Thursday, April 18, 2024

Benjamin Wiebe

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Movie Review: ‘Prey’ Does Everything Predator did… Better

Director: Dan Trachtenberg Writer: Dan Trachtenberg and Patrick Aison Stars: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, and Dane DiLiegro Synopsis: The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior,...

Movie Review: ‘The Black Phone’ is an Ode to B-Movie Horror

Director: Scott Derrickson Writer: Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill Stars: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, and Ethan Hawke Synopsis: After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on...

Movie Review: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is a Spectacle that Sets the Standard for the Summer Blockbuster

Director: Joseph Kosisnski Writer: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller Synopsis: After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators,...

Movie Review: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is a Bombastic Tale of Nothing and Everything

Directors: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Writers: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan Synopsis: An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone...

Chasing the Gold: Why ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Should Win Best Animated Feature

2021 had a lot of very good films. Villeneuve’s follow-up to the stunning Blade Runner 2049, Dune is a galactic film heading a new adventure I can’t wait to see the ending...

Chasing the Gold: Why ‘CODA’ Deserves To Win Best Picture

Once I watched CODA in November of 2021, I knew I was in love. Much like Lady Bird, it gave me an opportunity to reflect on my own young adulthood and the...

Road to ‘The Batman’: How Christopher Nolan Redefined the Comic Book Genre

  Part 3: Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy   Over the past three weeks, I decided to go on a journey of discovery. I left the comfort of my apathy and dove into the various live...

Road to ‘The Batman’: In Defense of Schumacher

Last week, I discussed the impact and legacy of Tim Burton’s take on the caped crusader. Tim Burton’s eye for breathtaking visuals, gothic setting, and costume direction elevated the character for a...

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