Hail, Caesar! is directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and follows an ensemble cast of Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, and Channing Tatum. It follows Josh Brolin as Eddie Mannix, Capitol Pictures’ fixer, as he attempts to resolve issues involving the many films in production and their stars as well as juggle his own personal life. The film places itself confidently into the world of early 1950s cinema and comments upon the issues of post-war America through the lens of filmmakers. The target audience is niche with Hail, Caesar!’s deep dive into film production as…


Captain Marvel was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and it stars Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn. It serves as a prequel to the MCU and the film meant to tie it all together. And to be straightforward- Captain Marvel severely disappointed me. I did not like this movie and I find it to be one of the weakest movies in the MCU. So with that, allow me to begin.

To start, I’ll look at the narrative as a whole. The script was cluttered right from the beginning and the writers made a poor…


The Incredibles 2 was directed by Brad Bird and stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L Jackson, Catherine Keener, and Bob Odenkirk. It is a direct sequel to the 2004 film The Incredibles and it follows the Parr family mere moments after the finale of the first movie and it shows superheroes trying to be reintroduced into the world again in a positive light. Incredibles 2 is never able to reach its full potential, but it does make for an entertaining and memorable movie, even if it doesn’t quite live up to the first film.


Deadpool 2 was directed by David Leitch and stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, and Julian Dennison. It is the direct sequel to 2016’s Deadpool and shows Wade Wilson as he tries to protect a superpowered child while battling a time-traveling cyborg from the future. It has a much different feel from the first film while still retaining a similar sense of humor and action that comes together to make a very entertaining movie and a noteworthy sequel that was on par, if not better, than the first.

Deadpool 2, right from the start, made a decision to throw…


Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It was directed by Ron Howard, however, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller deserve directing credits as well since they directed a large portion of the film before being fired due to “creative differences.” This movie is the second of the Star Wars spinoffs after Rogue One and shows the origins of Han Solo as he evolves into the selfish, morally ambiguous smuggler we see in A New Hope. …


Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and stars such a large and extravagant cast that it’s not even worth listing. It’s the third Avengers movie and the culmination of the past 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was teased as being a highly ambitious crossover and a movie on a scale larger than ever seen before, however, it ended up only serving to prove that more isn’t always better.

Since I have far more negatives to discuss, I’ll start with the positives and the few parts of this movie that I actually enjoyed. It…


A quiet place was directed by John Krasinski and stars himself, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. In it, a breed of blind creatures hunt humans solely based off of sound and the film looks at one family’s attempts to survive in such a chaotic and catastrophic world. It succeeds due to its originality and extremely unique style and shows that movies with these kinds of fresh ideas can still be successful.

I found very few flaws in this movie that were either highly noticeable or completely took me out of the world that it was building. It did…


Black Panther was directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright. It’s the next in the long line of seemingly endless Marvel movies and covers the rise of T’Challa as he becomes king of his homeland, Wakanda, and takes the helm of the hero “Black Panther.” The film was released to widespread critical acclaim, but after leaving the theater, I couldn’t help but feel underwhelmed for what I had just watched.

I have been an avid Marvel fan for years now and I so desperately wanted to like this movie…

Will Johnson

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