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Month: October 2019

‘Knives Out’ Review: A Dastardly Delicious Caper

Knives Out is an impeccably constructed film enhanced by fantastic performances from the ensemble (especially Daniel Craig). Writer/Director Rian Johnson gets his inspiration from Agatha Christie but blazes his own trail in a tale of deception, double-cross, and duplicitous acts. If…

‘Pain and Glory’ Review: A Sublime Experience

Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory is a personal tale full of pitfalls, promise, and heartache. Almodóvar opens up in a way we’ve never seen from him as we learn of his journey, including the demons he’s had to face. What I was…

‘Jo Jo Rabbit’ Review: A Joyful Flaying Of Racist Ideology

Jo Jo Rabbit lampoons our darkest tendencies as human beings and shoves a bottle rock up its swastika loving behind and shoots into the stratosphere. Writer/director Taika Waititi has crafted a touching yet farcical look at Nazi Germany at the end of…

‘The Irishman’ Review: A Masterclass In Every Sense

The Irishman is in a class all by itself. There are mediocre movies, good movies, great movies, and then we have The Irishman. Everything about Mr. Scorsese’s latest film embodies excellence. The performances in the film are remarkable. The set design was…

‘Mrs Fletcher’ Review Episode One: A Slice Of Reality

Mrs. Fletcher is latest in a long line of wickedly twisted comedies being churned out by HBO. Some have certainly missed the mark while others have flourished. Miss Fletcher not only seems to flourish, but it also appears to have the potential to…

‘Watchmen’ Season One Episode Two Review: Secrets are Revealed

Watchmen kicked off its first season last week with quite a flurry and a mountain of praise. It’s easy to see why most (including this critic) have been referring to Watchmen as the answer for those looking for a show after Game Of Thrones…

‘Watchmen’ Episode One Review: Here Comes HBO’s Next Breakout Hit

Watchmen is set to ascend to the throne as HBO’s top television show (if the pilot is any indication). I’m even willing to state that it will be the TV show people buzz about on Monday morning (in the same way…

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Review: A Delightful Reminder Of Why We Love Zombie Movies

Zombieland: Double Tap is, at times, downright goofy but still a delight to watch. A release like this is a reminder of why having a good writer is crucial to the overall success of a film. Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick,…

‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ Review: An Average Follow Up

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil isn’t terrible by any means, but it’s certainly not worth seeing in theaters either. This sequel to the 2014 film offers very little to fans. They tried injecting elements of Game Of Thrones in this narrative without…

‘The Lighthouse’ Review: A Magnificent Mix Of Madness And Mermaids

The Lighthouse is a soulful dip into the farthest reaches of insanity and what drives us to our breaking point. Sorry if that means I spilled some beans ( a little Lighthouse humor), but not enough good things have been said about director…