Category: 2022

Total 33 Posts

‘Compartment No 6’ Movie Review: Cannes Gran Prix Winner Shines With Stellar Performances

As seen far too often in the current media landscape, films have had to sit idly by as audiences remained sheltered due to the pandemic. As we move about the world, we have to find our footing again with other

‘The Batman’ Review: Reeves’ Caped Crusader Noir Takes On The Riddler

Much like the eponymous character in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, I find myself at a crossroads. On the one hand, Reeves demonstrates Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight through an interesting, if overpacked, noir thriller. Co-screenwriters Reeves and Peter Craig concoct an

‘Cyrano’ Movie Review: Musical Adaptation Emphasizes Love; Dinklage Astounds

English director Joe Wright returns to the silver screen with Cyrano, an adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Love is in the air as Cyrano, played by Peter Dinklage, pines for the affections of Roxanne (Haley Bennett). After playing

‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Review: A Useless Reboot-Sequel

Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is widely (and rightfully) considered one of the finest and most effective Horror films ever made. David Blue Garcia’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” will never reach those accolade heights. This past January’s “Scream”

‘Fistful of Vengeance’ Review: Netflix Martial Arts Extravaganza Dazzles But Misses

“Fistful of Vengeance” is Netflix’s feature length sequel to 2019’s “Wu Assassins”, a fun episodic series that featured some good Martial Arts action and showcased the supreme talents of Iko Uwais, (a man who should be a worldwide name and

‘Dog’ Review: Tatum and Carolin Exemplify Human Condition in Road Tripping Dramedy

“Alright, alright, alright!” This quote is not meant to indicate that Matthew McConaughey has been signed on to Magic Mike 3, though he has publicly expressed an interest in doing so. That catcall is a reference to the directing duo

‘Marry Me’ Review: Fun Graphic Novel Adaptation Struggles In The Romance Arena

Kat Coiro’s Marry Me featuring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, and John Bradley hits theaters just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend and coincides with the Super Bowl. Lopez plays Kat Valdez, an enormously successful musician who, at the

‘Rifkin’s Festival’ Review: Woody Allen’s Lighter Philosophical Side

Have we lived a good life? Did our deeds live up to our potential? And what of love? Are we with the person that will feed our heart and soul? In “Rifkin’s Festival”, Woody Allen returns to the themes that

Sundance 2022: Three Great Documentaries

Sundance Film Festival 2022: Documentary Wrap-Up As the 2022 Sundance Film Festival year’s festival has come to an end, there are still some films that must be afforded the spotlight. This year was a great year for documentaries. W. Kamau

Sundance 2022: ‘Emily the Criminal’- Film Review

Sundance 2022 Premiere: “Emily the Criminal” Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi do excellent work headlining writer/director John Patton Ford’s intense character study, “Emily the Criminal”. Ford has crafted a tale very much of our times. A tale of never-ending debt