Quick Review: The Promise

Tonight I was fortunate enough to finally see a movie that is very close to me: The Promise. Set during the Armenian Genocide during World War I, the film, starring big names such as Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, ties a beautiful backdrop into a horrific event that killed over one and a half million…

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Jaws

In honor of Shark Week, I have decided to write a brief history of everyone's favorite summertime thriller: Jaws. When Jaws first hit the big screen in 1975 it became an instant classic, enthralling viewers with it's score (which composer John Williams claims jump-started his career) and technological advances. The film, set at a New England beach resort, captures the…

Symbolism in Psycho

Today while sorting through my movie collection, I came across an old favorite, Psycho. Although Alfred Hitchcock's chilling thriller first graced the big screen in 1960, Psycho has managed to remain relevant to movie buffs and professional critics alike. While the film contains many¬†groundbreaking theatrical features, the most subtly impactful can be found in the…

Quick Review: Dunkirk

Very few films have managed to capture a realistic depiction of the horrors of war. Dunkirk, however, directed by Christopher Nolan, has accomplished this difficult feat. Laced with outstanding cinematography and even more impressive acting, the film brings the viewer directly back to 1940, and transports them into the center of the beaches of France.¬†Dunkirk…