Wlad Sarmiento

Associate Arts Editor


Bird Box Fails to Think Outside the Box

With mediocre acting and an unrealized concept, the hype around Bird Box is confounding.


January 10, 2019

"The Crimes of Grindelwald": A Failed Magic Trick

Although leading actor Eddie Redmayne delivered an endearing performance, it was not enough to make up for the discontinuous, rapportless plot.


November 19, 2018

Entertainment is Dead in the Water in "Hunter Killer"

Full of cliched motifs and mindless action sequences, "Hunter Killer" is the worst type of bad movie.


October 29, 2018

Deadpool 2 Proves That Second Time's the Charm

"Deadpool 2" is even better than the first one, and improves on the humor, action and acting.


May 28, 2018

Heroes and Galaxies Converge In "Avengers: Infinity War"

Marvel's latest movie features it's largest-ever cast of superheroes.


May 7, 2018

In "A Quiet Place," Whispers Frighten More than Screams

John Krasinki has proven his directorial acumen, crafting a spare, taut thriller.


April 19, 2018

"Ready Player One" Courts Fans with Nostalgia, But Makes Predictable Moves

Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline's novel to the big screen. It is a flashy procession of familiar science fiction, teenage romance, and references to the 80s.


April 12, 2018

"Phantom Thread" Weaves Haunting Tapestry

The film "Phantom Thread" proves to be a thought-provoking exploration of a vulnerable yet disturbing romance.


February 15, 2018

Gary Oldman Shines in Churchill Biopic "Darkest Hour"

Gary Oldman's latest film showcases why he deserves to win an Oscar.


February 5, 2018