Film Reviews

Film Review: GREEN ROOM

Green Room – ****OUT OF 4 Director-Screenwriter Jeremy Saulnier is an NYU film school graduate whose sophomore feature, “Blue Ruin” premiered at Cannes in the 2013 Directors’ Fortnight and won the FIPRESCI Prize. His latest offering explores the esoteric music … Continue reading

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Film Review: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

Hemsworth is so charming he should be playing psychopaths. The man cannot stop smiling during a violent storm and here he’s a flirt in a fetching woodsman outfit. I dreaded seeing this. No matter that the field of basic plots … Continue reading

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Film Review: Midnight Special

Midnight Special – ***1/2 OUT OF 4 Indie, Arkansas- born, filmmaker Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter”, “Mud”) graduates to Warner Brothers, with a final cut deal, to make a sci-fi adventure film about a boy with magical powers. This fourth feature film … Continue reading

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Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

If you’ve seen CLOVERFIELD you will love this follow-up. If you haven’t, you will love this follow-up, stand-alone horror-thriller. It’s got a smart female victim! FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is a companion series to THE WALKING DEAD. Same premise but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups –  **1/2 OUT OF 4 Legendary director Terrence Malick  (“Badlands”, “Days of Heaven”) began his career as a philosophy professor and his latest film is an existential examination of the hedonistic lifestyle of a frustrated screenwriter living … Continue reading

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Film Review: LOVE

LOVE Karl Glusman has a future in Hollywood. I did not see LOVE in 3D. That would have been some experience since the film begins with a close-up of Murphy (Karl Glusman) ejaculating. LOVE is available for pre-order in a … Continue reading

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Film Review: DEADPOOL

Ryan Reynolds becomes a certified movie star. DEADPOOL makes all the other superhero characters look like relics from the 1950s – except the Black Widow. I’m talking about you, Tony Stark, castrated by Pepper Potts, and all the other sexless … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Boy

Mothers of lifelike dolls, known as “Reborns” will love this creepy, twisty horror movie. I immediately brought the premise of THE BOY, that a wealthy, elderly couple would hire a live-in nanny to care for their “son” – a life-sized, … Continue reading

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Review: The Martian

Director Ridley Scott is 77 years old and still capable of creating compelling and engaging cinema. His latest film is about a young botanist who gets stranded on Mars and must use his intelligence; training and limited resources to stay … Continue reading

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Review: The Walk

Warning this is a wild ride. If you suffer from motion sickness, fainting spells, high blood pressure, back or neck problems or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure Do Not See This Movie. (I borrowed that from … Continue reading

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