J.R. Kinnard is a film critic and aspiring screenwriter living in Seattle, Washington.
'Dunkirk' Is a Masterpiece of Overwhelming Realism | 20 Jul 2017 // 6:00 AM
As uplifting as it is unrelenting, Christopher Nolan’s epic war thriller unites everyone in the most basic of objectives: survive to fight another day.
With 'Wish Upon' You Come for the Horror and Stay for the Comedy | 13 Jul 2017 // 5:00 AM
The clinical precision of John R. Leonetti’s simplistic horror premise is undermined by set pieces that resemble slapstick comedy routines.
Marvel Scores Again with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ | 30 Jun 2017 // 5:00 AM
Director Jon Watts hasn’t exactly transcended the genre, but he’s (re) re-booted this familiar franchise with all of the spirited adventure and adolescent awkwardness it requires.
‘Baby Driver’ Speeds Through an Irresistible World of Rascals and Reverb | 28 Jun 2017 // 3:00 AM
Baby Driver sometimes feels like a deranged mashup between Drive, Heat, and La La Land.
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Evolves Into an Emotional Powerhouse | 26 Jun 2017 // 4:00 AM
Perhaps the greatest virtue of director Matt Reeves’ film is that it captures the madness of war without ever glamorizing the abhorrent carnage.