Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Patriots Day Insults The People It Claims To Honor

Review: Patriots Day Insults The People It Claims To Honor

Title Patriots Day Director: Peter Berg Summary: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. It’s a fundamental human trait that we are both disgusted and fascinated by acts […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Title: A Monster Calls Director: J.A. Bayona Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness. There are pieces of media in your life that are always going to make you cry. The dog episode of Futurama, the end of Big Fish; these are all things […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Summary: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. There are important movies that come out each year. This year one could argue that the most important movie to come out in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Kaitlyn’s Top 5 And Bottom 5 Movies Of 2016

Kaitlyn’s Top 5 And Bottom 5 Movies Of 2016

Top 5 5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the riskiest movie that Disney and Lucasfilm have made so far. There was so much riding on this as we find out whether or not people would care about a Star Wars movie Star without the Skywalker family in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Yet Another Failed Video Game Adaptation

Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Yet Another Failed Video Game Adaptation

Title: Assassin’s Creed Director: Justin Kurzel Summary: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Hollywood has been trying to make movies out of video games since the 90’s and they don’t seem to […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Title: Sing Director: Christopher Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Summary: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. If the box office and television ratings are any indication there are two things that people love; talking animals and singing competitions. […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Title: Fences Director: Denzel Washington Summary: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. I’ve written about the fact that often adaptations fail because they don’t realize that different mediums are consumed differently. […]

 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 […]