The Underground Railroad Review

Barry Jenkins has made quite a name for himself since his film Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture back in 2016. It was definitely a memorable win for him and his beautiful movie. Since then he chose to do a project that reflects the African-American experience, If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the work ofContinue reading “The Underground Railroad Review”

In the Heights Review

Lin-Manuel Miranda has made a name for himself with the smash hit Tony Award-winning production of Hamilton a few years ago. Since then he’s written the music for the Disney animated film Moana, starred as a lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns, and played an Aeronaut in the HBO television series His Dark Materials, based on the popular book series byContinue reading “In the Heights Review”

Stowaway Review

Joe Penna is coming off of a mild success with his last film the Arctic starring Mads Mikkelsen about a man who gets stranded in the middle of the Arctic wastelands. His sophomore outing Stowaway is set in space. He likes quiet places to set his films in obviously. He hopes to garner more of the success he gotContinue reading “Stowaway Review”

Monster (2021) Review

Courtroom dramas can be a bit of a mixed bag. Some can turn out to be cinematic masterpieces, such as 12 Angry Men, A Time to Kill, or this past year’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. Others can have a little too much schmaltz and play too much to the camera. The fact remains courtroom dramas haveContinue reading “Monster (2021) Review”

I’m No Longer Here Review

You rarely see a film in a filmmaker career that says as much as I’m No Longer Here. Fernando Frias has created a film about a place, music, and an identity of a group of people rarely seen or talked about. This is a small subsection of Mexican culture that takes place in Monterrey, Mexico. It’sContinue reading “I’m No Longer Here Review”

Those Who Wish me Dead Review

This Who Wish Me Dead is based on a book by Michael Koryta. It’s the latest film from director Taylor Sheridan (Sicario Hell or High Water-Wind River) He has a penchant for making these modern films but putting a classic feel to them. Or as they say, making neo-noir films. This has that kind ofContinue reading “Those Who Wish me Dead Review”

The Boy From Medellin Review

Rappers’ music has an important place in popular culture in the world. We forget that there aren’t just rappers in America. Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin is better known as J Balvin. He is from Medellin, Colombia, and is known as the “Prince of Reggaeton”, a form of Latin Rap music. He is the voice ofContinue reading “The Boy From Medellin Review”

Misha and the Wolves Review

Documentaries can be straightforward sometimes or they can be a little off the wall. Every once in a while you get a doc that tells a story that’s so incredible it is too good to be true. Misha and the Wolves is a little bit of all of this combined. I don’t know how the filmmakers heardContinue reading “Misha and the Wolves Review”

Lily Topples the World Review

The thing about a good documentary is it has to engage the viewers with a fascinating story that draws the audience in. Even though Lily Topples the World is pretty much a straightforward doc, it has what it needs to be interesting and fascinating and that’s its subject, Lily Hevesh. Her story is not that of anContinue reading “Lily Topples the World Review”