The Washburn Review

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ dulls audiences

Andrew Shermoen

November 13, 2017

Agatha Christie is one of the greatest mystery-writers of all time, but calamity ensues when a ham of a director such as Kenneth Branagh takes the reigns.  Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is the world’s best detective. While...

Film ‘Arrival’ ushers in the Oscar season

Andrew Shermoen

November 18, 2016

Some films leave you impressed, and then there are the films that leave you gob-smacked. “Arrival” is a shock to the system. A film that goes to great lengths to transcend its genre and does so with flying colors. “A...

‘The Girl on the Train’ stuck at the station

Andrew Shermoen

October 16, 2016

It’s a shame that one must be so disappointed by one of your most anticipated films of the year. 2016 has been filled with countless let-downs and “The Girl on the Train” is no different. With a star-studded cast of...