In brief, I’m a Renaissance Geek. I currently operate my own film review site Elements of Madness, serve as a senior contributor for Charlotte-based arts and culture blog CLTure, and film critic for website Pretty Vacant One.
As of June 2016, NC Film Critics Association member.
Strong directorial debut from Sorkin, but it's his words that shine. He needs a certain kind of talent to be able to flow with the rhythm and finds it in leads Chastain and Elba whose verbal sparring are a highlight of the film. Fans of his work w... Read the full review »
The quasi-musical "Saturday Church", written and directed by Damon Cardasis tells the story of Ulysses (Luka Kain), a young boy yet to fully accept his gender/sexual identity and his journey of acceptance. Though largely a positive-focused narrati... Read the full review »
Inspired by the declassified story and based on the book by Doug Stanton, originally titled “Horse Soldiers,” "12 Strong" recalls the mission dubbed Task Force Dagger wherein Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) leads a dozen military men (w... Read the full review »
"The Strange Ones" is daring and creepy; a strong first feature from writer/directors Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein.
A bizarre coming-of-age tale, "The Strange Ones"s is the tale of two travelers as they make their way to a cabin in t... Read the full review »
"The Greatest Showman" can be summed up in the words of Jackman’s Barnum, “men suffer for imagining too little, not too much.” It’s an undeniable spectacle that will dazzle and delight, even if the story itself is a touch forgettable. The... Read the full review »
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has one job: to delight audiences from beginning to end. In that, "Jungle" succeeds beyond expectations. It’s not the greatest film nor is it gut-busting hilarious, but it’s incredibly fun and its humor is genu... Read the full review »