Category Archives: Movie Reviews

The Leopard (1963)

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The Leopard

“One of the most gorgeous movie ever made, Visconti’s THE LEOPARD is a cinematic sinfonia concertante for us to bliss out.”

[Film Review] The Leopard (1963) (Redacted after a second viewing)
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Review of Visconti’s ‘Rocco and His Brothers’

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ROCCO and HIS BROTHERS FULL MOVIE

Among other things,  Rocco & His Brothers is the story of a face. Not the face you see above, which a woman’s decorated hand is reaching to caress. That face belongs to Spiro Focas, cast as Vincenzo Parondi. Vincenzo’s visage, along with the rest of him, has already settled into lifelong complacency when the rest […]

Review of Visconti’s ‘Rocco and His Brothers’
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Raging Bull

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In 1978, a year after “New York, New York” bombed at the box office, falling into deep depression, Martin “Marty” Scorsese nearly died from a fatal drug overdose. His pal, Robert “Bobby” De Niro convinced him to get himself into rehab so they can team-up to adapt Jake La Motta’s autobiographical book titled, “Raging Bull: […]

Raging Bull
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Requiem For A Dream

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In 1978, the year John Carpenter’s “Halloween” came out, Hubert Shelby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn) published a novel titled, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s about four individuals who succumb to drug addiction as each of them try to achieve a specific goal. Fresh from his directorial debut “Pi,” Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) […]

Requiem For A Dream
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Film Review: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

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Marcel The Shell With Shoes On | Official Trailer HD | A24

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. Every year there is a movie that comes along and forces one to question their own meaning in life, whether big or small. Favorites of this ilk include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem for a Dream, Toy Story 3, La La Land, and now: Marcel the Shell […]

Film Review: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
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Film Review: All About Evil

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The All About Evil Teaser Trailer

After an insurmountable wait, 2010’s out-of-print cult classic All About Evil has finally arrived in a beautiful, blood-soaked HD restoration! Written and directed by Joshua Grannell (aka drag queen Peaches Christ, “queen of the midnight movie scene”), this horror/comedy features an impressive ensemble cast and outrageous, campy fun from […]

Film Review: All About Evil
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The Long Night (2022) Film Review

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THE LONG NIGHT (2022) Official Trailer | Scout Taylor-Compton | Nolan Gerard Funk |

Let’s see how long the night is. We follow a posh New Yorker named Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) who takes her boyfriend with her to the south to find out information about her family. The most mysterious part of the film is how these characters can afford a massive apartment in New York while being able […]

The Long Night (2022) Film Review
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THE BOURNE IDENTITY

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The Bourne Identity – Trailer

The Bourne Identity is the story that occurs after the story, with a compellingly determined performance from its lead Matt Damon. A man floating in the rain swept Mediterranean Sea is recovered by a fishing boat. Two bullets and a capsule containing a Swiss bank safe deposit box number […]

THE BOURNE IDENTITY
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Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

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GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

By John Corrado ★★★ (out of 4) Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) is a retired religious ethics teacher in her fifties who hires a male escort named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) for a series of sexual encounters in a hotel room, in the Sundance drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Nancy’s husband, the only man […]

Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
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Film Review – Spiderhead (2022)

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Spiderhead | Chris Hemsworth | Official Trailer | Netflix

Title – Spiderhead (2022)  Director – Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick)  Cast – Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett Plot – Set in the near future where prisoners like Jeff (Teller) are given the opportunity for a different type of incarceration in a medical research facility operated by the mysterious Steve Abnesti (Hemsworth) who is looking […]

Film – Spiderhead (2022)
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Mass (2021)

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MASS | Official Trailer | Bleecker Street

We live in a world that is very often mired in tragedy, one in which there is often a concerted effort from certain people to hurt each other, whether it be through war or individual attacks. Since the dawn of time, artists have been using their craft to tell stories of the human condition, which […]

Mass (2021)
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The Worst Person in the World Review

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD | Official Trailer | Exclusively on MUBI

Given that we have just had the Oscars there are still other films that were nominated that I have wanted to see. In particular, the only film that I saw nominated in the Best International Film category was Flee. So when the chance came up to see The Worst Person in the World in the […]

The Worst Person in the World Review
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“The Northman” Puts Violent Revenge Front And Center

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THE NORTHMAN – Official Trailer

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes “The Northman,” an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

4K Ultra HD Review: “The Northman” Puts Violent Revenge Front And Center
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A Kiwi Comedy in (Intentional) Gibberish — “Nude Tuesday”

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Nude Tuesday – Official Trailer

“Nude Tuesday” is a a deadpan, daft and serious off-center comedy from The Other Land Under, New Zealand. No, it’s not their first. The presence of Jemaine Clement in the cast reminds us of that. But this screwball/screws-loose “Couples Retreat” farce plays around with a prejudice foreign film fans have had since the movies learned […]

Movie Review: A Kiwi Comedy in (Intentional) Gibberish — “Nude Tuesday”
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Men Review

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Men | Official Trailer HD | Starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear

Director: Alex Garland Writer: Alex Garland Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu From its provocative title that’s as blunt as it is impishly obscure, bait for debate and controversy and much online brouhaha, down to its final twenty minutes that goes full Cronenberg as a handful of its most cogent notions finally gain some […]

Men Review
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First Glance: “Hustle”

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Hustle starring Adam Sandler | Official Trailer | Netflix

I hate to say it, but I’ve reached the point where whenever I hear “Adam Sandler” and “new movie” together I brace myself for the worst. It’s a reaction I think the always likable actor has earned. I can’t remember his last movie that I really liked (yes, that includes “Uncut Gems”). But his lucrative […]

First Glance: “Hustle”
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Top Gun Maverick Review

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Skydance | Top Gun: Maverick | New Official Trailer (2022)

As the sun rises and the planes start to rev their engines, the opening salvo of summer blockbuster entertainment is launched with Top Gun Maverick. I felt I had to fasten my seatbelt as soon as the opening sequence began. Thirty-six years in the making, Tom Cruise is back as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. Cruise’s […]

Top Gun Maverick Review
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Our Ladies (2019)

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Our Ladies – Official Trailer 

Girls will be girls… Five Catholic Scottish teenage schoolgirls from Fort William take a school trip to Edinburgh for a choir competition but are more interested in bars, shopping and men.

FILMS… Our Ladies (2019)

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“The Northman”

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THE NORTHMAN – Official Trailer 2

Have writer/ director Robert Eggers come out with a new film of any genre, and it will no doubt be on us film nerds’ most anticipated list of the year just from hearing the news instantly. Over the past few years, he’s been popular with his touch of what most have identified as “elevated horror.” […]

‘The Northman’- Movie Review: Robert Eggers’ Best Film Yet

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Umma (2022) Review!!

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Umma – Official Trailer (HD) 

Amanda and her daughter living a quiet life on an American farm, but when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother. My Take – On paper, this new Sam Raimi-produced horror film from Iris K. Shim, who both wrote and […]

Umma (2022) Review!!

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