Movie Reviews

Movie Review: BLOW THE MAN DOWN Starring David Coffin, David Pridemore, Adam Wolf Mayerson

Posted: March 20, 2020 at 9:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

As one of my favorite television shows likes to point out: bad gas travels fast in a small town. And so it is in Easter Cove, the setting for Blow the Man Down. It’s a tiny fishing community in New England that, if you’re old enough to remember, may remind you a bit of the […]

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Movie Review: THE HUNT Starring Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Friday the 13th of this March sees the release of the anticipated political thriller The Hunt, directed by Craig Zobel. Shelved since the film’s original release date of September 27th, 2019 – the film used its delay as a marketing source, drumming up some excitement for its release using the tagline “The most talked about […]

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Movie Review: Disney-Pixar ONWARD Starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland

Posted: March 6, 2020 at 8:26 am   /   Movie Reviews

Onward is the twenty-second film being added to the Disney/Pixar catalog and the first of two releasing in 2020. In its opening minutes, the film presents us with the world as it once was – vibrant lands filled with magic and mythical creatures like fairies, unicorns and elves. The element of magic is present in […]

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Movie Review: STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN Starring Ben Schwartz, Billy Crystal, Grace Gummer

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Things don’t always work out the way you want them to.  Sometimes you move away from home and become a big star. And other times, more often than not, you decide to move back home. The latter is what happens in Matt Ratner’s feature directorial debut Standing Up, Falling Down, a beautifully tragic study of […]

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Movie Review: THE CALL OF THE WILD Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Cara Gee

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 10:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something inherently romantic with the Yukon wilderness. It’s hard to nail down exactly what it is: perhaps it’s the idea of exploring the pristine, undisturbed world of the Yukon. Or perhaps the romanticized notion of striking it incredibly rich on your own. When I was growing up, […]

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Movie Review: THE PHOTOGRAPH Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris

Posted: February 14, 2020 at 9:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m going to be frank with you, movies like Stella Meghie’s The Photograph put me in a difficult position when it comes to writing about them. It’s not necessarily a bad movie per say, but it’s not very good either. I personally could not find any ways of connecting with it at all.  The Photograph […]

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Movie Review: ‘Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’

Posted: February 7, 2020 at 1:06 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (which moving forward will simply be referred to as Birds of Prey,) is the latest installment in the DC extended universe. The film also marks the first major release of 2020 in the superhero/comic adaption genre, putting some extra weight on its shoulders. While […]

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Movie Review: THE TURNING Starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

Posted: January 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Floria Sigismondi, a seasoned music video director, helmed the latest take on the classic novella by Henry James (The Turning of the Screw) with this weekend’s release of The Turning. The film, which suggests it’s the year 1994 with a news report on the death of Curt Cobain (among other things, such as a landline […]

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Movie Review: THE GENTLEMEN Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery

Posted: January 24, 2020 at 7:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

After a billion-dollar stint with the Mouse, Guy Ritchie has gone back to his roots with the twelfth feature-length film of his career, The Gentlemen. The film follows a slew of characters through several twists and turns in a thriving drug empire in London, led by none other than Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Pearson. As […]

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Movie Review: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence

Posted: January 17, 2020 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

If you’ve ever seen the movie Major League II, there’s a scene towards the beginning of the film where two of the main characters are watching the trailer for the action movie one of them is starring in. As the action gets increasingly outlandish and impossible, the star of the film can’t contain his excitement, […]

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