Keith the Critic

Keith VansickleKeith the Critic 







The Possession of Hannah Grace

 Three out of Four Stars

3 out of 4 stars

hannahgraceHannah Grace as played by Kirby Johnson whose exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the young womans life. Months later, morgue worker Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) takes delivery of a disfigured body during the graveyard shift. With her locked inside the basement corridors, Megan's horrifying visions soon lead her to believe that the body is possessed by a demonic force.

Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars is great in her part as an ex-cop who just of got out of rehab to work the graveyard shift in the hospital morgue.  Kirby Johnson was great as Hannah Grace, her performances really stood out as both the victim and as the demon. There were outstanding special effects that were perfectly employed along with the performances.




Green Book

 Four out of Four Stars

4 out of 4 stars

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A working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. The film plays on the segregation era to build the relationship between the protagonists. Mahershala Ali's character Helps Viggo write love letters to his wife, played by Linda Cadellini, and her friends are constantly impressed with the letters and press thier own spouses to write letters the same way. 


This should be nominated for best film, best director, best actor, best supporting actor, and best actress, best writing. this film is one of the best films I have seen this year. A good film for the family, and a good perspective on segragation and racism in the 60's. 




Ralph Breaks The Internet

 Four out of Four Stars

4 out of 4 stars


Ralph Breaks InternetDirector Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. A superior sequel which was nominated for best animated feature in the Golden Globes. 


I think this film is better than the first. Amazing animation, excelent cast, John C. Reilly, Sarah Siverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Lynch, Ed O'Neill, Alfred Molina, Alan Tudyk. Excelent Direction by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. A perfect family film that only gets better with each viewing. I suggest seeing it in 3D, but 2D is just as entertaining.





Creed 2

 3 and half stars

3 1/2 out of 4 stars


 Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is traing heavyweight contender Adonis Creed to face off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. Creed 2


The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa is originaly reluctant to serve as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed as he prepares to go head to head with the son of the boxer that took his fathers life. 


This is more than just a boxing film as the characters all deal with personal expeiriances such as honoring you parents, preparing for parenthood, and developing relationships and friendships. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren and Brigitte Nielsen are all great and story is wonderfully writen. 




The Rider

 One half star

1 1/2 out of 4 stars 


The RiderBased on his a true story, THE RIDER is about Brady Jandreau (Brady Blackburn) forced to end his rodeo circuit days after being warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. After taking on a regular job at a grocery store he is recognozed by fans wondering when he will compete again. Thus begining his search for new meaning to his life. 


This movie was very well writen, and looked promising, however some of the acting was subpar. I wouldn't suggest this film unless it was free or on cable. I would recomend Urban Cowboy over this film. 



Boy Erased 

 Four out of Four Stars

4 out of 4 stars

This film tells the true story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) as being gay at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum, To please boyerased 745 420his parents he attends conversion therapy rather than be shunned by the community. 


Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, and Joel Edgerton should all be nominated for best Actors and Actress, they were all phenominal in their roles. Joel Edgerton should also be nominated for best writer and director, for his work is amazing. Go watch this film it will not dissapoint you. This film is one of the top 10 films I have seen this year.


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