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

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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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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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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Action

REVIEW: “Wrath of Man” (2021)

When it comes to action stars Jason Statham just has “it”. I can’t clearly define what “it” is, but you know it when you see it. It’s a healthy mix of charisma, grit, and physicality. Since Statham’s leading man breakthrough in 2002’s “The Transporter”, he has shown over and over that his anti-hero brand is […]

REVIEW: “Wrath of Man” (2021)
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Crime

Saw V (2008) Review

Time: 92 minutes Age Rating: Torture & Sadistic Violence Cast: Tobin Bell as John Kramer Costas Mandylor as Detective Mark Hoffman Scott Patterson as Agent Peter Strahm Betsy Russell as Jill Tuck Julie Benz as Brit Meagan Good as Luba Gibbs Mark Rolston as Agent Dan Erickson Carlo Rota as Charles Director: David Hackl Although Jigsaw […]

Saw V (2008) Review
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Action

Movie Review: Danish, Dark, Bloody and…Sweet? “Riders of Justice”

Imagine the nerds from “The Big Bang Theory” stumbling into the plot of “Taken,” or pretty much any Liam Neeson out-for-revenge thriller. Now imagine them Danish. That’s “Riders of Justice,” the dark, bloody, sweet and sometimes hilarious comic thriller from Anders Thomas Jensen. He scripted the Oscar-winning “In a Better World,” which had similar messaging […]

Movie Review: Danish, Dark, Bloody and…Sweet? “Riders of Justice”
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Crime

Mitchum is Marlowe in Chandler’s “Farewell, My Lovely” (1975)

Robert Mitchum was a high-mileage/hard-miles 57 when he took on Raymond Chandler’s iconic private eye Philip Marlowe in 1975’s “Farewell, My Lovely,” a character immortalized by Bogie in “The Big Sleep” in a story of that had been filmed twice before, in the film noir-mad 1940s. He wasn’t too old to take the part, but […]

Classic Film Review: Mitchum is Marlowe in Chandler’s “Farewell, My Lovely” (1975)
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Horror

REVIEW: “The Seventh Day” (2021)

Throughout my many years of covering and reviewing movies I’ve been pretty vocal about my belief that Guy Pearce is (and for a long time has been) one of the most underrated and undervalued actors in the business today. He’s charismatic, incredibly diverse, and easily one of the industry’s busiest workers (he has FOUR films […]

REVIEW: “The Seventh Day” (2021)

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Adventure

The Mitchells vs The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines is that one movie that is funny, greatly animated, a good message, and fun action for the whole family to enjoy!!! Real Rating: 4.5 Evil Appliances What I Like: -It is everything you need in a animated film, first off the animation is great with the blend of cartoon and […]

The Mitchells vs. the Machines
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Action

Thunderball (1965)

Any Bond film was going to pale in comparison to Goldfinger, but even so Thunderball was a remarkably weak effort – and easily the weakest film in the Sean Connery canon. Neither as light on its feet as Goldfinger, nor as taut or propulsive, Thunderball mainly unfolds in the Bahamas, where Bond has to thwart […]

Young: Thunderball (1965)
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Action

Saul Wick – Nobody (2021)

Embracing your inner badass. So this is about an everyday person (Bob Odenkirk). He’s an unremarkable family man, and he would not stand out in a crowd. On a night where his home is robbed, the dominos start falling which will lead to him going on a mayhem-filled spree. Now I was looking forward to […]

Saul Wick – Nobody (2021)

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Movie Reviews

Movie Review: “The Sleepless” and Lonely Strangers meet in Brooklyn’s Wee Hours

“The Sleepless” is drama and romance at its most elemental and charming — just two insomniacs, meeting and chatting on a long walk through the empty streets of Brooklyn at dawn. Sometimes cute, occasionally touching and generally charming, it won’t go down as one of the great “just a conversation” films. The dialogue doesn’t paint […]

Movie Review: “The Sleepless” and Lonely Strangers meet in Brooklyn’s Wee Hours
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Biography

Movie Review: Walken vs Monsanto, “Percy vs. Goliath”

Truth be told, Christopher Walken has always worn his pants grandpa-high, his hats a little out-of-date. And he’s always grown a mean goatee, even in his silvery “legend of the cinema” years. So it’s no stretch thinking of him as a grandfatherly Saskatchewan canola farmer getting his back up when pushed around by Big Ag […]

Movie Review: Walken vs Monsanto, “Percy vs. Goliath”
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Amazon Prime

Those People Next Door (1953)

During the war, a titled family object to their squadron leader son’s engagement to the daughter of a factory worker. This is a film I watched due to the desire to expand my repertoire of films. Amazon Prime certainly is the place to find the sorts of films people forget. It’s also quite an obscure […]

These People Next Door (1953)
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Action

Film Review – Wrath of Man (2021)

Title – Wrath of Man (2021) Director – Guy Ritchie (Snatch) Cast – Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, Niamh Algar Plot – Follows the mysterious H (Statham), a violent man who works at a cash truck company in Los Angeles and a man who gets caught up in a dangerous […]

Film Review – Wrath of Man (2021)
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