Day Shift Review

Vampire movies have come in all shapes and sizes over the decades. Of course, the classic Bela Lugosi Dracula and Nosferatu starring Max Shreck are the standards of this genre. Interview with a Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Lost Boys, and Fright Night brought the genre to a whole new generation of film lovers and horror enthusiasts. The latest vampire film, Day Shift, wouldn’t beContinue reading “Day Shift Review”

The Sandman Review

The Sandman is based on the DC Vertigo comic book series in the late ’80s and ’90s. It was written and created by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and various other artists who drew the stories. It was an adult series of comics chronicling the comings and goings of Morpheus, the lord of dreams,Continue reading “The Sandman Review”

My Top 10 Films of 2022 Halfway Through the Year

Honorable Mentions are as Follows X, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Julia, Hustle, The Sea Beast, Survivor, Top Gun: Maverick, Turning Red, 10: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent This film leans in on the nostalgia of Nicolas Cage and his entire persona. He is very self-deprecating regarding making fun of himself and that persona heContinue reading “My Top 10 Films of 2022 Halfway Through the Year”

Stranger Things Season 4 Review

Netflix hit it big a few years ago when the Duffer Brothers brought them an idea for a sci-fi show set in the ’80s. It became a cultural phenomenon. The populace as a whole found they could relate to this small town feeling the show was set in. Kids on bikes and families were theContinue reading “Stranger Things Season 4 Review”

Metal Lords Review

There have been quite a few films about high school and music. They seem to go hand in hand for some reason. Coming-of-age films lend themselves to a music plot most of the time. It’s a way for young people to express themselves. Metal Lords is another example of a coming-of-age film where music plays an integralContinue reading “Metal Lords Review”

Windfall Review

There are a lot of films that have a twist that ties them together that makes sense in the context of that particular film. Windfall is the latest version of this cinema trope. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t work. Windfall does everything it can to have a good twist but sacrifices the plot in the process. AnContinue reading “Windfall Review”

Oscar Nominated Shorts Rankings and Reviews

The Academy always nominates a wide variety of shorts each year. Some are more impactful than others. This year there seems to be a few frontrunners in each shorts category. After watching them all, that is definitely the case. There was a handful that just didn’t seem that worthy of the nominations. My reviews andContinue reading “Oscar Nominated Shorts Rankings and Reviews”

The Lost Daughter Review

The Lost Daughter is another film in a long line directed by an actor. This time it’s Maggie Gyllenhaal’s turn in the director’s chair. This film has a definitive style and feel to it like no other this year. It proves there are still new visions out in the ether that haven’t been uncovered until now.Continue reading “The Lost Daughter Review”

The Summit of the Gods Review

In recent years there have been a few films about mountain climbing, especially rock climbing, most notably Free Solo in 2018, about Alex Honnold. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2019. It was a very good documentary. Earlier this year, another documentary came out called The Alpinist, about Marc André Leclerc. The Summit of theContinue reading “The Summit of the Gods Review”

The Power of the Dog Review

Based on the 1967 novel of the same name from Thomas Savage is acclaimed director Jane Campion’s newest film. She has already won an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for The Piano back in 1993 and was nominated for Best Director. She’s been nominated for the Primetime Emmys for her television mini-series Top of the LakeContinue reading “The Power of the Dog Review”