Category Archives: Movie Reviews

The best of 2018

I’d like to restart the tradition of posting my opinion on the best of the movies and TV shows I watched, and books I read in the past year. So I will! None of the items on these lists are required to have been released in 2018, but I had to have watched or read […]
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Review by CJ Director: David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim Running time: 134 minutes Watch this if you liked: The Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   As the dark wizard Grindelwald (Depp) rallies his followers, […]
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Lucy Boynton Other notable appearances: Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Aaron McCusker Running time: 134 minutes Watch this if you liked: The Greatest Showman, The Doors, Rock of Ages   The story of rock legends Freddie Mercury […]
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Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Matt Kugelman Starring: Roy Haylock, DJ ‘Shangela’ Pierce, Brian McCook, Doug Plaut, Rachel Dratch Other notable appearances: Wanda Sykes, Justin ‘Alyssa Edwards’ Johnson, Alaska Thunderfuck, Kristen Johnston, Cheyenne Jackson, Darienne Lake, Jiggly Caliente, Lady Bunny, Ed ‘Mrs. Kasha David’ Popil, Bianca Leigh, Dot-Marie Jones, Janeane Garofalo Running time: 85 minutes Watch […]
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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

Review by CJ Director: Franck Khalfoun Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan Other notable appearances: Jennifer Morrison, Kurtwood Smith Running time: 85 minutes Watch this if you liked: Rings, The Woman in Black, House at the End of the Street   Belle’s (Thorne) mother moves her to a new home to […]
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Halloween (2018)

Review by CJ Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton  Other notable appearances: Haluk Bilginer, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Jibrail Nantambu Running time: 106 minutes Watch this if you liked: Halloween, You’re Next, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Friday the 13th   Laurie Strode (Curtis) has a complex […]
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Drew Goddard Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Pullman Other notable appearances: Nick Offerman Running time: 141 minutes Watch this if you liked: Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Cabin in the Woods   The lives of seven strangers become inextricably tangled by the secrets […]
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A Simple Favour (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Paul Feig Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding Other notable appearances: Andrew Rannells, Kelly McCormack, Aparna Nancherla, Linda Cardellini Running time: 117 minutes Watch this if you liked: Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Single White Female   Stay at home mum Stephanie (Kendrick) befriends high-powered executive mum Emily […]
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Christopher Robin (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Marc Forster Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael Other notable appearances: Mark Gatniss, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Toby Jones, Simon Farnaby,  Running time: 104 minutes Watch this if you liked: Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, Hook   Christopher Robin (McGregor) has grown up, […]
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The Nun (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Corin Hardy Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons Other notable appearances: Ingrid Bisu, Charlotte Hope, Sandra Teles, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Running time: 96 minutes Watch this if you liked: Annabelle, The Evil Dead 2, Lights Out   Father Burke (Bichir) and initiate nun, Sister Irene (Farmiga), head […]
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