SPOILER FREE REVIEW: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

There is one indisputable truth about the final episode in the Skywalker Saga.  After "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi" it is impossible to make a movie that everyone will love.   It's equally impossible to make a movie that will coherently conclude the two thematically opposed precursors.  Armed with these expectations, it's possible to [...]

By |2019-12-19T12:27:53-07:00December 19th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Phoenix Critics Circle Awards 2019 Winners

On December 13th, 2019, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners. “Parasite” picked up the award for Best Picture along with three other awards. The complete list of winners and nominations is listed below: Best Picture Winner - Parasite Other Nominees: 1917 The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Marriage [...]

By |2019-12-18T09:49:08-07:00December 18th, 2019|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

“6 Underground”

Michael Bay is known for fast moving films with lots of flashing lights, rendering mayhem wherever he can get it on the screen. Ryan Reynolds is also known for fast moving films with lots of flashing lights, rendering mayhem where he can get it on the screen. Sounds like the right ingredients for an explosive [...]

By |2019-12-13T13:06:20-07:00December 13th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Movie Review: “In Fabric”

A24 has been releasing some of the most unique and visually stunning films for years now, especially in the horror genre.  Their latest offering, "In Fabric" is no slouch.  Crafted by Writer/Director  Peter Strickland, "In Fabric" is dripping with style, even if it's a bit thin in the story department. The movie plays out as [...]

By |2019-12-05T20:21:16-07:00December 5th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

Prior to seeing the movie, I read Stephen King's novel "Doctor Sleep."  Although the majority of the book was wonderful, it lived up to the running joke in "IT Chapter 2."  King has trouble nailing the endings.  It wasn't necessarily bad but was anti-climatic and derivative of some of King's other stories.  With "Gerald's Game", [...]

By |2019-11-08T09:24:59-07:00November 8th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Motherless Brooklyn

One might take notice of “Motherless Brooklyn,” Edward Norton’s latest film, and react with disdain to its title. Don’t. The title of the film is as subtly complex as the characters who populate this noir, adapted by Norton from Jonathan Lethem’s novel. Norton plays Lionel Essrog, a private detective investigating the murder of his mentor [...]

By |2019-11-01T16:25:14-07:00November 1st, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Stop me if you've heard this one before.  Two soldiers are sent back in time from the future.  One has come to protect a child, the other to kill it, altering the future.  Our heroes run until they take a stand, at which point an emotional sacrifice will be made to ensure mankind's survival.  "Terminator: [...]

By |2019-10-31T20:59:37-07:00October 31st, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Kill Team” (2019)

Dan Krauss' "The Kill Team" is a dramatization of the Maywand District murders which was previously covered in his 2013 documentary by the same name. Between 2009 and 2010 a small group of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan were led on a series of raids by Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård.)   Deeks comes across as a self-righteous [...]

By |2019-10-25T14:14:31-07:00October 25th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

The Lighthouse

If we take the proverbial meaning of a lighthouse, it is a structure meant to warn of dangerous coastlines for navigation and mark safe entries into harbors. Modern day electronic navigation systems have seen the decline of the lighthouse. In the 1800’s as is the setting for Robert Eggers’s “The Lighthouse,” they were prevalent and [...]

By |2019-10-25T12:48:05-07:00October 25th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments