Patti Cake$ throbs with life.

A movie like Patti Cake$ is the testament that you don’t need a big Hollywood budget to create an entertaining movie. You can see on screen that this movie was thoughtfully made with small budget. It’s got gritty, grimy location with lots of lighting set up that look like they barely had time to think … Continue reading

GOOD TIME is the opposite of the title.

If there is a trailer to a movie that make me DO NOT want to see the movie it’s promoting, it’s the trailer to GOOD TIME. The frenetic and in-your-face macro camera shots of scenes shown in the trailer pretty much gave you an inclination of a trainwreck the main characters of the movie will … Continue reading

The Hitman’s Bodyguard hits all the marks.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard lives up to it’s trailer’s teaser and then some. The laughter and action sequences bookend this movie from start to finish. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson are like the modern version of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon if their roles are reversed. The chemistry between both leads worked … Continue reading

LOGAN LUCKY – The working class version of Ocean’s 11…sort of.

Steven Soderbergh is definitely one of the most talented director in Hollywood who also act as the cinematographer for all his movies. I mean this cat can frame and light a scene to make a mundane set up look very interesting. This ability is apparent throughout Logan Lucky where the locations in the entire movie … Continue reading

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 […]

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