Posts Tagged: movie review

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” is More Bore Than Horror

Some may describe The Blackcoat’s Daughter as “a slow burn.” I think “half baked” is a more apt description. What begins with a promising setting: a creepy boarding school which is abandoned for break by all but two girls and

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” is More Bore Than Horror

Some may describe The Blackcoat’s Daughter as “a slow burn.” I think “half baked” is a more apt description. What begins with a promising setting: a creepy boarding school which is abandoned for break by all but two girls and

“Toni Erdmann” Long, Slow and Awkward with Little Payoff

Toni Erdmann, although artful in its execution comes in at a whopping 162 minutes in length. Of this exorbitant time, maybe 15 or 16 minutes are worth watching. Though the performances are good, its charms are little, hard won, and will

“Toni Erdmann” Long, Slow and Awkward with Little Payoff

Toni Erdmann, although artful in its execution comes in at a whopping 162 minutes in length. Of this exorbitant time, maybe 15 or 16 minutes are worth watching. Though the performances are good, its charms are little, hard won, and will

Why “La La Land” Should Be At The Top Of Your “To Watch List” *Spoiler Free*

Even the most stodgy of movie goers will find thrill in the cornucopia of delights that is the film La La Land. It can’t be easily marketed because it’s a musical that won’t appeal to all fans of musical theater,

Why “La La Land” Should Be At The Top Of Your “To Watch List” *Spoiler Free*

Even the most stodgy of movie goers will find thrill in the cornucopia of delights that is the film La La Land. It can’t be easily marketed because it’s a musical that won’t appeal to all fans of musical theater,

“The Dressmaker” Leaves Viewers Scratching Their Heads

As soon as the credits rolled the mixed emotions and opinions of viewers could be heard throughout the theater. What exactly was that? Starting as a slapstick, American sitcom, morphing into a bodice ripping romance and finishing with a violent horror

“The Dressmaker” Leaves Viewers Scratching Their Heads

As soon as the credits rolled the mixed emotions and opinions of viewers could be heard throughout the theater. What exactly was that? Starting as a slapstick, American sitcom, morphing into a bodice ripping romance and finishing with a violent horror

“Morgan” is a Stylized Science Thriller That Misses the Mark

Morgan looks amazing. It’s sanitized and sharp, with impressive sets, a solid cast, and a compelling premise. Unfortunately, the script meanders, has archetypical characters, a predictable twist, and a hyper-violent conclusion which overshadows the promising initial question- “what if.” Directed by Luke

“Morgan” is a Stylized Science Thriller That Misses the Mark

Morgan looks amazing. It’s sanitized and sharp, with impressive sets, a solid cast, and a compelling premise. Unfortunately, the script meanders, has archetypical characters, a predictable twist, and a hyper-violent conclusion which overshadows the promising initial question- “what if.” Directed by Luke

“Wiener-Dog” is A Somber Reflection of American Heartache

Todd Solondz is a director known for shocking storytelling (Happiness), painful analysis of life in America (Welcome to the Dollhouse), and at times, complete flops (Dark Horse). Wiener-Dog proves to combine all three elements without flopping as hard as some

“Wiener-Dog” is A Somber Reflection of American Heartache

Todd Solondz is a director known for shocking storytelling (Happiness), painful analysis of life in America (Welcome to the Dollhouse), and at times, complete flops (Dark Horse). Wiener-Dog proves to combine all three elements without flopping as hard as some

Maggie’s Plan is Forgettable, Muddled and Unsatisfying

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) wants to have a baby so badly, that she’s ready to be artificially inseminated to do so. This odd bird, who dresses like a WWII school girl, has just inseminated herself when, alas- the doorbell rings! Who

Maggie’s Plan is Forgettable, Muddled and Unsatisfying

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) wants to have a baby so badly, that she’s ready to be artificially inseminated to do so. This odd bird, who dresses like a WWII school girl, has just inseminated herself when, alas- the doorbell rings! Who