Author: Ryan Sheehan

“Birds of Prey”—What “Suicide Squad” should have been

The best way to describe “Birds of Prey” is that it’s a spiritual successor to “Suicide Squad,” because it’s everything that “Suicide Squad” was trying to be. “Suicide Squad” was trying to be DC’s answer to “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It did this by having a cast of likable outcasts, only with a darker tone… Read more »

1917 — Entertaining and Anti-War

“1917” feels like “Dunkirk.” It’s trying to be the same thing, but I wouldn’t call it a true rip-off. Mendes makes a thriller that uses its suspense to convey the feeling of being in war. As a thriller, “1917” is great. It creates constant tension and never lets up. The plot is simple and straightforward…. Read more »

“Ford V Ferrari” – A Study of Passion

Ryan Sheehan reviews James Mangold’s latest film, “Ford V Ferrari,” which explores the design of a race car for Ford Motor Company to rival the work of Enzo Ferrari. Whether you’re a racing fan or not, “Ford V Ferrari” has something for you.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Not an Epic Finale

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is not a good movie, but it’s not completely terrible. If you’re just looking for some entertainment and can live with a flawed “Star Wars” film, then you’ll probably get some enjoyment out of “The Rise of Skywalker.”  But if you want something that feels like the finale to… Read more »

“Uncut Gems” – A Believable Look

“Uncut Gems” is exhausting. It’s an intense film— one that never gives you a break. I felt tired after watching it. I mean this as a compliment. The story, written and directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, follows Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a jeweler in New York City with a gambling addiction. He… Read more »

Zombieland 2: Double Tap — The same problems

“Zombieland 2: Double Tap,” is like the original film in many ways. It’s similar in terms of comedy, action and overall quality. Its problems are similar to the original’s as well, like feeling pointless at times and not carrying much weight.   Don’t get me wrong. “Double Tap,” like the original, can be hilarious, entertaining… Read more »

Terminator: Dark Fate – Better than expected

Imagine you’re in a class you don’t like, taught by a professor you also don’t like. One day, this professor gives you a dumb assignment worth a lot of points. You give it all you have, turn it in and get a low B. You’re happy because it’s better than you were expecting. You can… Read more »

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood–a review

Like all of Quentin Tarantino’s work,“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a movie about nostalgia. This time it’s nostalgia for an era of Hollywood that, in memory at least, was much more innocent. It’s set in 1969, with the Charles Manson Family Murders looming in the background. This series of killings, including actress Sharon… Read more »