Movie Reviews

Film review: Black Bear

A filmmaker suffers from writer’s block in jet-black comedy drama Black Bear, the latest effort from Lawrence Michael Levine. The initial plot sees struggling artist Allison (Aubrey Plaza) head to a rural retreat seeking inspiration for her next feature. She is entertained by expectant couple Gabe (Christopher Abbott) and Blair (Sarah Gadon) who own the […]

Film review: Black Bear
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Movie Reviews

Son of the South (2021) Review

AN INFORMATIVE, YET A MIDDLING FILM   Over the years, the dramatic efforts of biopic endeavors have been something of a cinematic fascination with Hollywood, finding filmmaking talents both in front and behind the camera flocking to be a part of these theatrical motion pictures. While the idea of creating a biographical feature film about […]

Son of the South (2021) Review
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HBO

Kate Winslet’s new HBO Series — “Mare of Easttown” — a first look

A local heroine, high school hoops star back in the down, is now a police detective in this seven episode series. Jean Smart plays her mom. A murder mystery, something new from Kate? Count me present. April 18.

Kate Winslet’s new HBO Series — “Mare of Easttown” — a first look
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Festivals&Academy

REVIEW: “The Vigil” (2021)

In the upcoming indie chiller “The Vigil” a troubled young man encounters a malevolent spirit while watching over the body of deceased man from his Jewish community in Brooklyn. It’s a religious ritual where the person watching (called a shomer if male, a shomeret if female) both protects and comforts the deceased’s soul until time […]

REVIEW: “The Vigil” (2021)
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Festivals&Academy

Norway’s Best International Feature Oscar contender “Hope”

Love, and a terminal diagnosis. Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård co-star as “artist partners” put to the relationship test when she is diagnosed with cancer. “Hope” is a shortlisted Oscar contender, so a nomination would ensure it’d get some distribution in the US. Looks intriguing.

Movie Preview: Norway’s Best International Feature Oscar contender — “Hope”
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Netflix

Netflix Series “Jupiter’s Legacy” Arrives in May

It seems like forever ago that Netflix announced 5 projects based on MillarWorld properties and now we have the the release date for one of the series “Jupiter’s Legacy”. The show will arrive on May 7th and you can even see a short teaser below for Volume 1. Steven S. DeKnight (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Spartacus”, “Buffy the Vampire […]

Netflix Series “Jupiter’s Legacy” Arrives in May From “Kingsman” Creator Mark Millar
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Movie Reviews

Synchronic (2021)

Synchronic is the latest from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and it’s a strange fever dream of a film. We start with a couple taking a drug that appears to transport them into an alternative universe, before shifting to a pair of paramedics, Steve Denube, played by Anthony Mackie, and Dennis Dannelly, played by Jamie […]

Benson & Moorhead: Synchronic (2021)
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Movie Reviews

Outside the Wire (2021) Review

With the rise of the streaming services, Netflix, the major contender in this arena, has certainly “stepped up their game” in trying to amass viewers; exploring the ideas of original content in both in TV series, limited mini-series, and feature films. In the film category, […]

Outside the Wire (2021) Review
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Festivals&Academy

Slamdance 2021: “Post Office”

Photo Credit: Slamdance ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 3.5 out of 5. We never know how our short road trip may end up in; who we will encounter or unforeseen events we might find ourselves in. What if someone requires our help along the way, and when we decide to do the right thing, it backfires at us? […]

Slamdance 2021: “Post Office”
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Festivals&Academy

Slamdance 2021: “Taipei Suicide Story”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. What can go wrong for someone who decides to end his or her life? Perhaps, all the attempts to change one’s mind ended with no success. And when the time comes, there’s one last chance to stay and give a second chance to life or leave it behind for […]

Slamdance 2021: “Taipei Suicide Story”
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Festivals&Academy

Slamdance 2021: “A Brixton Tale”

⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 3 out of 5. A romantic relationship, especially for youth, can be hectic and unpredictable because they always try to prove something. It could quickly transform the young and innocent into a ruthless and dangerous adult, or a sweetheart which, quite obviously, “A Brixton Tale” is all about. Leah, a wealthy and ruthless […]

Slamdance 2021: “A Brixton Tale”
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Movie Reviews

Dolemite is My Name (2019)

Dolemite is My Name (2019) Released:October 25th, 2019 Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama Director: Craig Brewer Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karraszewski Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock Opening Thoughts: I really didn’t know what to expect from this film. I had […]

Delayed Review: Dolemite is My Name (2019)
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Netflix

Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)

Animated series about washed up former actor Bojack Horseman (Will Arnett) living in “Hollywoo” and trying to battle his demons at the same time. This is a show I wasn’t keen on to begin with and I vaguely remember the promo for the first series. The idea of animals as humans didn’t really appeal to […]

Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)
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Movie Reviews

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Director Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah” tells the story of the events leading up to the murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) in a raid on his apartment by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI. It’s told primarily through the perspective of […]

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
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HBO

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The hottest film of 2021 came out today! You can see Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters or on HBO Max right now. With a star-studded cast, led by proven young talents in Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, this film elucidates a dark part of U.S. history that was neglected for far too long. […]

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
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HBO

Tom and Jerry Movie (2021)

Another day and date release in both theaters and on HBO Max is coming featuring animated characters from the past. I rarely watched Tom and Jerry, so don’t know that much about the history of the cartoon. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest […]

FIRST LOOK: Tom and Jerry Movie (2021)
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Movie Reviews

Nomadland (2021)

It is the season of “Oscar bait” films. Some consider it a pejorative term. But it can be a compliment. To me, it means that the producers were willing to take a risk on a film that wasn’t necessarily made to entertain. Perhaps they are more interested in creating candid, meaningful, reflective art than merely […]

Nomadland (2021)
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Festivals&Academy

The Nevada Film Critics Society Honors Promising Young Woman

Earlier today, The Nevada Film Critics Society announced their picks for the best of 2020–early 2021 and what’s interesting is that Nomadland didn’t win a thing.  Instead, Promising Young Woman took the awards for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Meanwhile, in the supporting races, Daniel Kaluuya picked up another win […]

The Nevada Film Critics Society Honors Promising Young Woman
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Movie Reviews

Film Review – The Little Things (2021)

Title – The Little Things (2021) Director – John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) Cast – Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Chris Bauer Plot – Grizzled detective turned small town deputy Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) finds himself back in LA and teaming up with upstart detective Jim Baxter (Malek) to hunt down a serial […]

Film Review – The Little Things (2021)
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