Review: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Sam Raimi's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" wastes no time in living up to its title.  Seconds after the Marvel Logo fades we're hurtling through an alternate reality as a ponytailed, bi-lingual Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and a young woman we later learn to be America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) is pursued by a vicious [...]

By |2022-05-05T22:38:08-07:00May 5th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Family Romance, LLC

The German filmmaker Werner Herzog has always been interested in exploring non-Western based cultures, within his larger interest in the tumultuous relationship between nature and man. With his film “Family Romance, LLC” (2019), which is set in Japan with Japanese actors speaking in their own native language, Herzog has once again created a fascinating portrayal [...]

By |2022-04-30T23:17:41-07:00April 30th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: The Northman

Robert Eggers has a unique gift for storytelling, an uncommon trait in common land. Eggers is uncommon in that there are few modern directors working today who can keep an audience captivated with a sublime heady story while paying attention to the innate details behind crucial details of a movie: performances, set decorations, cinematography, music; [...]

By |2022-04-22T10:12:46-07:00April 22nd, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

It can't be easy to be Nicolas Coppola.  The pressure from his surname alone led him to the Cage moniker. His career is as wide as it has been long.  Iconic Action flicks, Oscar-Winning dramas, throwaway popcorn flicks, and direct-to-video-dollar-bin movies.  It's hard for most of us to even imagine "The Unbearable Weight of Massive [...]

By |2022-04-21T23:01:07-07:00April 21st, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Father Stu”

"Father Stu" is a biopic based on the tumultuous life of Stuart Long, a man who went from a semi-successful heavyweight boxer, to a mostly-failed actor, to a beloved yet blunt Catholic Priest. Mark Wahlberg originally announced this project back in 2016, but it has had a long journey from concept to screen, and only [...]

By |2022-04-16T13:51:02-07:00April 16th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

They say everything comes better in pairs, and never have I ever seen a film like Daniels' wonderous experience that is "Everything Everywhere All at Once." Experience is a keyword, and while I'll get gruff for suggesting that not every film is an experience rather than an event, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" is both [...]

By |2022-04-08T13:34:41-07:00April 8th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Farewell Amor

The immigrant experience has been explored before in film, but “Farewell Amor” (2020) takes the cinematic depiction of immigration to new artistic heights. “Farewell Amor” is the feature debut of the Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi, and it is an astonishingly assured film that recalls the domestic dramas of such cinematic giants as Yasuiro Ozu and [...]

By |2022-03-25T23:15:13-07:00March 25th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Lost City”

Channing Tatum has had an interesting rise to stardom. Many don't realize that he got his start in Coach Carter, but then stole the show in the first Step Up film. Since then he has had roles in what seems like the gamut of genres, including Sci-fi (Jupiter Ascending), action (GI Joe, Haywire), historical fiction (The Eagle), and even straight [...]

By |2022-03-24T15:45:53-07:00March 24th, 2022|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “X”

A24 has developed a reputation for releasing gorgeous horror films that are as smart as they are gruesome.  "X," Ti West's latest foray into the genre continues this tradition with a film that is a masterful combination of hedonism, horror, humor, and homages. The story takes place over 24 hours in 1979.  The first image [...]

By |2022-03-18T16:38:38-07:00March 18th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Fresh” (2022)

"Fresh" (2022) is a brilliant, razor-sharp satire, about what it's like for women trying to date these days.  Even a man who seems to be a "good guy" may see the woman as little more than a piece of meat. Writer Lauryn Kahn and Director Mimi Cave craft a fresh (sorry) take on the horrors [...]

By |2022-03-04T23:15:47-07:00March 4th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments