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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Beautiful Boy

“Beautiful Boy” is one of the definitive films about drug addiction and how the addiction affects the addict’s family. This is one of the film’s best qualities. It’s a unique perspective, as where typically it’s told through the addict’s perspective who usually gets the focus. “Beautiful Boy” which was produced by Brad Pitt, tells the story of David Sheff, a …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald

In 2016, only a mere 5 years after the final “Harry Potter” film, that was “Deathly Hallows: Part 2”. We got the first of a planned 5 movie “Harry Potter” prequel franchise. Taking place 70 years before Harry and the gang is “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”, that featured an all adult cast and took a slightly darker …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Kindergarten Teacher

Netflix is churning out more original films and programming than most major studios. This past week Netflix has released their newest original film, after having a short run at both Sundance and the Toronto Film Festivals. It’s a remake of the 2014 Israeli Film “The Kindergarten Teacher”. This time directed with a woman’s perspective by filmmaker Sara Colangelo who took …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Destination Wedding

One of the many things I love about Keanu Reeves is that he takes the time and enjoys releasing the smaller independent films between shooting his big studio films. A few months ago he released the independent crime thriller “Siberia”. While I enjoyed the film it doesn’t come close to his newest film “Destination Wedding”, which finds itself to be …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Mandy

When the trailer for “Mandy” was released I knew right away it was going to be an experience unlike any other. Boy it sure was. Movies like this don’t end up at the Sundance film festival but it did earlier this year as part of their midnight movie showcase. “Mandy” falls exactly in that category as a “midnight movie”. The …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Nobody’ Fool

After working with Lionsgate Films for nearly a decade to build the Tyler Perry empire. The movie, stage and tv mogul has produced, written, directed and starred in his products, has decided to head on a new path by retiring the Madea character that he is best known for this coming March. The first step Perry takes is by switching …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Grinch (2018)

Illuminations “The Grinch” is as cute, as a movie can be. Illumination is the brilliant minds behind the “Despicable Me” trilogy, “The Secret Life Of Pets” and those ever loving adorable “Minions”. Being cutesy is the biggest problem facing “The Grinch”, for I think it’s too cute. Illumination does what they do best with their animated films: it’s colorful, delightful …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Darkest Minds

The craze of YA (Young Adult) adaptations really kicked off with “The Hunger Games”. With its success came the even more successful sequel “Catching Fire”. Both “Divergent” and “The Maze Runner” followed in it’s footsteps and became the best of the YA adaptations by receiving it’s own high profile films. However, “The Hunger Games” saw diminishing returns in its final …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

If Walt Disney wasn’t already the most powerful studio in the world. Within recent years it has become one after buying out Lucas Films, the Star Wars universe and now owning the cinematic Marvel Studios. This year like prior years they have churned out a wide range of films. The best and my favorite from this year is Ava Duvernay’s …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: The Hate U Give

“The Hate U Give” is a vital slice of cinema that doesn’t only deserve to be seen, but NEEDS to be seen! With only two months left in the year, I’ve had my top 4 films set in stone and I have no intention of changing them. “The Hate U Give” firmly locks itself in place as the third best …

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