Category Archives: 2019 Films

Further Consideration: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

It’s an absolute testament to Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood that even after seeing it a second time, I still have more things to say about it. The first viewing provided plenty to discuss but my subsequent viewing was a … Continue reading

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Review: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is a majestic and mature work. It’s the sort of film that feels like an intimate confession is being delivered on a grand stage. Taking place over the course of several months in 1969: the … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: The Lion King (2019)

Much like the Psycho (1998) remake, the live-action Lion King exists more as a conceptually interesting counterpoint to its source material, than an engaging work on its own terms. Although the film is inspired by the broadway musical and presented … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: Batman: Hush (2019)

On the page, Batman: Hush was an unrelenting sprint through the character’s world and status quo, elevated by Jim Lee’s astounding artwork. Its much-beloved status came more from accessibility and grand heroic sketches than being an intriguing mystery that said … Continue reading

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Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

In retrospect, it’s hard not to view Spider-Man: Homecoming as a perfunctory footnote in the ongoing Marvel cinematic saga. Coasting on the charm of its cast and high school setting: the film was an uninvolving and annoyingly light affair that … Continue reading

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Review: Toy Story 4 (2019)

Even by Pixar’s high standards, Toy Story 4 seems like a daunting prospect. Not only was the trilogy responsible for the animation studio becoming a household name, but the films had become like a cherished memory. Viewed through the prism … Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

In American hands, the Godzilla franchise has gone through as much devastation as any of the metropolitan cities, that the iconic monster has laid waste to. Roland Emmerich’s attempt was an awkwardly stitched patchwork of better movies. Gareth Edward split … Continue reading

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