Category: Reviews by Brian Wallinger

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Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049 by Brian Wallinger

35 years ago, director Ridley Scott released Blade Runner, a philosophical sci-fi noir story about humans and replicants. In its initial release, the film was met with a mixed reception, though now, it is looked at as one of the

“Human Traces” Movie Review by Brian Wallinger

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

‘Good Time’ Review by Brian Wallinger

The studio, A24 has produced some amazing films over the years.  Their latest offering, the Safdie brothers’ crime-drama Good Time is no exception.  A tale of one man’s desperation and his ultimate downward spiral is the central thesis for this

‘Wind River’ Review by Brian Wallinger

Taylor Sheridan’s follow up to the critical hit film, Hell or High Water is a film of sheer humanistic power, operated on by the highest magnitude.  Loosely based on true events, the story begins with a woman on the run,

Review: “Atomic Blonde” by Brian Wallinger

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

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

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

Quick Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales by Brian Wallinger

Captain Jack Sparrow, once again played by Johnny Depp squares off against the sinister and undead Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, who is one of the few positive highlights of the film.  The story is muddled and uninspired with

FIRST RUN REVUE: Ponsoldt’s polarizing ‘The Circle’ serves a conflicted, timely message.

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