“A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes.” ~ Nicky Santoro, “Casino” Cinematic history is replete with B – level budget films; films that the traditional Studio system were unwilling to take a bet on. Roger Corman and George Romero are probably the most familiar names, […]Read more "Review: Stellar supporting cast cannot save unpolished “Misfortune”."
Netflix has been on fire this summer as they picked up the pacing of their self-produced content, typically to favorable reviews. Their latest, “Castlevania” is an animated series based on the mid-1980’s Nintendo video game created by Konami. For over 30 years, the Castlevania brand name has spawned a number of sequels and crossover entries. […]Read more "Castlevania Review by Brian Wallinger"
Four years ago Bong Joon-ho surprised us with his astounding Snowpiercer, giving us a dystopian future in which the entire world was contained on a train. It had a limited theatrical release and those that were able to catch it, were treated to an out of this world experience. Bong has returned in full force […]Read more "Bong Joon-ho’s Okja is an astonishing tale of love and perseverance."
It’s crazy to think that half of 2017 has gone by. It’s crazier to think that I’ve seen approximately 210 movies since January and 190 of those films have been in a theater. April was an exceptionally busy month with the Phoenix Film Festival and, as you guessed, I am the Alamo Drafthouse’s second favorite […]Read more "Top Ten Films of 2017, so far . . . ."
Making its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja was greeted with a very harsh response and has bounced back to become one of the strongest films of 2017. The story is centered around a shady corporation who manufactures genetically modified super pigs to be raised and then slaughtered. The company is […]Read more "Okja review by Brian Wallinger"
Coming from the moderate success of her previous film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour gives us her latest effort The Bad Batch, a post-apocalyptic film that finds its meaning and power through its visual details, and less through its narrative. The film opens up with a woman, Arlen, played […]Read more "The Bad Batch review by Brian Wallinger"
Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour Written by: Ana Lily Amirpour Starring: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Jayda Fink, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna I’m going to be up front. I have not seen Ana Lily Amirpour’s freshman directorial effort, A Girl Walks Alone at Night. This set me up for her sophomore effort, […]Read more "The Bad Batch"