Review: “Queen of the Desert”

“Queen of the Desert” – “I doubt there is anyone in the world as happy as I am now.” – Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) Gertrude Bell was a pioneer, an explorer during the turn of the 20th Century, a time when women were generally not pioneers or explorers.  Gertrude’s circumstance is even more unique, because [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Gifted”

“Gifted” – “I look like a Disney character!” – Mary Adler (Mckenna Grace) Mary - a seven year old - exclaims the aforementioned comment in utter disgust while dressed in a cute, frilly red outfit.  It is her first day of school.  Until this particular day, her Uncle Frank (Chris Evans) has homeschooled her, but he [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” – “You can never tell who your enemies are or who to trust.  Maybe that’s why I love animals so much.  You look in their eyes, and you know exactly what’s in their hearts. They aren’t like people.”  - Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain) Antonina (Chastain) and Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) run a [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Review: “The Blackcoat’s Daughter”

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” – “Creepy is better than just plain scary, because you can’t look away from creepy.  You want to know the truth.” – Ransom Riggs First-time director Oz Perkins made a confusing film. He made a sinister, spooky, atmospheric, and confusing film. Throughout much of its 1-hour 33-minute runtime, Perkins barely explains why [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Boss Baby”

The Boss Baby is one of the first Dreamworks co-productions released since Comcast bought them. Oddly, two of the big releases this week are Dreamworks co-productions; Baby is co-produced with Fox and Ghost in the Shell is co-produced with Paramount. I can't speak for Ghost in the Shell because I haven't seen it, but The Boss Baby is a fairly typical Dreamworks b-level animated [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Ghost in the Shell” (2017)

Since 1989 the “Ghost in the Shell” franchise has captivated audiences in a variety of formats. The illustrations, whether static or animated were just as captivating as its philosophical musings on the nature of identity within an increasingly digital world.  While some may call these concepts dated, they are more timely than ever as our reality [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Personal Shopper”

Olivier Assayas’s latest film once again stars the criminally underrated  Kristen Stewart.  But while “Clouds of Sils Maria” fit neatly into the drama category, “Personal Shopper” is far more ambiguous. Perhaps the easiest way to sum it up is a gothic drama about a young woman who feels trapped between the living and the dead. [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Car Dogs’ – Arizona made feature film nips at the heels of Hollywood

The Arizona made feature ‘Car Dogs’ is finally hitting the theaters today. The film opens valley wide at select Harkins Theaters. Directed by ASU film instructor Adam Collis, ‘Car Dogs’ is the first-of-its-kind feature film created in conjunction with the ASU Film and Media Program. Car salesman Mark Chamberlain (Patrick J. Adams) has just been [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Review: “Power Rangers”

It really is kind of remarkable that three weeks in a row in the spring of 2017 the main wide theatrical releases are all remakes/reboots of things that were originally created during my childhood.  Last week was Beauty and the Beast (which I didn't care for), next week is Ghost in the Shell, and of course this week [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Belko Experiment”

Guest Writer: Ben Cahlamer Imagine being locked in a building with 79 of your other co-workers, ordered by a voice on a PA system to kill your co-workers.  Much like deer hunting season, the employee with the most kills, wins.  “Survival of the fittest” doesn’t even begin to describe Greg McLean’s black comedy/horror film, The Belko [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments