2004

The Forgaughtens: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Forgaughtens: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Forgaughtens is a series of posts in which I revisit “forgotten” films that were released between the years 2000 and 2009, or the aughts. All films will be discussed in the context of their release, as well as their cultural relevance today, and at the end of each post, a film will be given […]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

RATING: (3 STARS) For many, Prisoner of Azkaban marks the apex of the Harry Potter film series. I don’t share that belief, but I do think it’s one of the series’ better entries. Somewhat ironically, most of my issues stem from the narrative itself. I think Prisoner of Azkaban is easily the weakest novel in […]

Kill Bill Review

Kill Bill Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I’m choosing to write about both volumes of Quentin Tarantino’s epic samurai revenge saga “Kill Bill” in one article because they are so inextricably linked. More so than even “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, these two films feel as if they should be one. For the longest time, I refused to […]

Million Dollar Baby Review

Million Dollar Baby Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It was supposed to be the year of Martin Scorsese. The Aviator had all the makings of an Oscar darling—it was a biopic with great acting, direction, and technical features. But all of a sudden, at the end of December, a little film called “Million Dollar Baby” gets released and knocks just […]

The Aviator Review

The Aviator Review

RATING: (3 STARS) When you sit down for a Martin Scorsese film, it would be fair to expect some fast-talking Italians, profanity laced-tirades, extremely violent killings, and of course, The Rolling Stones. But in “The Aviator,” we get the glamorous stars of old Hollywood, some beautifully photographed flying sequences, a sweeping romance, and the music […]