Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 22nd, 2018 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

With Hearts Beat Loud, Haley has composed a universally accessible human drama of music, romance and family that brought tears to my eyes while at the same time had me wanting to leap out of my seat in order to give it a hearty cheer.

With Hearts Beat Loud, Haley has composed a universally accessible human drama of music, romance and family that brought tears to my eyes while at the same time had me wanting to leap out of my seat in order to give it a hearty cheer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 21st, 2018 - Movie Reviews

The director is at his best, though, when he allows all of the prehistoric beasties to chomp down on a variety of varying victims, and there were certainly times I wondered what might have been had Bayona made a straightforward dino-themed horror flick instead of another installment in the Jurassic Park universe.

The director is at his best, though, when he allows all of the prehistoric beasties to chomp down on a variety of varying victims, and there were certainly times I wondered what might have been had Bayona made a straightforward dino-themed horror flick instead of another installment in the Jurassic Park universe.

The Rider (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 15th, 2018 - Movie Reviews

A naturalistic marvel of restraint, The Rider is a cinematic triumph I’ll not soon forget.

A naturalistic marvel of restraint, The Rider is a cinematic triumph I’ll not soon forget.

Tag (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 15th, 2018 - Movie Reviews

What’s most annoying is just how much the film wastes such an extraordinary cast and an inherently funny premise and in the process does little to nothing memorable with either of them. It just doesn’t work, and in a year where smart, character-driven ensemble R-rated comedies have made something of a comeback, Tag is an unfunny game of tedious nonsense I personally think isn’t worth playing.

What’s most annoying is just how much the film wastes such an extraordinary cast and an inherently funny premise and in the process does little to nothing memorable with either of them. It just doesn’t work, and in a year where smart, character-driven ensemble R-rated comedies have made something of a comeback, Tag is an unfunny game of tedious nonsense I personally think isn’t worth playing.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 15th, 2018 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

It’s impossible to watch Morgan Neville’s Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and not come away from the experience moved.

It’s impossible to watch Morgan Neville’s Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and not come away from the experience moved.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Interview with Morgan Neville

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 15th, 2018 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I feel like there is no one out there speaking to the value of civility. Fred Rogers is that person. At a time when those basic ideas of the social compact of how we’re supposed to live together feel threatened, Fred is a vehicle to have this conversation around remembering that those underpinnings of civility and kindness are the things that will keep our society from falling apart.”
– Morgan Neville

“I feel like there is no one out there speaking to the value of civility. Fred Rogers is that person. At a time when those basic ideas of the social compact of how we’re supposed to live together feel threatened, Fred is a vehicle to have this conversation around remembering that those underpinnings of civility and kindness are the things that will keep our society from falling apart.”
– Morgan Neville

Incredibles 2 (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 14th, 2018 - Movie Reviews

Ultimately, Incredibles 2 matters because Bird understands we as an audience are fond of Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack because they in turn love one another with selfless transparency. They’re the reason any of this has resonance, the reason we’ve been eagerly longing for a new adventure featuring each of them for over a decade.

Ultimately, Incredibles 2 matters because Bird understands we as an audience are fond of Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack because they in turn love one another with selfless transparency. They’re the reason any of this has resonance, the reason we’ve been eagerly longing for a new adventure featuring each of them for over a decade.

“The Rider” – Interview with Brady Jandreau

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 13th, 2018 - Interviews

“It’s not a movie about an event. It’s a movie about people. That’s what it is.”
– Brady Jandreau

“It’s not a movie about an event. It’s a movie about people. That’s what it is.”
– Brady Jandreau

Tomb Raider (2018) (4K Ultra HD)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 12th, 2018 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD

I’ve seen Tomb Raider four times now, which is the most I’ve watched any single 2018 release so far this year. That probably says it all.

I’ve seen Tomb Raider four times now, which is the most I’ve watched any single 2018 release so far this year. That probably says it all.

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