Horror

“The Devil Below” (2021)

In the upcoming horror thriller “The Devil Below” from director Brad Parker an abandoned Appalachian mining town holds a dark and deadly secret. Back in the 1970s the tight community of Shookum Hills was decimated by what was ruled an “environmental disaster”. As a result the town burned to the ground and as many as […]

REVIEW: “The Devil Below” (2021)
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Animation

“Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC

It’s a Tom & Jerry cartoon, so we’re not splitting the atom here. Besides, I’m pretty sure Jerry split that sucker over Tom’s noggin back in the ’50s, when they were at MGM. The “Tom & Jerry” movie is, first and foremost, cute. Animated animals — cats, a mouse, a rat, a dog, a goldfish, […]

Movie Review: “Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC
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Crime

“Cherry” (2021)

Tom Holland once again separates himself from his friendly neighborhood superhero persona in the new Apple Original “Cherry”. Last year he did it with “The Devil All the Time”, a dark and violent Southern Gothic drama. Next to “Cherry” that flick plays like an afternoon special on the Disney Channel. This time Holland throws aside […]

REVIEW: “Cherry” (2021)

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Drama

Minari

This perfect little movie made my heart sing today. It’s humble and understated but flawlessly distills everything that is right about life and love and family and hope into a simple yet effective cinematic microcosm. Jacob (Steven Yeun) moves his family from their small apartment in California to a farm in Arkansas. Well, a potential […]

Minari
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Comedy

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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Biography

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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Drama

The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian is a legal political thriller that for the most part was engaging, especially with Tahar Rahim playing a tortured prisoner very well!!! Real Rating: 4 Case Files What I Like: -The film is all about Tahar Rahim’s portrayal of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years as an alleged […]

The Mauritanian
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Drama

Nomadland

Nomadland is an interesting story, if only it captivates for most of the film, not some of it!!! Real Rating: 3 Road Trips What I Like: -The style and tone by director Chloe Zhao is very unique, it does bring some strong cinematography, especially when showing the landscapes of the Midwest and Western part of […]

Nomadland

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Crime

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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Drama

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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Action

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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Drama

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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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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Drama

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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Drama

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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Biography

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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