• Fares Fares investigating a murder in THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT

    The atmosphere of this movie is so authentic, you can practically feel the smog of Cairo and the grimes of the city rubbing off on you throughout the movie. One of the great foreign movie that managed to navigate through US film distribution system and made it’s way into our cinemas.

The amazing “THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT”, a must see!!!

What made foreign movies great are the experience you reap from seeing through the eyes of the foreign filmmakers who are showing you their world the way it is, no candy coated, no “Hollywoodized”. To me, a bad foreign movies are the ones who “Hollywoodized” their movies trying to be as cool as their Hollywood-made … Continue reading

Planetarium: Never delivered on it’s premise.

Here’s a one-word review: TERRIBLE! here’s a two-words review: ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let me explain why this movie is terrible. Here’s the synopsis to this movie: Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths … Continue reading

Annabelle: Creation – a great addition to the new wave of horror classics.

I am very impressed with the current crops of recent horror films that pick up the mantle left by their 70’s era predecessors and move the genre forward. We have had a drought of terrible horror movies made for the audiences with bad taste and craving torture porn with no real redeeming storytelling finesse. In … Continue reading

INGRID GOES WEST is an exercise of uncomfortability

The sensation of watching Ingrid Goes West is like watching two of your best friends arguing in front of a big crowd of people who know them intimately. It was cringeworthy throughout, like seeing a trainwreck happening in front of you over, and over again. Maybe that is the whole point to the movie. Aubrey … Continue reading

The very underrated WIND RIVER, ladies and gentlemen…

Nowadays it’s very hard to find a gem of a murder mystery thriller that’s original. When you see one that’s as good as Wind River and it does not get the attention and exposure it deserve, you want to spread the word far and wide so other people can share the experience. The critics currently … Continue reading

The Survivalist – taut and never boring.

In order to keep me awake during a midnight screening, a movie has to pique my curiosity throughout it’s entire run time. The Survivalist did just that. There are only three characters in pretty much the entire movie and the script has to be constructed in such a way to keep the story going and […]

It NEVER comes at night

I only have a very short review on this over-rated film. It Comes At Night is all atmosphere and no substance. If you are expecting a pay off or a big reveal at the end of the movie after all the slow, tension building set up, well, it never turned up. You will leave the […]

SLEIGHT is a sly no budget sleigh of hand.

I went to see Sleight strictly based on the 36 seconds trailer teaser and the promise of  “Ironman cross with Chronicle” and I have to say, for a no budget movie, this little film manage to capture my attention all the way through until the end when it promise something bigger and the screen cut … Continue reading

Phoenix Forgotten,… easily forgotten

Yet another found footage conceit of a story line with a slightly different spin where there is actual hi def footage accompanying the found footage video scene. The high def quality footage part of the movie follow the missing person’s sister trying to investigate her lost brother, which led to the discovery of a missing … Continue reading

Free Fire – Reservoir Dogs it is not.

I went in to this movie fully aware that the entire movie took place in a room, much like Reservoir Dogs. However, the story is not nearly as interesting or as suspenseful as that Tarantino’s classic. By the second half of the movie, all the actors were crawling through the remaining part of the movie. … Continue reading

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