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”

The Mitchell’s vs the Machines Review

Road trip movies have been a thing now for at least four decades. Films such as National Lampoon’s Vacation are iconic films in this small genre. The thing is there haven’t been many — if any — road trip movies in the animation genre. The Mitchell’s vs the Machines is quite the road trip movie with a twist onContinue reading “The Mitchell’s vs the Machines Review”

Concrete Cowboy Review

Some of the best movies tell stories we may have never heard of before. It’s always nice when a slice-of-life story comes along that is very interesting and strikes a chord with viewers. Concrete Cowboy is one such film with a very touching story. Cole (Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things) is a troubled teen in Detroit. His mother hasContinue reading “Concrete Cowboy Review”

I Care A Lot Review

In I Care a Lot, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) plays a legal guardian who tries to bilk an old lady (played by two-time Academy Award winner Diane Weist) out of her fortune until she runs a fowl of a dangerous gangster (played by five-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage). The film also features supporting turns by EizaContinue reading “I Care A Lot Review”

Malcolm & Marie Review

Zendaya and John David Washington have had quite the run in the last few years of their acting careers. From winning an Emmy for Euphoria and being in the Spider-Man films to working with Spike Lee and Christopher Nolan, they both are actors who are on the consciousness of film and television aficionados everywhere. Their careers have taken offContinue reading “Malcolm & Marie Review”

Outside the Wire Review

A lot of actors who starred in MCU films have gotten work from their presence in those films, Anthony Mackie chief among them. Turns in Altered Carbon and The Banker in recent years have helped boost his career since the MCU roles. Netflix has been the landing spot for a few films starring MCU actors. Outside the Wire is theContinue reading “Outside the Wire Review”

The Midnight Sky Review

George Clooney has been hit-or-miss over his directing and acting career. I guess you could say a lot of actors and directors have a similar problem. By his early success in his career, he has been able to keep making movies he wants to make, mostly with his producing partner Grant Heslov. These two haveContinue reading “The Midnight Sky Review”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Review

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the latest film based on an August Wilson play, produced by Denzel Washington, who directed Fences in 2016. Whereas Fences had multiple locations, this film was pretty much set in one location in multiple rooms of a sound studio. Most plays have multiple sets with the play so it makes sense the same goes forContinue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Review”

The Prom Review

The musical genre has been one of the great hits over the decades, but lately, it has been one of the misses. Netflix has jumped into the musical genre with their latest film The Prom. The film is full of A-list stars and a message kids and adults alike can get behind this day and age.Continue reading “The Prom Review”