The Washburn Review

‘The Way Back’ pulls its punches

Nicholas Solomon

May 16, 2020

“The Way Back” delivers excellent performances but falls short of spectacular.I was hoping this was not going to be a generic crowd-pleasing sports flick. The trailers showcased a “Manchester By the Sea”-esque story of...

‘Glass’ movie won’t shatter your expectations – Do Not Publish Yet

January 31, 2019

From a new hire- Do Not Publish Yet - SJ "Glass" is a film about separation. I know this because I wanted to separate from my theater seat halfway through the movie. However, it wasn't because the film's exactly terrible,...

‘Green Book’ review: Ali and Mortensen make this wholesome story worth the price of admission

December 3, 2018

A Comfort Food Bookend to 2018’s film selections.I had a blast watching "Green Book." That is due to the writing and how excellent the main actors are together. Directed by Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber", "Kingpin") and writ...

The Happytime Murders Review: master of puppets but not much else

Nicholas Solomon

August 25, 2018

Does the latest Melissa McCarthy comedy movie spark the same laughter as her others? Sort of.Essentially a buddy cop movie with puppets, "The Happytime Murders" focuses on the murders of puppets from an old children’s TV sitcom. Pr...

Mile 22 Review: Iko Uwais deserves better

Nicholas Solomon

August 19, 2018

At around 90 minutes, this film still made me doze off. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Patriot’s Day), this action movie has a simple premise that is not done any justice- some CIA agents (portrayed by Mark Wahl...

Slenderman Review: A bland mess

Nick Solomon

August 12, 2018

The urban legend of Slender Man sends shivers down the spines of its fans, but did the 2018 movie adaptation have the same effect?Directed by Sylvain White, "Slender Man" is a so called “horror” movie with the titular villain comin...