Drama

THE GOLDFINCH (2019)

The Goldfinch (2019), Ansel Elgort, Warner Bros. Pictures The Goldfinch is a movie for which I had high hopes post trailer viewing. The primary reason is the reliable cast and intriguing themes.  Starring Ansel Elgort, Luke Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard and Sarah Paulson; director John Crowley’s film is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by […]

THE GOLDFINCH (2019): The Things I Liked…
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Comedy

“Friends” Reunion Teaser Trailer & Release Date

Seventeen years ago the iconic sitcom, Friends, aired its last episode. Fans were delighted last year when it was announced there would be a reunion special to coincide with the launch of HBO Max. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the release date kept being pushed back. Well good news fellow Friends fans! Earlier today the […]

“Friends” Reunion Teaser Trailer & Release Date
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Adventure

“Plenty” of Fish in the Sea – Seaspiracy (2021)

Not a fun time. Meet filmmaker Ali Tabrizi. He likes to do his part for the environment. He picks up trash on beaches, he always carries around a reusable water bottle, and he donates money to marine conservation groups. But can he be doing more? This documentary is about him traveling the world and conducting […]

“Plenty” of Fish in the Sea – Seaspiracy (2021)
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Crime

Rope (1948) Review

Time: 81 Minutes Cast: James Stewart as Rupert Cadell John Dall as Brandon Shaw Joan Chandler as Janet Walker Cedric Hardwicke as Mr. Henry Kentley Farley Granger as Phillip Morgan Constance Collier as Mrs. Anita Atwater Douglas Dick as Kenneth Lawrence Edith Evanson as Mrs. Wilson Director: Alfred Hitchcock Two young men, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan […]

Rope (1948) Review
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Adventure

John’s Horror Corner: The Ruins (2008)

MY CALL:  I love this flick! There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s still a solid movie. We have an awesome cast giving good performances in a well-directed, deliciously gory killer plant movie. What more did you want?  MORE MOVIES LIKE The Ruins:  Well, for more killer plant movies I’d aim for Splinter (2008), Invasion of […]

John’s Horror Corner: The Ruins (2008), this “botanical horror” is a fun, gory, infection-based killer plant movie worth your time.
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Drama

The Oxygen Quandary – Stowaway (2021)

A deadly hiccup in space. So this is about a crew of three (Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim). They’re on a mission to Mars to research how to sustain life there, but there is a small problem: there is a fourth person aboard (Shamier Anderson), and there isn’t going to be enough oxygen […]

The Oxygen Quandary – Stowaway (2021)
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Crime

Dark Woods (Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes) 2020

“Dark Woods” is a German police procedural that is less about tracking down a serial killer than about the ripple effects of random, senseless violence and the pain of not-knowing what’s happened to a loved one who simply vanishes. There’s mystery in this account of a 30 year-long German case that only dogged persistence by […]

Series Review: German cops hunt a serial killer, and a kidnap victim, in the “Dark Forest (Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes)”
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Biography

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Featured on SLICEOFLIFE.COM Genre: Historical/Biographical Forget Rocky vs. Creed, Luke vs. Vader, or Batman vs. Joker. These cinematic duels rely more on testosterone than wit, and, sometimes, wit throws the stronger punch. Take the notorious interview between President Nixon and David Frost, for instance. There are no boxing […]

2021 Movie Draft: Frost/Nixon
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Drama

NOMADLAND (2020) & SOUND OF METAL (2019)

“CINEMA” REVIEWS: NOMADLAND (2020) & SOUND OF METAL (2019) Due to the being very busy at my day job I have fallen slightly behind with my film reviews. Thus, I am consolidating two quality dramas I have watched in a double bill review presentation. In fact, it is quite apt that these two films are […]

“CINEMA” REVIEWS: NOMADLAND (2020) & SOUND OF METAL (2019)
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Drama

Norwegian Netflix Original Series “Ragnarok” – Season 2 Coming Soon

Netflix’s Norse mythology-themed series “Ragnarok” returns soon for its second season and we you can now watch the trailer. Season 2 of the show will arrive globally on May 27th. The show premiered in January 2020 and is a modern coming-of-age drama rooted in Norse mythology. The series is set in the small, fictitious town […]

New Trailer for Norwegian Netflix Original Series “Ragnarok” – Season 2 Coming Soon
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Drama

Movie Review: Divorce, as personal as it gets — “The Killing of Two Lovers”

“The Killing of Two Lovers” is a break-up story as stark as its Utah-in-winter setting, as brutal as its title. The debut feature of writer-director Robert Machoian throws us into the seemingly quiet aftermath of a split, the calm after what appears to have been a just-as-calm “we need to work through some things” parting. […]

Movie Review: Divorce, as personal as it gets — “The Killing of Two Lovers”
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Action

First Glance: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

Several months ago we got an incredible cool teaser for “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, the follow-up to 2018’s critically panned but big box office success “Venom”. The film is part of the strange symbiotic (see what I did there) relationship between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. The Venom movies are not part of the […]

First Glance: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”
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Comedy

Film Review – Baby Done (2020)

Title – Baby Done (2020) Director – Curtis Vowell (Fantail) Cast – Rose Matafeo, Matthew Lewis, Emily Barclay, Rachel House Plot – Young New Zealand based couple Zoe (Matafeo) and Tim (Lewis) find themselves unexpectedly expecting and the two find themselves at odds with how their lives will now be lived with Zoe keen to […]

Film Review – Baby Done (2020)
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Action

Jupiter’s Legacy: Season 1

Jupiter’s Legacy premieres May 7 on Netflix. By Chris Flanagan Superheroes and comic book adaptations are everywhere. And Netflix is no stranger to greenlighting known properties that have a proven track record with literary fans into marquee tent poles that are required bingeing from the streaming giant. The Umbrella Academy, The Old Guard, Lucifer, and […]

Jupiter’s Legacy: Season 1 – Review
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Drama

Film Review: Short Eyes (dir by Robert M. Young) 1977

Last night, fully intent on just viewing one movie before going to bed, I decided to watch the 1977 film, Short Eyes. Why I thought that was a good idea, I’m not sure. Even though I didn’t know much about the film, I did know that it was a gritty prison drama that was written […]

Film Review: Short Eyes (dir by Robert M. Young)
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Drama

Eyes Wide Shut

Not fun. Not sexy. Release date: July 16, 1999Director: Stanley Kubrick Language: English Who should watch this movie: Cynics with very specific kinks. Fans of 90s Nicole Kidman. When should you watch this movie: Stone cold sober on a Tuesday (go for a run after). The sell: I can’t find it right now but […]

Eyes Wide Shut
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Action

Bonnie and Clyde

Part of the purpose of the Blind Spot series is to challenge myself to watch classic films outside of my comfort zone. These are usually films I’ve heard great things about but have been hesitant to watch for one reason or another. 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde definitely fall into that description. A landmark of its […]

Blind Spot 65: Bonnie and Clyde
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Action

Movie Review: EveryDaddy was “Kung Fu Fighting” — “The Paper Tigers”

Well, isn’t this just adorable? “The Paper Tigers” is a martial arts action comedy filled with punch-ups, knock-outs, insults and one-liners. Well-acted, with actors who know how to throw a kick and land a punch — and a punchline — stuntman and editor turned writer-director Quoc Bao Tran has made a debut feature that tells […]

Movie Review: EveryDaddy was “Kung Fu Fighting” — “The Paper Tigers”
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