Review – The Meyerowitz Stories

The Meyerowitz Stories, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, has a wonderfully addictive rhythm to it. That rhythm doesn’t come from an overstated score or a movement from the actors that dominates the scene; instead it comes from a highly dysfunctional family’s way of communicating with one another. They almost seem to verbally duel one another, with words that move fast and land in a way that seems to physically hurts. It is this damaged, defensive family’s history, that a touching, funny film comes from. I’ve wanted to review a Baumbach film for a while now and I’m excited to finally do so. Let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence, directed by Roland Emmerich, is a loud, silly, chaos filled film. But you know what? Despite all the problems (of which there are a few) I still came out of the film smiling and having had fun. Yes, the film is going to make your eyes roll (more than once) but if you have the lowered expectations that should come standard with a film like Independence Day… well then you’ll have just the right amount of enjoyment. So let’s explore then many things that make up the film and see what is what. Read more