Movies

  • Review: The Vast of Night. Not All Teenage Fear Derives from Being a Teenager. by Daniel W. Rasmus - Review: The Vast of Night. Two friends combine their curiosity and courage to figure out where the hell that sound is coming from. The sound is haunting. Two young people whose lives revolve around audio, one a radio operator, the… Continue Reading
  • The Parent Trap turns 22! by Alyssa Rasmus - Released 22 years ago today, July 20, The Parent Trap remains a beloved movie and a 1990's classic. This film has captured the hearts of romantic comedy fans for decades. The story is a special combination of the youthful vision… Continue Reading
  • Review: Palm Springs by Alyssa Rasmus - What happens when the vacation never ends? Palm Springs answers that exactly as two wedding guests get stuck in an endless time loop reliving the same day over and over again. Without an end in sight, the two begin a… Continue Reading
  • Review: Little Women by Alyssa Rasmus - Many American classic books have already become feature films. Little Women is one such novel that has many big-screen adaptations. Little Women from Greta Gerwig is the latest interpretation putting a 21st-century spin on this late 19th-century story. The film received a… Continue Reading
  • Review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s Time To Look Forward. by Daniel W. Rasmus - Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker A lot of pixels have been created and consumed about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Reviews covered the gamut of disappointment and joy, ambivalence and disavowal, frustration and release. Skywalker is not without… Continue Reading
  • Review: Marriage Story by Alyssa Rasmus - The complexities of relationships are the cornerstone of great filmmaking. The best writers can craft characters with enough tension, drama, and engagement they can just sit in a room and talk. Noah Baumbach penned and directed a simplistic approach to… Continue Reading
  • Review: Ford v Ferrari by Alyssa Rasmus - Ford v Ferrari brings us back to a time of great American innovation. Before we trusted computer algorithms and data analytics to build the perfect systems, we trusted the feelings of an expert. This film brings us back to understanding… Continue Reading
  • Review: Knives Out by Alyssa Rasmus - Who really killed Harlan? Why would someone kill an old man on his birthday? Who wants his money? I suspect foul play... Knives Out is an updated whodunit, yet carries all the tropes of classic caper tales. This film captures… Continue Reading
  • Late Night Review: Late Night is Emma Thompson’s (and Mindy Kaling’s} King Lear by Daniel W. Rasmus - Can I really compare the coming to grips with age story of a late-night talk show host with one of Shakespeare’s great plays? I can and I will. The serendipity in this Golden Age of content makes such a comparison… Continue Reading
  • Downton Abbey | Focus Features, Carnival Review: Downton Abbey by Alyssa Rasmus - Elegance and grace are standard and a bit of drama is required. Match that with royal expectations and you have yourself a great story! Downton Abbey revisits the Crawly family and their title estate. The film is based on the… Continue Reading
  • Review: Official Secrets by Alyssa Rasmus - What would you do for Queen and Country? In Official Secrets Kiera Knightly plays British intelligence specialist Katharine Gunn. She was a whistleblower during the early stages of the Iraq War. Katharine released a memo to the press after being… Continue Reading
  • Review: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood by Alyssa Rasmus - There are very few things cooler than Brad Pitt driving a classic car. There are very few things more impressive than watching Leonardo DiCaprio play a character who is playing a character. And, there are very few things more satisfying… Continue Reading
  • Shazam! (2019) Review: Shazam! by Daniel W. Rasmus - Review: Shazam! Gomer Pyle’s catchphrase was “Shazam!” with a drawl. With DC’s Shazam! many joined the erstwhile private in uttering that phrase as the studio of dour and dark turns up the lights. Shazam! delivers a relatively family-friendly, and definitively… Continue Reading
  • Aladdin (2019) | Disney Review: Aladdin (2019) by Alyssa Rasmus - Disney has become focused on recreating the magic of the Disney Renaissance through live action remakes of their animated classics. Aladdin, is the latest reimagining from the Mouse House. The plot hasn't changed much from the original with the exception of… Continue Reading
  • Booksmart (2019) Review: Booksmart by Alyssa Rasmus - Teen movies are not what they used to be. John Hughes defined the genre in the 80’s with his classics giving teens a vision of themselves on screen. Though the tropes of 80's teen films mostly centered on male protagonists… Continue Reading

 

Review: The Vast of Night. Two friends combine their curiosity and courage to figure out where the hell that sound
Daniel W. Rasmus
Released 22 years ago today, July 20, The Parent Trap remains a beloved movie and a 1990's classic. This film
Alyssa Rasmus
What happens when the vacation never ends? Palm Springs answers that exactly as two wedding guests get stuck in an
Alyssa Rasmus
Many American classic books have already become feature films. Little Women is one such novel that has many big-screen adaptations. Little Women
Alyssa Rasmus
Review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker A lot of pixels have been created and consumed about Star Wars: The Rise
Daniel W. Rasmus
The complexities of relationships are the cornerstone of great filmmaking. The best writers can craft characters with enough tension, drama,
Alyssa Rasmus
Ford v Ferrari brings us back to a time of great American innovation. Before we trusted computer algorithms and data
Alyssa Rasmus
Who really killed Harlan? Why would someone kill an old man on his birthday? Who wants his money? I suspect
Alyssa Rasmus
Late Night
Can I really compare the coming to grips with age story of a late-night talk show host with one of
Daniel W. Rasmus
Downton Abbey | Focus Features, Carnival
Elegance and grace are standard and a bit of drama is required. Match that with royal expectations and you have
Alyssa Rasmus