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 flawed, yet effective product. Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) executes a poorly planned bank heist and […]Read more "‘Good Time’ 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, scared for her life. Sheridan makes sure to not let the audience know what’s become […]Read more "‘Wind River’ Review by Brian Wallinger"
To be completely honest, I knew next to nothing about this film, let alone the two previous film’s in this comedy series. Director Michael Winterbottom has created a surely delightful film in this entry, the continuing journey of actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing alternative versions of themselves. Engaging with everything from a long […]Read more "The Trip to Spain by Brian Wallinger"
Twenty years ago this week, audiences were scared out of their wits with Paul Anderson’s sci fi-horror-fetish film, Event Horizon. Plagued by production problems and studio interference, Anderson’s film ended up as maimed as most of the victims in the film (if you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t know if I blame you, but I […]Read more "I Am Home: Twenty Years of ‘Event Horizon’"
I was fortunate to grow up with films like The Never Ending Story, Labyrinth, Gremlins, and Explorers. To me, these zany films allowed me to explore my own dreams, to follow my passions, and to realize that the world is a much bigger, but not as scary a place as I thought it was. These […]Read more "‘Dave Made a Maze’ Is Zany Fun"
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"