Lauren: I don’t care what anyone says: I’d much rather repeatedly kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter than experience John Wick’s particular set of skills firsthand. Dude is scary.Read more "Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2"
Silence sees Martin Scorsese wrestling with faith, what it means to have it, how it affects those around us, how it can feel like it has betrayed you, and the results are compelling and thought provoking.Read more "Film Review: Silence"
20th Century Women feels like a hug, a hug that comes at you out of joy and only wants to make you happier, letting you know the pain in the world is bearable.Read more "Film Review: 20th Century Women"
Arrival brings an intelligence and a beauty that is often lacking from Science Fiction films, but do potential plot holes and contradictions prevent it from being one of the best? SPOILERS ABOUND!Read more "Dissecting Arrival: Heptapod for Dummies"
The Bad News: There were not as many albums that I loved this year The Good News: I loved more individual songs than usual this year I reworked the rankings to account for that crazy ass 2016. Having a set criteria sucks anyway.Read more "Favorite Music of 2016"
La La Land is a musical delight, with charming turns by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, whose chemistry will keep you swooning and music that you’ll be humming long after you leave the theater.Read more "Film Review: La La Land"
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees the franchise’s first steps away from the Skywalker Saga (well, mostly) and the results are a well executed tale that fits right in with the Saga; for the most part.Read more "Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"