Review: ‘Palace’

By Michael Smith When I try to place Palace into a genre, drama is one of the first to mind, but this does not fully encapsulate this film. Rather, this film is best categorized within a type more associated with anime. I’m talking about the “slice of life” genre. “Slice of life” refers to a storytelling structure that presents a seemingly arbitrary sample of a character’s life. … Continue reading Review: ‘Palace’

Review: ‘Bojack Horseman’ Season 5

By Nate Richard When Bojack Horseman premiered on Netflix in August, 2014, the reviews were polarizing, and for good reason. The first several episodes of the animated dramedy felt like some throwaway cartoon you’d find on Adult Swim (Rick & Morty aside). However, as the first season went on, the series began to morph into something deeper than what it had initially seemed. As each … Continue reading Review: ‘Bojack Horseman’ Season 5

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’

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’