You might be inclined to think that something kinky, even debaucherous, is going on in Carlos Puga’s “Full-Dress.” I went in to this film cold turkey and I have to say that I’ve never laughed harder than I did with this film. Puga cleverly opens “Full-Dress” in a very macho way a la Quentin Tarantino. […]Read more "Dances With Films: “Full-Dress”"
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 to be delivered as quickly as possible, and corrections issued if a mistake is discovered. […]Read more "Heineman’s ‘City of Ghosts’ will stay with you long after the movie is over."
“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”."
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 . . . ."
In today’s flash-in-the-pan film environment where a perfectly-timed explosion, laugh, or shout punctuates a non-existent narrative, it’s very rare that I am floored by a film. Yes, I find every film to have a redeeming quality, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that something is good. When I do find something good, that is worthy of […]Read more "Review: Burnett’s neo-realistic “Killer of Sheep” is timely and timeless."
First Run Revue is an ongoing series of conversational reviews aimed at generating interactive discussions between The Movie Revue staffers along with the general public. Films discussed will be first-run, theatrical films and we’d love to hear what you have to say. In this edition, contributing film critic Brian Wallinger and Editor-in-chief Ben Cahlamer sit down […]Read more "FIRST RUN REVUE: Ponsoldt’s polarizing ‘The Circle’ serves a conflicted, timely message."
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"