Category Archives: Reviews

Oscars 2017: Reviewing the Live-Action Shorts

Each year, ShortsHD releases the Oscar-nominated short films in theaters, and each year this release serves as a reminder of the true magnificence of the world of film. Played together, these shorts

Oscars 2017: Reviewing the Animated Shorts

The short categories at the Oscars are frequently overlooked by mass audiences, but there’s obviously lots to love within them, hence the recognition. This year, the animated shorts category is a varied

John Wick: Chapter 2 Review: He Still Knows Gun Fu

The John Wick films are a very special brand within the action genre. With a no-nonsense approach to story, in that the script’s skeleton is very barebones, they’ve subverted the genre, parodied it, and

The Lego Batman Movie Review: Parody is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

The Lego Batman Movie is the eleventh film over the course of over 50 years to prominently feature the Caped Crusader. At this point in time, however, the franchise seems at a standstill.

I Am Not Your Negro Review: The Story of America

When author James Baldwin died in 1987, he left us without one of his most promising works, Remember This House. The unfinished manuscript recollects his personal experiences with civil rights giants Malcolm

The Lure Review: Finally, a Musical About Killer Mermaids

The Lure is a playful yet mature dive into the weird. Titled Córki dancingu in Poland, which translates to Daughters of the Dance Club, a much more appropriate though less American audience-friendly

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Review: If You’ve Made it This Far…

If I’m honest with myself, I found plenty to enjoy in this supposed finale of the Resident Evil franchise. But let’s get one thing out of the way, these are bad movies.

The Red Turtle Review: An Overstated Visual Feast

Watching The Red Turtle is like walking through an art gallery that tells you a specific, linear story. Each and every frame of Studio Ghibli’s collaboration with French distributor Wild Bunch is like a

Underworld: Blood Wars Review: Vampires and Werewolves Play the Game of Thrones

On my way to the theater to watch Blood Wars, the fifth episode in the Underworld franchise that, like many of its vampiric characters, simply refuses to die, I was recounting what

Paterson Review: The Comfort of Routine

Jim Jarmusch tries to find beauty in the mundane with Paterson. The film is deliberately slow, like a feature length montage of characters stuck in their routine lives before something amazing happens.