Category Archive: Film Reviews

Stan & Ollie (2018)

Stan & Ollie (2018) The untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act. This loose biopic from director Jon S. Baird, Filth (2013), is somewhat stylized and constrained, but that’s totally appropriate, given… Continue reading

Roma (2018)

Roma (2018) There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals. Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón’s monotone meditation on memory is a difficult film to parse.… Continue reading

Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Death makes a killer comeback. Now in its second installment, it’s a mystery why 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ — with the lyrics ‘Go, shawty, it’s your birthday,… Continue reading

Lords of Chaos (2018)

Lords of Chaos (2018) Based on Truth and Lies. Oslo, Norway. The 1980s. A relatively peaceful time in a country known for its pleasant people and sometimes flamboyant traditions. However, not all of… Continue reading

The Front Runner (2018)

The Front Runner (2018) The Week America Went Tabloid On the surface, The Front Runner is about the undoing of Democratic Presidential candidate Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), whose sure-to-win 1988 run at the… Continue reading

Hell Fest (2018)

Hell Fest (2018) Fun Getting In. Hell Getting Out. A gaggle of young twenty-something friends decides to hit up a horror theme park called ‘Hell Fest’ to celebrate both Halloween and the return… Continue reading

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) All art is dangerous. Surely somebody must have floated the title Art Attack at some point in the development process but, sadly, if they did it didn’t get far, and… Continue reading

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) An Angel Falls. A Warrior Rises. Being a huge anime buff, chances were I was always going to flip out over Alita: Battle Angel, the manga-inspired cyberpunk sci-fi extravaganza… Continue reading

Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room (2019) You’re invited to play for your life. With low budgets and high box office returns, it’s clear that Sony head Amy Pascal and her producing buds Neal H. Moritz, Hunter… Continue reading

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

On the Basis of Sex (2018) It was a man’s world. So she changed it. In 1970, lawyer Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer) brings to the attention of his wife, law professor Ruth Bader… Continue reading