Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Jackie’ Is A Bunch Of Well Told Anecdotes But Not A Great Movie Overall

Review: ‘Jackie’ Is A Bunch Of Well Told Anecdotes But Not A Great Movie Overall

Title: Jackie Director: Pablo Larrain Summary: Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. One of the movies that everyone was talking about leading up to the awards season was Jackie, a movie […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Works Because Of Its Ballsy Ending [SPOILERS]

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Works Because Of Its Ballsy Ending [SPOILERS]

Title: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director: Gareth Edwards Summary: The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. SPOILERS. I AM GOING TO SPOIL THIS ENTIRE MOVIE. DO NOT PROCEED UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN ROGUE ONE I have another gig now […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is A Painful Depiction Of Real Grief

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is A Painful Depiction Of Real Grief

Title: Manchester by the Sea Director: Kenneth Lonergan Summary: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. There seems to be two types of movies that start to show up during the award season; movies that are supposed to make you feel better about the state of […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Moana Is Beautiful, Heartbreaking, And Nearly Perfect

Review: Moana Is Beautiful, Heartbreaking, And Nearly Perfect

Title: Moana Director: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, and Chris Williams Summary: In Ancient Polynesia, when an terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right. There are plenty of people, including myself, that believe that Disney is […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The Edge Of Seventeen Feels Very Genuine

Review: The Edge Of Seventeen Feels Very Genuine

Title: The Edge of Seventeen Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Summary: High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. There is something about ‘coming of age’ movies that have always rang untrue to me. They seemed to feature these versions of high school that don’t seem […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Expands A Familiar Universe

Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Expands A Familiar Universe

Title: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Director: David Yates Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. I was massively into Harry Potter when the books and movies were first coming out. While I don’t […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Arrival Will Render You Speechless

Review: Arrival Will Render You Speechless

Title: Arrival Director: Denis Villeneuve Summary: A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. There have been a few times in my time as a critic, both professionally and when I was doing it for fun, when I walked out of a movie completely speechless. It doesn’t take very long […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hacksaw Ridge Is An Important Story Kneecapped By Its Director

Review: Hacksaw Ridge Is An Important Story Kneecapped By Its Director

Title: Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The expression is ‘actions speak louder than words’ and we all know what it […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Doctor Strange Is A Solid Marvel Origin Story With New Paint

Review: Doctor Strange Is A Solid Marvel Origin Story With New Paint

Title: Doctor Strange Director: Scott Derrickson Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. I like to think that the moment Marvel Studios pulled off Guardians of the Galaxy most bets were off of the table. That being said people kept asking […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Inferno Is A Mystery Thriller With No Thrills Or Mysteries

Review: Inferno Is A Mystery Thriller With No Thrills Or Mysteries

Title: Inferno Director: Ron Howard Summary: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. I remember quite clearly the year Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code came out. I […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

NYCC Interviews: ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’

NYCC Interviews: ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’

For this New York Comic Con I decided that I wanted to try my hand at posting video from all of the round table interviews that I do. However, my experience with video is limited and I had never done this before so it started out a little rough. This set of videos is from […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

NYCC Review: Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Is Pure Fun

NYCC Review: Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Is Pure Fun

Title: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Director: Rick Morales Summary: Batman and Robin are back in action to take down their fiendish foes once again with original actors Adam West voicing Batman, Burt Ward voicing Robin, and Julie Newmar voicing Catwoman. The original 60’s Batman series was a bit beyond my time. I’ve watched […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Doesn’t Quite Mesh

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Doesn’t Quite Mesh

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Director: Tim Burton Summary: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. I was a Tim […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Deepwater Horizon Has Good Intentions But Stumbles

Review: Deepwater Horizon Has Good Intentions But Stumbles

Title: Deepwater Horizon Director: Peter Berg Summary: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. There are some subjects that just make sense for being made into movies. The tragic events on the Gulf of Mexico that took place […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The Magnificent Seven Misses The Mark But Not By Much

Review: The Magnificent Seven Misses The Mark But Not By Much

Title: The Magnificent Seven Director: Antoine Fuqua Summary: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. The western is a genre that Hollywood keeps trying to bring back because it remembers a time when making a western would print money at the box office. However, […]