2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) This review originally appeared on the The Illuminerdi June 23, 2021. This World Alone is one of those frustrating movies where clearly talented actors and a solid director are let down by a poor script. Newcomers Belle Adams and Lau’rie Roach show… Continue Reading
After College Years: 2017-Present
Reviews posted here were written after I graduated from college in 2017. They are the most analytical of my reviews, but still have my sprinkles of humor. I feel that I have finally hit my stride here, but, as any good writer, am always looking for ways to improve. Enjoy!
3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Still Life in Lodz is the most emotionally taxing film I’ve seen in 2021, but I’m happy I saw it. While the horrors of World War II have been thoroughly documented, Still Life in Lodz shows us how its titular city was impacted, as told by 3 people… Continue Reading
4 Dalmatian Coats Out of 5 (one of the best of the year) This review originally appeared on The Illuminerdi on May 26, 2021. Check it out here. I was skeptical when Disney announced a prequel film following Cruella De Vil. Could they maintain the fun darkness surrounding this character, let alone find someone who… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average) The Saw franchise is one of Hollywood’s strangest phenmena. From 2004-2011, audiences went in droves to see what devious devices the Jigsaw Killer would drop upon morally dubious degenerates. Ignoring an attempted revamp/continuation with 2017’s Jigsaw, Chris Rock has entered the kill ring with Spiral: From the Book of… Continue Reading
3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Thank you to Jdog Films for reaching out to me for this review. Shepherd: The Story of A Jewish Dog is a unique entry in the dog movie genre. We follow an animal going on various misadventures to reconnect with its owners… During the Holocaust. Kudos to writer/director… Continue Reading
3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Note: If you have epilepsy and/or issues with prolonged loud noises, do not see Godzilla Vs Kong. Godzilla Vs Kong knows exactly what it is, what audiences want from it, and gives them just that. If you enjoyed the human focus in Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla:… Continue Reading