Apple TV

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Style is half the picture. Story is the other half. William Shakespeare’s 17th-century play, The Tragedie of Macbeth, might be one of the greatest stories ever penned. If not, it’s at least one of the most durable. The desire for power, the ruthlessness of rule, and the all-consuming descent into madness that comes with conspiracy and […]

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Crime

Nightmare Alley

A swing and a miss this boring noir drama is brimming with quality visuals and A list talent. Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett put the story through its paces and make it watchable to a point, but it is a hard watch.

Nightmare Alley

Amazon Prime

Encounter

There’s few things more annoying than the cinematic bait and switch; setting up the idea of one movie in the minds of an audience, then delivering something else. Sometimes it’s because film-makers or studios change their minds, or sometimes the product doesn’t fit the marketplace; delivering a trailer for Sweeney Todd that provided no hint…

Encounter
Crime

Review: Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley is Guillermo del Toro’s followup to his surprise Oscar winner The Shape of Water. It serves as both a remake of the 1947 film noir of the same name and a new adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s novel from a year earlier, with the beloved filmmaker delivering […]

Review: Nightmare Alley
Movie Reviews

Infinite

Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite is a sci-fi action flick that imagines a world of reincarnated souls where a group of people called Infinites have the ability to remember their past lives. Within this group, there are two subgroups; the “believers,” who view their ability as a gift, and “nihilists” […]

4K Ultra HD Review: Infinite
Drama

The Father Who Moves Mountains (Tata mută munții)

A crowd pleaser with a vibrant Hollywood vibe to it, which can also meet the high standards of any movie buff. After debuting with his outstanding feature film One Step Behind the Seraphim (2017), director Daniel Sandu offers us another movie which strongly states that something is changing in Romanian filmmaking. The approach, the style, […]

The Father Who Moves Mountains (Tata mută munții)
Crime

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2022) Preview with first teaser trailer

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Yep, that’s the fantastically inspired title! And the first teaser trailer has appeared. Is anyone interested beyond the fan boys who will lap up anything they are given? This really does seem like money-grubbing. But we may be pleasantly surprised. After all, the 2018 Halloween reboot was ok with caveats. Pity […]

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2022) Preview with first teaser trailer
Crime

Mr. Robot (2015-2019)

Thought I haven’t found Rami Malek’s recent performances compelling, he is absolutely brilliant in Mr. Robot! It’s as if he’s lived his entire life with the goal to play the role of Elliot Alderson—a cybersecurity engineer who has crippling social anxiety, is addicted to morphine, and grapples with an imaginary friend. The opening scene is […]

Mr. Robot (2015-2019)
Dramedy

Dark and Disturbing Films for your Watchlist

An exploration into the human condition, into the need for love, connection, and happiness. Requiem for a Dream explores these themes through the lives of different characters who are all searching for a better life. Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) becomes addicted to losing weight, leading her to popping pills which […]

6 Dark & Disturbing Films for your Watchlist

Crime

Cast of True Story

A world-famous comedian desperately searches for a way out after a night in Philadelphia with his brother threatens to sabotage more than his success. Table Of Contents Kevin Hart as KidWesley Snipes as CarltonWilliam Catlett as HerschelPaul Adelstein as ToddChris Diamantopoulos as SavvasJohn Ales as NikosLauren London as MonycaTheo Rossi as Gene Kevin Hart as…

True Story Netflix Cast | Cast of True Story
Crime

HOUSE OF GUCCI

What in the world is House of Gucci about? On the surface House of Gucci is inspired by the true story of the Gucci family, a one-time dynasty that fell once family members started backstabbing each other with backroom dealings and buyouts. But what is the movie up to? What does it hope to gain by telling this story […]

HOUSE OF GUCCI
Crime

The Nature of Violence & Fate in No Country for Old Men

I have always been a huge fan of The Coen Brothers and a lot of that is due to my Dad who introduced Fargo, Oh Brother Where Art Thou and The Big Lebowski into our household. I always got excited when a new film of theirs was announced. Ethan Coen appears to have retired from […]

Can’t Stop What’s Comin: The Nature of Violence & Fate in No Country for Old Men
Horror

Dead Silence

There doesn’t seem to be much love in the world for killer doll movie Dead Silence. The film-makers (Leigh Whannell, James Wan) went on to bigger and better things, and disowned this early effort as mangled by studio interference, but while the creative forces may not have been satisfied with the end product, Dead Silence […]

Dead Silence
Crime

Beasts Clawing at Straws

The presence of 2021 Oscar-winner Yuh-Jung Youn, now forever to be knows as the ‘granny from Minari’, is the obvious selling point for Kim Yong-hoon’s assured debut feature. But there’s a lot more going on here, and the long-time Brad Pitt fan only features in a few scenes, although her character is certainly memorable and […]

Beasts Clutching at Straws
Drama

The Man Standing Next

It took a bit of cajoling to get me to review this South Korean political thriller because…well, because it’s a South Korean political thriller. This is a hard sell, because while most of the world is hard-wired into US politics, the development of the Korean CIA and the abuse of presidential power is a rather […]

The Man Standing Next
Movie Reviews

Barbarians (2021)

In an executive housing complex near a Druidic stone, two middle-class couples meet for a dinner party to eat, drink wine and – hopefully – sign papers which will secure one of the pairs owning their new home. But as the evening draws on, with New Age drumming nearby, relationships unfurl to […]

REVIEW: Barbarians (2021)
Horror

Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills brings the terror back to Haddonfield in the sequel to 2018’s Halloween – the true sequel to the 1978 classic of the same name. Like the 1981 sequel, this story picks up the same night the events of 2018’s terror took place. We last saw Michael Myers trapped in a burning basement of […]

Review: Halloween Kills
Amazon Prime

“The Mad Women’s Ball” (2021)

Treatment of mental illnesses has never been straightforward. Through prescribed medicines, it keeps the insane mind in control, but only temporarily, until the sanity goes away completely. There is always the question, whether doctors do everything possible to help the patients before releasing them back to society, or it’s […]

Film Review: “The Mad Women’s Ball” (2021)

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