Spider-Man: No Way Home film review (2021)

Spider-Man: No Way Home is full of fan service, but it’s actually handled with purpose and honor. It opens up a number of questions, but it never feels confusing, rushed, or crowded. It’s everything I wanted it to be and more, delivering one of the greatest adventures in the MCU and Tom Holland’s best turn as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Well, I finally saw Spider-Man: No Way … Continue reading Spider-Man: No Way Home film review (2021)

West Side Story film review (2021)

West Side Story is full of beautiful cinematography, set pieces, musical numbers, and performances. Steven Spielberg further proves he’s an all-time great by revitalizing a classic for a new generation and making it feel even more relevant today with its diverse casting and emotionally compelling story-telling. I was one of many who thought a West Side Story remake wasn’t necessary. In all honesty, although the … Continue reading West Side Story film review (2021)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage film review (2021)

The film shines when it focuses on the relationship dynamic between Eddie and Venom. Sadly, it mostly falls short with everything else. It’s extremely rushed and no other character gives you a reason to root for them or even slightly enjoy them. Believe it or not, I’m actually one of those who enjoyed Venom. Of course, it isn’t anything groundbreaking in the genre, nor does … Continue reading Venom: Let There Be Carnage film review (2021)

Encanto film review (2021)

Disney’s latest animated feature, Encanto, is rich with Latino representation. The animation is simply stunning, but what tugs at your heartstrings is the message it sends about the importance of family and accepting someone for who they are. Disney’s Encanto is finally here, and it’s one I’ve been looking forward to for awhile now, especially as a Latino-American. The studio’s first release in 2021, Raya … Continue reading Encanto film review (2021)

King Richard film review (2021)

King Richard is one of the most uplifting and entertaining films of the year. Will Smith’s performance as Richard Williams is his best in years, while Aunjanue Ellis is a revelation. Most importantly, it teaches the important lesson of speaking positivity and inspiring your children to reach great heights. He’s done quite a few duds throughout his career, but I can’t help it. I’m always … Continue reading King Richard film review (2021)

tick, tick… BOOM! film review (2021)

In a tribute to the late, great Jonathan Larson, Lin-Manuel Miranda crafts a touching tribute to a man who, although obsessive and reckless, had a true passion for musical theatre. Andrew Garfield’s performance is fantastic and his singing voice was a huge surprise, helping elevate most of the musical numbers. 2021 has been an absolutely massive year for Lin-Manuel Miranda. His first Broadway hit, In … Continue reading tick, tick… BOOM! film review (2021)

Eternals movie review (2021)

Marvel’s latest epic, Eternals, has quite a bit going on and it feels a bit disjointed at times. However, the strong character moments carry it through with absolutely beautiful cinematography and visual effects, along with a promise of something game-changing to come. The third Marvel Cinematic Universe film to release this year, Eternals, will be out this Friday and I was fortunate enough to catch … Continue reading Eternals movie review (2021)

Cry Macho film review (2021)

Clint Eastwood still keeps his persona intact with his latest effort, but Cry Macho is almost too simple of a film, delivering nothing special or memorable. Like many film buffs, I’m a huge fan of Clint Eastwood. The man is an absolute legend in the industry and he’s been involved in it for so long as an actor, director, and producer. What’s most impressive is … Continue reading Cry Macho film review (2021)

Dear Evan Hansen film review (2021)

The film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical sometimes doesn’t measure up to the musical greatness of the original, but it’s a stunningly emotional and equally devastating spotlight on mental health and the measures some will take in order to cope with their own struggles. I’ve been waiting for this movie for so long now. I’ve never been able to catch the musical on Broadway, … Continue reading Dear Evan Hansen film review (2021)

Worth film review (2021)

Ultimately, Worth is a film about understanding and humanity. The underlying plot reminds us of the devastating terrorist attacks on 9/11, but what truly grabs your attention is seeing the families and loved ones of the victims yearning for peace, respect, and ultimately, closure. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack is an event I’ll surely never forget. I vividly remember the exact moment where I … Continue reading Worth film review (2021)