Film Review: ‘Rustin’- A Career-Best Coleman Domingo in an Uneven Biopic

Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo), was a civil rights activist who, in 1963, helped put together the largest peaceful protests in American history. George C. Wolfe’s important biopic, “Rustin”, occasionally sidesteps the screenplay’s limitations, allowing Domingo to dig into his portrayal

Film Review: ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ & ‘Three Blind Mice’- An Uncork’d Double Feature

October Chills 2023: An Uncork’d Entertainment Double Feature “Mary Had a Little Lamb” & “Three Blind Mice” Nursery rhymes as horror movies may seem strange, but in the right context, innocent childhood melodies can be quite spooky. In the world

Film Review: ‘The Killer’- David Fincher at His Most Playful

We have been through this world many times. The lone assassin, meticulous in his skills, who lives by a strict code. A job gone wrong leading to betrayal by former confidants and a quest to prevent himself from becoming a

Film Review: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’- Possessed Pizza Joint Horror

In today’s modern cinema world, the most frightening description of them all is, “Based on the popular video game.” As Hollywood has shown us time and time again (“Street Fighter”, “Super Mario Bros”, “Alone in the Dark”, “Doom”, “Warcraft”, and

Film Review: ‘Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor’- Unnerving Found Footage Horror

While it is long overdue for the “found footage” style of horror to bury itself beneath the earth, there are a few filmmakers who seem to be able to get some good frights out of the genre. Oren Peli certainly

Film Review: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’- A Modern American Masterpiece

With its emotionally epic story, sprawling cast, and an undying ambitious vision from one of American Cinema’s true masters, “Killers of the Flower Moon” (an adaptation of David Grann’s 2017 true-crime bestseller) gives Martin Scorsese a late-career masterwork. This is

‘Strange Way of Life’ Review: Almodóvar’s Western Drama is Exquisite; Hawke and Pascal Shine

I was in the theater lobby waiting for Pedro Almodóvar’s Strange Way of Life (Extraña forma de vida) to screen, talking with another critic. She had not previously seen any of Almodóvar’s works. I’m not exactly a stranger en la

Film Review: ‘The Exorcist: Believer’- The Devil Returns to Theaters

David Gordon Green did a fine job with his clever and respectful-to-the-original 2018 continuation of John Carpenter’s “Halloween”. The former Independent filmmaker now sets his sights on another horror classic with “The Exorcist: Believer”, the latest sequel to William Friedkin’s

Film Review: ‘Fair Play’- All is Not Fair in Love and Work

Writer-director Chloe Domont’s thriller “Fair Play” is the kind of NYC-set adult thriller that finds the purest of souls falling down a pit of moral corruption. The devil that you know comes in the form of power players in expensive

Film Review: ‘Reptile’- An Esoteric Police Procedural

The intriguing new police thriller “Reptile” is a compelling motion picture crafted with an esoteric edge. Making his feature filmmaking debut, Grant Singer has directed a mood-piece procedural with patience and a philosophical depth that is lacking in most modern