Film Reviews

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Director: Tom Ford Some people said that it was crazy that Tom Ford, the fashion designer and makeup mogul, wanted to make films too. And then he made A Single Man, and everyone sat up and took notice. Here he… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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80’s Nostalgia at its Finest: An awesome action watchlist. 

A blogging friend and I were waxing nostalgic about the best 80s action movies. Click through below for the list they wrote, it's pretty awesome!  And it's a great blog, so while you're there, take a look around, and maybe follow.  https://raistlin0903.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/special-features-presents-action-movies-of-the-80s/

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Morgan (2016)

Starring: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones. Director: Luke Scott One of the most forgettable films of the year, this is the story of a girl called Morgan, a genetically engineered person whose case comes under investigation by the company that funded her creation after she turns violently on her handler.… Continue reading Morgan (2016)

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Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles

As you may know, this year I set the goal of reading one biography per month, and this month goes to Orson Welles, actor, director, writer and wunderkind, 1915 - 1985. The biography is Rosebud by David Thomson.  Where does one even begin to talk about Orson Welles? He's a huge figure on the landscape… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles

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Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…

The Dead Room (2015) A solid entry, this New Zealand horror is all about the atmosphere and the slow build, as a psychic and two scientists investigate an isolated farm house that the inhabitants have fled, due to it's being haunted. At first, it all seems inconclusive, but then things start to get weird. What… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…

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Rings (2017)

Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio Director: F. Javier Gutierrez It's the movie remake/update that we never needed, and surprisingly, it's actually pretty entertaining. Most of you will remember the wave of Japanese horror US remakes that did the rounds, and how The Ring was a huge phenomenon in it's time. It's… Continue reading Rings (2017)

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Live By Night (2016)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana Director: Ben Affleck Sometimes I feel like people like to engage in a little Ben Affleck bashing. Perhaps when someone is as successful as he is, there's a sense of tall poppy syndrome, cutting down someone hoping to see them fail. The huge outcry… Continue reading Live By Night (2016)

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Director: David Ayer Another misguided and confused film from the writer/director of Fury. If you liked that film, this one will please you. Otherwise, the flaws in this film may leave you feeling cold. Holding the major comic book villains in prison, the government develops a plot to… Continue reading Suicide Squad (2016)

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Preview: Fences (2016)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson Director: Denzel Washington 1950's America. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a working class man, who, according to IMDB is a man trying to raise his family and come to terms with the events of his life. Viola Davis plays his wife, Rose. This is a fairly good description of… Continue reading Preview: Fences (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Movies: The Ace In The Hole (1951)

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur Director: Billy Wilder Chuck Tatum (Douglas) is a cynical, big city reporter who finds himself covering tiny, small town stories in an Albuquerque town. Depressed and angry, he's not a popular man in his office. But when he finds a man trapped down a mine, he decides to… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: The Ace In The Hole (1951)