Last Saturday, I had the opportunity––nay, the privilege––to see the long-awaited finale of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. With Fifty Shades Freed finally adapted for and released on the silver screen, this trilogy of sin is complete at last. The film itself is nothing short of a masterpiece––awkward cinematography, agonizingly clumsy line delivery, and some of the most cringe-worthy writing I have personally ever witnessed make this movie among of the finest of its genre. All fifteen people in the movie theater I attended, especially the sixty-year-old man who kept shushing my friends and I, were on the edge of our seats, completely enthralled by the performances. But this delightful little film wasn’t merely entertaining. Were Sir Philip Sidney (God rest his soul) still with us, he would have been proud of Fifty Shades Freed’s ability to delight and to teach. Here is but a small list of life lessons, in no particular order, that I have picked up from the final installment of the timeless trilogy that is Fifty Shades of Grey.
With the Academy Awards coming up in a few weeks, it is a time for film buffs to reflect on Hollywood’s best and recognize the movies that represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement. I, however, am not a film buff.
P.T. Barnum’s “Greatest Show on Earth” finds new life again in movie theaters as the story of the circus’ creation is told through music, dance, and the occasional high-flying acrobatic trick.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards are here. That means that in between all the uncomfortable jokes about Kevin Spacey, we’re going to try to recognize the best and brightest Hollywood has to offer, probably just to be proven wrong years later.
Ruining the world one bitch fit at a time
In which we get excited about Chan-wook Park’s latest film effort
It may be an unpopular opinion, but Lincoln and Les Miserables were definitely not anything all that special. . .