Directed by Tom McGrath and featuring the voice talents of Alec Baldwin and Miles Christoper Bakshi, this animated release offers a unique and original take on the question that, inevitably, every six year-old asks, “Where do babies come from?” Baldwin’s character is the Boss Baby, starting out life as an intelligent baby beyond his years […]Read more "Quick Review: “The Boss Baby” by Brian Wallinger"
When I was a kid, I had grand adventures on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, battling the Klingons. Sometimes, I would become general manager Ben, setting up a ‘front desk’ in my parent’s basement pretending to check people in to my ‘hotel’, or even being the debonair James Bond. At the same time, I […]Read more "Review: Tom McGrath’s “Boss Baby” is a clever, familiar mess"
Offering a unique story with a well-written promise, Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With all The Gifts is a very grounded post-apocalyptic zombie thriller. Following a cataclysmic event where humans are a hoard of infested zombies, a group of uninfected children are kept in a remote area, isolated in their own cells for the British Military […]Read more "The Girl With All The Gifts Official Review by Brian Wallinger"
Imagine being locked in a building with 79 of your other co-workers, ordered by a voice on a PA system to kill your co-workers. Much like deer hunting season, the employee with the most kills, wins. “Survival of the fittest” doesn’t even begin to describe Greg McLean’s black comedy/horror film, The Belko Experiment. Filmed and […]Read more "Review: McLean’s ‘Belko Experiment’ is wickedly, indulgently familiar"
Before I delve into Bill Condon’s effervescent and joyous Beauty and the Beast, there’s a minor confession that needs to be laid bare: I hadn’t watched the 1991 animated classic prior to seeing the live-action version. As it turns out, this situation worked out perfectly for it allowed the story and the musical numbers to […]Read more "Review: Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is glorified eye candy"
After seventeen years and nine film appearances, the mythology of Logan/Wolverine comes to an emotional and gratifying conclusion. The year is 2029 and all that’s left of the X-Men are Logan (Hugh Jackman), who has distanced himself from the X-Men legacy by working as a limo driver, drinking himself into an oblivion while taking care […]Read more "LOGAN Official Review by Brian Wallinger"
Another Netflix Original, Macon Blair’s “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” is a wild and fun dark comedy odyssey that transcends the standards of social normalcy. The film begins with a quirky nurse (Melanie Lynskey) as she arrives home to discover that it has been broken in to and her possessions stolen. […]Read more "I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Official Review"