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’

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’