Early on the film reveals that its plot will be a blunder of pointless exposition and general boredom. Courtesy Netflix

New “Cloverfield” film a mixed bag

A surprise release, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is visually stunning but a letdown of a story. Following the footsteps of its predecessors “Cloverfield” and “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the arrival of “The Cloverfield Paradox” took the world by surprise. Netflix debuted the film’s first trailer during the Super Bowl mere hours before releasing it directly to stream. […]

Paddington’s story celebrated kindness and immigrants, a lesson the world could use today. Courtesy StudioCanal

“Paddington 2” surprisingly charming, worthwhile

While not the first film a college student would think of seeing, “Paddington 2” elicits a general feeling of wholesomeness that makes the admission price worth it. From the first scene on, I was entranced by the simple charm of “Paddington 2.” It was almost culture shock going from the saccharine, caffeinated trailers that played […]

The most recent entry in the legendary saga was met with a slew of positive and negative reviews alike. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“Star Wars VIII” a truly welcome addition

The controversial new film’s greatest strength lies in its grit and its incorporation of women. (Major spoilers follow). Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi” could have been another generic blockbuster, but instead, it’s a thoughtful piece of art that engages its audience — and takes risks by doing so. Art today is by nature political. To […]