Review – The Beguiled

* This review contains spoilers for The Beguiled. *

The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola, is a film that is full of multiple missed opportunities. There were many chances to have some genuinely compelling, stimulating content to this film. Instead we get characters who lack any depth, a plot that almost feels non-existent and just a general lack of anything of real substance. As someone who is a fan of Sofia Coppola’s previous work, I was surprised at just how empty this whole film felt. But is it all bad? Are there glimmering lights of hope within the film that make it worth seeing? Well, let’s explore those questions and more in my review. So, let’s get to it. Read more

Review – The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys, directed by Shane Black, is an absolute joy to watch. This is a film that is filled with greatly defined characters, the stylistic look of the 70’s, and a story that keeps you (for the most part) engaged. The Nice Guys is one of those films that you just settle into and enjoy; no hassle, no boredom. So what is it that works so well in the film and what is it that doesn’t? Let the review begin, and we’ll see what’s what. Read more