Midsommar (2019) – Review

CONTAINS SPOILERS Back in July 2019, I decided to take a semi-permanent break from this site to focus on other things. I think even though I had no plan to come back into regular reviewing on Sarah Saw a Movie at the time, I always knew that one film would leave me so desperate to... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood Review

Written by Barry Levitt The Overview A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. (IMDb) The Review In a summer overflowing with remakes, sequels and attempts to keep various franchises afloat, its something... Continue Reading →

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) – Review

Director: Michael Dougherty Starring: Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance The Overview The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. (Source: IMDb) The Review The overriding complaint... Continue Reading →

Aladdin (2019) – Review

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The Overview A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. (Source: IMDb) The Review Even as my fingers type the title of yet... Continue Reading →

May 2019 – Review Round-up

Eighth Grade Impeccably written and directed by Bo Burnham and exceptionally played by young Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade is a horrifyingly real and emotionally complex coming of age film. This coupled with Greta Gerwig's Ladybird makes for the most relatable onscreen female characters I have seen in recent years, and there were moments of Eighth Grade that... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl The Overview Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man. (Source: IMDb) The... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Ant-Man (2015)

Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña. The Overview Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders The Overview When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan The Overview A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe. (Source: IMDb) The Review Full disclosure upfront: I thought Guardians looked crap when I first saw the trailer!... Continue Reading →

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