The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Category Archives: Movie

The Jungle Book 2.0: Animation at its Finest

  The live action remake of The Jungle Book was much darker than the original.  The detailed CGI amplified the violence of the story.  There were several frightening battle scenes that … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Straight Outta Compton: A Game Changer

Straight Outta Compton was gripping, engaging, and dark.  I was glued to the screen, watching everything unfold. The casting was perfect.  Each actor was like a doppelgänger of the person … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bridget Jones’s Baby Delivers Plenty of Laughs

I had no intentions of seeing Bridget Jones’s Diary.  I watched the original film for the first time not too long ago and wasn’t a big fan of it.  Because of … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ghostbusters: It May Not Be the Best Film You See This Summer, But It Will Be the Most Important

When I saw the first trailer for Ghostbusters, I became very excited.  It looked hilarious and was staring some of my favorite comedians.  I’m not a huge fan of the original Ghostbusters, … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: A Real Superhero Movie

Spotlight was a gripping film.  In a time of big action movies, Spotlight excels because of its simplicity.  It was an artistic film with an important message.  The writers, director, and … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brooklyn: The Charming Tale of a Quiet Girl in a Loud World

The perfect way to describe Brooklyn is subtle.  The acting, cinematography, costumes, and make-up all portrayed that. Brooklyn was set in the 1950s–one of my favorite time periods.  Brooklyn provided lots of … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Powerful, Gripping, and Haunting

Lee Daniels’ The Butler followed the story of a black White House butler and his life during the Civil Rights Movement.  The film was directed by a black man and the … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mad Max: Fury Road – Welcome to the Madness of A Technical Masterpiece (SPOILERS)

Story At the very start of Mad Max: Fury Road, there was a short prologue, informing us of the world we were about to enter.  We heard some audio clips and saw a few images of … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Zootopia: It Ain’t No Utopia

I decided to check out Zootopia to see what all the hoopla was about… First of all, I love that the main character was a strong female character.  This is great for … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Heartbreaking Last Five Years (SPOILERS)

I am a huge fan of both Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.  They have amazing voices.  The two of them singing together in a musical is like something out of my dreams, so of … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 1 Comment
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