfather Part III is the worst movie of all time. Or so its reputation might have you believe. “Sofia Coppola is terrible,” many say. “It’s just boring,” others opine. And still, there are some like myself who have avoided Part III like a medical checkup: I knew that I should brave it, but did I really need to? However, it is not difficult … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘The Godfather Part III’ (1990)

Review: ‘Black Panther’

By Nathan Richard Ryan Coogler just keeps on proving that he is one of the best young directors in Hollywood. Black Panther is yet another showcase of his amazing talent. If there was any doubt that Black Panther couldn’t live up to his last films, including the emotional powerhouse Fruitvale Station and the inspiring rebirth of the Rocky franchise in Creed, consider those doubts gone. … Continue reading Review: ‘Black Panther’

Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

By Madyson McGill The opening scene begins with a striking wide shot: there’s a car in the distance heading for a train. It could be an introduction straight out of the Fast and Furious series, but it’s not. It’s a cop-out beginning to the last installment in the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure. Let’s get one detail straight for those not caught up with … Continue reading Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

List: Top 5 Films of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

By Kyle Wooldridge This year, I was fortunate enough to go to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with our Executive Producer, Brandon Kratkoczki. While we were there, we told ourselves that it was just a vacation, that we weren’t going to do much work for the Reel Deal so we could enjoy ourselves. Naturally, that didn’t work too well, because I … Continue reading List: Top 5 Films of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Review: ‘Lady Bird’

By Anthony Miglieri Lady Bird is just a wonderful little thing of a film. Just like its setting of Sacramento, its scope is not huge. Unlike how main character Lady Bird (formerly known as Christine) feels about her California hometown, though, this film is all the better for its smallness. Writer and first-time solo director Greta Gerwig allegedly based Lady Bird on her own young … Continue reading Review: ‘Lady Bird’