“BlacKkKlansman” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Rated: R for language, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references Run time: 135 minutes Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Harry Belafonte, Alec Baldwin Director: Spike Lee Alex: BlacKkKlansman defied my expectations in ways that I was not prepared for. Based on the name alone, I am sure … Continue reading “BlacKkKlansman” review by Alex and Nate Blake

“Three Identical Strangers” Review by Alex and Nate Blake

Alex:  When I first read about Three Identical Strangers, I was super intrigued. After doing some light research, the story behind this documentary had everything I enjoy: the science of psychology, a true crime twist, and thick New York accents. The story of these triplets separated at birth and used for a psychological study meant … Continue reading “Three Identical Strangers” Review by Alex and Nate Blake

“Eighth Grade” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

Nate:  Comedian Bo Burnham makes his feature length directorial debut with Eighth Grade, a touching coming of age story that is also the funniest and freshest film yet of summer 2018. Burnham, who also wrote the script, has made a film about being a teenager in the social media age that captures all the anxieties … Continue reading “Eighth Grade” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

Review: “First Reformed”

By Nate Blake  Paul Schrader’s film, about a former military chaplain named Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) who becomes politically active after developing a relationship with a radical environmentalist named Michael (Philip Ettinger) and his wife Mary (Amanda Seyfried) is essential viewing. It’s a thought provoking examination of how mainstream religion and environmentalism are often needlessly, … Continue reading Review: “First Reformed”

Couples Review: Nate and Alex on “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

Nate: Last Saturday, we slept in late and didn’t go online immediately once we finally got up and ate breakfast. Instead, we began planning how we would spend what was an incredibly miserable day weather-wise for mid-April. With winds forecast to be 45 MPH throughout the day and snow in the forecast, we decided it … Continue reading Couples Review: Nate and Alex on “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

Review: “Ready Player One” by Nate Blake

“Ready Player One,” directed by Steven Spielberg, is exactly the movie you think it is going to be from the trailers. It’s a nostalgic sci-fi journey that is chock full of references to films that would be far more thrilling to watch. There are some nifty special effects, fun music choices and a pretty awesome … Continue reading Review: “Ready Player One” by Nate Blake

Couples’ Review: “Molly’s Game” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake

  Alex's Take: This movie has everything I love it in: a badass female lead, sleazy men getting what they deserve, and an amazing screenplay. Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut was everything that I expected from him and so much more. As per usual, the screen play was masterfully written and performance by Jessica Chastain was … Continue reading Couples’ Review: “Molly’s Game” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake

Couples Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake

Nathan: It is hard to think of another recent franchise film that has been so loved by critics and yet so maligned by fans. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is out on streaming now and is soon to make its Blu-ray/4K disc debut, so we are taking some time to re-evaluate the film. Alex: Full … Continue reading Couples Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake

Couples Review: “I, Tonya” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake

Nathan: Today we will be taking a look at “I, Tonya,” which is fresh off its win in the Best Supporting Actress category for Allison Janney at the 90th Oscars. In case you don’t know already, “I, Tonya” is a darkly comic look at the rise and fall of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot … Continue reading Couples Review: “I, Tonya” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake