Category: Movie Review

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‘Firestarter’ Film Review: Second Attempt At Adapting King’s Novel Fails Again

Stephen King’s original novel “Firestarter” was a rich story full of interesting characters and nail-biting terror and suspense. The same cannot be said about 2022’s updated “Firestarter”, a film that completely drains the life out of the author’s unique work.

‘Minamata’- Film Review: Important Johnny Depp Films Finally Sees The Light Of Day

Andrew Levitas’s “Minamata” is an important film about a serious subject and stands as another shining example that Johnny Depp is one of cinema’s finest character actors. Inventive and unique, his versatility and ability to disappear into a character is

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Movie Review

It would be easy to sit here and say “Action!” when thinking about Downton Abbey: A New Era, the latest entry in the ongoing series, now in theaters. It is, however, an apt description of the sequel to the 2019

‘Montana Story’ Movie Review: Visual Splendor Strengthens Heady Story

In theaters now, family dynamics play a significant role in Scott McGehee’s and David Siegel’s Montana Story. Featuring native Phoenician Haley Lu Richardson as Erin and Owen Teague as Cal, McGehee, and Siegel, who also co-wrote the screenplay, set out

‘The Northman’ Film Review: A Viking Tale Of Steel, Blood, And Revenge

With the stunning artistic achievement of his latest work “The Northman”, Robert Eggers earns his place as one of the most consistently interesting filmmakers working today. Eggers excels in creating uneasy environments filled with characters confronting their dark fates. Both

“The Bad Guys” Movie Review: Strong Cast Propels Obvious Lift of Prior Heist Films

I wanted to start this review of “The Bad Guys” with a trip down memory lane, my experiences with animated films as a kid. However, that would be unkind to Pierre Perifel’s new animated film, now in theaters. “The Bad

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Film Review: Where’s The Fantastical?

With the wave of a magic wand, David Yates, J.K. Rowling, and Eddie Redmayne invite us back into the Wizarding World with its third entry, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. I confess that I’ve not read a book in

“Ambulance” Film Review: Michael Bay Returns to Form With Solid Thriller

Ambulance Based on a 2005 Danish film, Michael Bay returns to his roots in a visceral, quick-witted, and lightening-paced action-thriller, Ambulance. As depicted in the film’s marketing, Ambulance is set in Los Angeles and sees two adoptive brothers, Danny (Jake

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Film Review: Excellence In Every Moment

When I left the screening of the new film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, I held two truths to be self-evident. One was that Michelle Yeoh will always be an absolute a legend as an actress and Martial Artist. Every

‘X’ Film Review: A Crafty Drive-In Horror Movie Throwback

Writer-director Ti West’s “X” is his best film since the excellent 2009 throwback Satanic cult horror, “House of the Devil”. From his very first feature length film (2005’s “The Roost”), West has proven himself a student of 1970’s genre filmmaking