Author Archives: Joshua T. Ruth

Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is a striking, immaculately-realized and challenging film, a stunning technical achievement that took my breath away more than once, and a moderately disappointing ending to this remarkable trilogy. Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 ‘Rise of the

Review: The Exhausting, Weaponized Stupidity of ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (2017)

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Two hours into a ‘Transformers’ movie, something happens to me. It’s like this every time. Sometime after the fifth giant action sequence and before Optimus Prime makes his speech to the Autobots I start to question everything. Is it hot

‘Get Out’ – Secrets, Easter eggs and References from Jordan Peele’s Commentary

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We are currently halfway through 2017 and ‘Get Out’ is still my favorite film of the year. It has remained consistently fascinating and re-watchable. I saw it four times in theaters. I love it. Judging from the 99% fresh rating

Review: The Wall (2017)

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One of the most interesting films of the year is an Iraq war movie starring John Cena. I know… I’m as surprised as you are.