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

Review: “Beauty and the Beast”

“Beauty and the Beast” – “Little Town, it’s a quiet village.  Every day like the one before.” Director Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s eternally wonderful, animated treasure “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) – which, in turn, was based upon the 1946 French film with the same name - reaches the big screen, and it [...]

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

Review: “The Sense of an Ending”

“The Sense of an Ending” – “The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”  - Salvador Dali Tony Webster’s (Jim Broadbent) life appears in order.  Retired, he now owns a small, vintage camera shop and [...]

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

Review: “The Ottoman Lieutenant”

“The Ottoman Lieutenant” – When someone brings up WWI in conversation with me - and quite frankly, it is usually pertaining to a movie like “Paths of Glory” (1957) or “Legends of the Fall” (1994) - brutal trench warfare in Western Europe immediately comes to mind.  Poison gas, barbed wire and chewed up bodies scattered [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “KONG:Skull Island”

With each monster movie reboot over the last few decades, Hollywood seems to have drifted further and further from what made the classics so memorable.  They were fun!  Sure, the original “Gojira” was just as much a political commentary as it was a monster mash, but it still delivered on the fun.   What the subsequent [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Last Word”

“The Last Word” – “My life isn’t over yet.” At 81, Harriet (Shirley MacLaine), has plenty of life to live, and she explains this fact to Anne (Amanda Seyfried), an obituary writer for the local paper, the Bristol Gazette. After flipping through various obituaries of old colleagues and acquaintances, Harriet takes the most unusual approach [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Logan”

“Logan” – “Not okay!” Logan (Hugh Jackman) directs these words to an uber-aggressive mutant named Laura (Dafne Keen), who is roughly 11 years-old.  She was about to make mincemeat of an unsuspecting convenience store clerk, because he caught her stealing a pair of sunglasses and a box of Pringles.  Thankfully, in a life-or-death teaching moment, [...]

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

Review: “Table 19”

“Table 19” – Weddings receptions are fun!  During a well-planned afternoon or evening, a great wedding reception can shower its guests with tasty food, adult beverages, music, dancing, laughter, and love.  Who wouldn’t love this celebration of love? Well, those sitting at Table 19, who are placed in the furthest back corner of the ballroom.  [...]

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

Movie Review: “Get Out”

During the four-year run of the “Key and Peele” show, a few things became undeniable.  These guys were true cinephiles and their keen insight on current racial topics was matched only by their sharp wit.  They brought the show to an arguably premature end in 2015 to pursue other opportunities, the first of this being [...]

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

Review: “The Great Wall”

“The Great Wall” – A lifelong thief (Matt Damon) and his equally shifty friend (Pedro Pascal) run through China’s mountainous desert and search for the weapon of their dreams.  Black powder.  They communicate with few words along with some occasional grunts and resemble a pair of mangy characters straight out of the “Conan the Barbarian” [...]

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