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 am a Romeo at heart and I love rom-coms too. That feels like it should be the opening line on my Tinder profile, or heck, maybe even my Facebook page. Instead, it is a good way to sum up my feelings for Brendan Boogie’s “The Sympathy Card,” which sees its Dances With Films Festival […]Read more "Dances With Films: “The Sympathy Card”"
Making its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival recently, first-time director Nic Gorman sets out to explore how isolationism affects the human condition when an ecological disaster strikes a husband-wife research team in Human Traces. The remote island of Perseverance is home to the husband-wife scientific research team of Glenn (Mark Mitchinson) […]Read more "“Human Traces” Movie Review by Brian Wallinger"
When writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking in 2013 to pursue painting, we thought he was gone for good. Soderbergh stated that there were too many obstacles to movie making. “I’m interested in exploring another art form while I have the time and the ability to do so,” he told The New York […]Read more "Soderbergh’s Ultra Cool Caper “Logan Lucky” Is A Blast"
Based on Anthony Johnston’s wildly popular graphic novel series, David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde is very much a typical espionage spy thriller you’d expect it to be. It begins when Charlize Theron is being debriefed in an unknown location. Taking place in the late 1980’s during the height of the ‘Cold War’ and before the fall […]Read more "Review: “Atomic Blonde” by Brian Wallinger"
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”."