Movie Reviews & Interviews from Washington

‘Baggage Claim’ Review: Cliched & Cheesy Rom-Com Reuses Old Storyline

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

In the first 15 minutes of Baggage Claim, there is a slow-motion love scene that is the cheesiest (and funniest) two minutes I’ve seen in movies all year. People were laughing in the audience to the point of snoring and the eye rolls were so outstanding I could practically hear them. That’s when I knew […]

‘Gravity’ Review: Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Watching Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is the closest I could possibly know what being in space might feel like. There are a few memorable films about life in space including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13 and even Armageddon; but Gravity is different. In Gravity, there are no flashbacks to life on Earth, no shots of […]

‘Captain Phillips’ Review: Tom Hanks is Remarkable in this True Story

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Tom Hanks has been my favorite actor ever since I saw him in Forrest Gump when I was in elementary school. I could list all of his amazing performances from You’ve Got Mail to Cast Away to The Green Mile, even Toy Story! I could go on and on. Earlier this year I saw the […]

’12 Years a Slave’ Review: Honest, Courageous & Wonderfully Acted

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” –Solomon Northup Director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is this year’s unforgettable instant classic. Based on the book of the same name, 12 Years a Slave takes place in the 1800s and tells the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man who was […]

‘Carrie’ Review: Chloe Grace Moretz Amazes in the Title Role

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Everyone is calling director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie a “reimagining” or a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma film. That may be the case, but after watching the film, comparing Peirce’s film to the 1976 horror classic would be doing the film an injustice. In my opinion, this Carrie is more of an adaptation of […]

‘The Counselor’ Review: Fassbender is Excellent, But Film Lacks Thrills

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

The Counselor is an interesting movie because it’s unlike anything director Ridley Scott (2012’s Prometheus) has ever done. But on the other hand, The Counselor is not an outstanding movie, because Cormac McCarthy’s (2007’s No Country for Old Men) screenplay allows for no character development and comes off as pretentious, confusing and at times boring. […]

‘Last Vegas’ Review: Huge Talent Barely Lifts Lazy Screenplay

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Last Vegas is an excuse for some Hollywood A-listers to get together, hang out, beat up guys half their age and score a major paycheck. Last Vegas could’ve been the older generation’s version of The Hangover, but instead it succumbs to a cheesy screenplay and mediocre laughs. Spray-tanned sixty-something Billy (Michael Douglas) spontaneously proposes to […]

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