…play to your strengths

Sequels can be a sore subject amongst film fans. All too often they fail to live up to the original and in some cases undo some of the greatness that once was, but every now and then a sequel comes along that reminds why we keep trying and what great episodic storytelling can do. This…

…Go Solo

Before venturing into “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” there’s one thing you need to understand — Harrison Ford is Han Solo, and the Millennium Falcon did make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Okay, make that two things. Other than that, you can sit back and enjoy this origin story that feels more…

…wrack and ruin

Crusaders, it’s occurred to me that as we enter the summer blockbuster season, now is the perfect time to refresh our memories on proper summer movie (and all movies for that matter) etiquette. This first venture into the new cinematic season has brought to light a particular film fan faux pas…

…Motivate

Happy Post-Oscar Monday, fellow crusaders! Congrats to all of last night’s victors and near victors. I know it sounds corny and cliche, but it really is an honor to be nominated. Just ask anyone who wasn’t. For most of us today is just a normal Monday. Although, if you stayed up for the entire program…

…take flight

I hate to be too hyperbolic as I head into my final best picture review of this 2018 Oscar season, but to say that “Lady Bird” spoke to my soul would not be an overstatement. This story, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, tells the tale of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a senior…