Month: July 2017

Total 7 Posts

Heineman’s ‘City of Ghosts’ will stay with you long after the movie is over.

I grew up with Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather who shaped our opinions and our discussions.  We as an audience had trust in what they had to say, and more importantly in how they delivered it.  Today, the news needs

Review: Stellar supporting cast cannot save unpolished “Misfortune”.

“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

Castlevania Review by Brian Wallinger

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

Bong Joon-ho’s Okja is an astonishing tale of love and perseverance.

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,

Top Ten Films of 2017, so far . . . .

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

Okja review by Brian Wallinger

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

The Bad Batch 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