“Creed II” review by Nate Blake

Directed by: Steven Caple, Jr. Rated: PG-13 Length: 130 Minutes I’ve been cautiously looking forward to Creed II ever since I spent Thanksgiving 2015 watching in awe as the Rocky franchise was reborn. I was, however, skeptical when I heard the sequel would revisit my least favorite entry in the franchise so far: Rocky IV. … Continue reading “Creed II” review by Nate Blake

“Widows” review by Nate Blake

Directed by: Steve McQueen Rated: R Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tree Hnery, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tree Henry, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson Widows is the latest film from 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen, who assembles a stellar cast and crew to tell an excellent … Continue reading “Widows” review by Nate Blake

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” review by Nate and Alex Blake

Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Length: 133 Minutes Nate: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is the latest from the brilliant and darkly hilarious minds of Joel and Ethan Coen. The film tells six different short stories about the American West. The saga opens with a shot of a book that shares its title … Continue reading “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” review by Nate and Alex Blake

“The Last Race” review by Nate Blake

Directed by: Michael Dweck Rated: Not Rated (contains strong language and disturbing images) Length: 74 Minutes The Last Race is a film that I have been curious about since I first heard of it back in August. This rather concise but stunning documentary focuses on Riverhead Raceway, the last operating auto racetrack in Long Island. … Continue reading “The Last Race” review by Nate Blake

“Beautiful Boy” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Alex: Finally, a film that lives up to its hype. We have been hearing about this film for what feels like years. And it was everything that it promised. This film follows David Sheff (Steve Carrell) as he deals with his son Nic’s (Timothee Chalamet) addiction to crystal meth. The strength of this film comes … Continue reading “Beautiful Boy” review by Alex and Nate Blake

“Bohemian Rhapsody” review by Nate Blake

Directed by: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher (uncredited) Rated: PG-13 Length: 133 Minutes There's a point in Bohemian Rhapsody when a montage of critical responses to the song that the film shares its title with fade in and out onscreen. All of them are fairly negative, but the one that sticks in my mind read "perfectly … Continue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody” review by Nate Blake

“The Hate U Give” review by Nate Blake

Directed by: George Tillman Jr. Rated: PG-13 Length: 133 Minutes The Hate U Give is based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. The film focuses on Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a 16 year old African American girl who lives in a fictional, mostly poor neighborhood but attends an affluent, mostly white … Continue reading “The Hate U Give” review by Nate Blake