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Review: “The Wall”

“The Wall” – What images immediately come to mind when you read the words, “war movie”?  Human history unfortunately can provide thousands of examples in which people become mired in mass conflict and attempt to kill one another, and the big screens sometimes masterfully recapture those horrific struggles. For me, three films immediately pop into [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Risk”

Risk – Director Laura Poitras stunned the cinema world in 2014 with her Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour”, featuring an exclusive on camera interview with Edward Snowden, the famous whistleblower from the CIA and NSA.  Snowden may have been only sitting on his bed in a nondescript Hong Kong hotel room, but over the course of the [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Dinner”

“The Dinner” – Look up “dinner” in the dictionary, and it reads “the principal meal of the day” and “a formal feast or banquet”.  For most households, however, dinner has a larger meaning.  It is a time when families congregate to share their experiences and feelings while also - functionally - breaking bread.  Sometimes laugher [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

I’ve been developing a theory over the past few years.  It still needs further research, but it seems to hold true.  You can tell a film will be exceptional or exceptionally poor based on the creativity of the opening credits.  The opening credits of GotG2 is a great example of this.  The team has assembled [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: “The Circle”

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin It's almost cliche at this point to use the above quote, but it encapsulates the theme of Emma Watson's latest film, The Circle.  The film is directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and is based on [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review – “American Gods”

Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” is finally premiering Sunday night, April 30th on STARZ.   That statement will either fill you with excitement or curiosity depending on if you are familiar with the 2001 award winning novel it is based on or not.  Reviewing the series is tricky, as the information to properly critique it varies [...]

By |April 30th, 2017|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews, T.V. Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”

It's really hard for me to believe, but there are now a staggering 28 DC Animated Feature Films.  I remember in 2006 when the first one came out, Superman Doomsday, which was an adaptation the Death and Return of Superman story arc from back in the 90's.  Yet I could never have dreamed that they would find [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews|2 Comments

Review: “The Lost City of Z”

“The Lost City of Z” – “It is there, and we must find it.” – Col. Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) “Ain’t nobody comes back from up there.” – A disbeliever When traveling, I frequently look to my phone for five-star reviews for some out of the way restaurant or coffee shop.  Sure, I may not [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Promise”

“The Promise” – “There are churches and mosques like you wouldn’t believe.” In 1914 Constantinople, this is Mikael Boghosian’s (Oscar Isaac) reaction to Turkey’s most prominent city.  Although cultural differences can be a source of tension and divisiveness, Turks and Armenians live in relative harmony during this time, not only in this massive cultural center, [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Free Fire”

Humor and violence have always had an odd symbiotic relationship.  Be it was Buster Keaton narrowly avoiding catastrophe or Larry, Moe, and Curly gleefully gouging each other’s eyes out, we seem to have a primal enjoyment for brutality. If the violence from old Looney Toon and Tom & Jerry cartoons were brought into reality, it [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments