Tag: Movie Review

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‘It’s a Wonderful Knife’ Film Review: A Lump of Coal in Our Christmas Stocking

Ignited by the popularity of Blumhouse’s “Halloween” trilogy and the unending “Scream” series, slasher films have seen a resurgence. 2023 began with the sixth “Scream” film and has been inundated with slasher creepers such as “Dark Harvest”, “Totally Killer”, “Killer

‘Eileen’ Film review: Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway make an Intense Screen Pairing

Thomasin McKenzie is an actress who gets better and better with each new film. William Oldroyd’s “Eileen” continues her streak of great performances, as the always interesting young actress gets one of her meatiest roles yet. McKenzie plays the reserved

‘Thanksgiving’ Film Review: A Blast of Holiday Horror Fun

Whatever one thinks of his filmography thus far, there is no denying Eli Roth can make a horror movie. A member of the unfairly dubbed “Splat Pack” (due to the extreme gore found in his films), Roth is an avid

‘Napoleon’ Film Review: Old School Epic in the Grand Tradition

The time when the major studios would throw millions at historical epics to cover their production and advertising costs have all but gone the way of the samurai. Today, it is the rare filmmaker who can command the trust of

‘Saltburn’ Film Review: A Deliciously Wicked Thriller

2020’s “Promising Young Woman” was Emerald Fennell’s filmmaking debut, a uniquely stylish and sharp-edged condemnation of rape culture. The director’s screenplay won her a well-deserved Oscar and announced a striking new voice in modern cinema. After writing six episodes of

‘Merchant Ivory’ Film Review: A Moving, In Depth Look at Two Of Cinema’s Best Filmmakers

In the beginning of the quite wonderful new documentary “Merchant Ivory”, Emma Thompson is speaking of her introduction to their films. The actress remembers it was their 1986 classic “A Room With a View” and speaks of “the beauty of

‘Nyad’ Film Review: A True Tale of Determination and Human Spirit

Pushing one’s body to the limit, seizing every ounce of courage and endurance deep within, and going even farther to overcome the odds and reach an almost impossible dream. Diana Nyad’s story of her swim from Cuba to Florida at

‘What Happens Later’ Film Review: Meg Ryan Returns to the Romantic Comedy

The modern Romantic Comedy; a wasteland of ineptitude and unfunny coincidences featuring the same actors giving the same performances time and time again. While these types of movies were not exactly Shakespeare, since the late 90s, the “Rom Com” has

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: ‘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