Category Archive: Film Reviews

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (2019) The ninth film by Quentin Tarantino hoves into view with all the usual bombast, pageantry, and controversy, the aging and ostensibly late-career wunderkind never being… Continue reading

Kill Command (2016)

Kill Command (2016) You can’t fight the future. It’s interesting to ruminate on how cheaper and more accessible digital effects have made an impact on low budget sci-fi. Visual elements that would have… Continue reading

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw, the first spin-off feature from Vin Diesel’s family-centric Fast & Furious series, feels more like a live-action cartoon than it does a… Continue reading

Barry (2016)

Barry (2016) Before he was Barack, he was … An account of a formative period in the life of former United States President Barack Obama, Netflix’s Barry trusts its audience to read big… Continue reading

The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King (2019) The King Has Returned. Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase — well, it was back in 1994, when Walt Disney Pictures first unleashed The Lion King, an animated musical… Continue reading

Kaboom (2010)

Kaboom (2010) Blow Your Mind Cult director Gregg Araki gets conspiratorial in this minor but enjoyable effort from 2010, which puts sexually fluid university student Smith (Thomas Dekker) on the trail of a… Continue reading

Crawl (2019)

Crawl (2019) They Were Here First Look, the easy shorthand for Crawl is ‘The Shallows, but with alligators instead of a Great White,’ but that’s doing it something of a disservice — there… Continue reading

Stuber (2019)

Stuber (2019) Saving the day takes a pair Macho Los Angeles Police Department detective Vic Manning (Dave Bautista) schedules eye surgery at the same time that notorious, quick-footed drug lord Oka Teijo (Iko… Continue reading

Wild Rose (2018)

Wild Rose (2018) Recently released after a 12 month hitch in prison, young, working-class Scottish woman Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) harbors dreams of hitting Nashville and making it as a country singer, but… Continue reading

Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart (2019) Getting Straight A’s. Giving Zero F’s. A Superbad (2007) for the contemporary Gen Z crowd, actress-turned-director Olivia Wilde couldn’t have hoped for a better debut. Instead of following the usual gross-out… Continue reading