Nope (2022) Review

Jordan Peele created something special with Nope. Surprisingly, no one is talking about it these days. Mixed reactions from critics upon its theatrical release cast a little skepticism. As the saying goes, “you can be a victim of your own success.” Peele set a precedent of multi-layered storytelling with complex plot threads, subliminal messages, and social commentary. Not surprised if viewers find this film to be … Continue reading Nope (2022) Review

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) Review

Before Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story took Netflix by storm, there existed a low-budget production called The Poughkeepsie Tapes. This comparison is not hyperbole. Directed by John Erick Dowdle, the found footage, documentary style film is about a fictional serial killer and his collection of VHS tapes. The story itself is mysterious, nerve wrecking, and available to stream on Prime Video. Definitely one for the … Continue reading The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) Review

House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Review

This is a love letter to 1970s horror. Rob Zombie tells a story of two couples traveling through Texas in search of urban legends. As a result, they encounter a family of psychopaths. The plot is very simple and pays homage to films like the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Turn your brain off for this one as it is bizarre in nature and lacks an … Continue reading House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Review

The Woman King (2022) Review

There has been much discourse concerning The Woman King. Some have questioned the merit of the film based on its theme, slavery. One that is constantly recycled in Hollywood when it comes to the history of Black people and/or African Americans. The film marketing stated it is “inspired by true events” like most stories of the past. This one takes a different approach by depicting … Continue reading The Woman King (2022) Review

The Black Phone (2022) Review

Ethan Hawke is extremely underrated. He’s a versatile performer capable of playing both a convincing hero and villain. In The Black Phone he plays the role of a child murderer named The Grabber. His performance is unpredictable and deeply unnerving. The director, Scott Derrickson, known for Doctor Strange and Deliver Us from Evil does not shy away from showing child abuse in this film. Kids can be evil assholes. This is highlighted in great detail with one of the main characters, Finney (Mason Thames), who is bullied both at home and in school. His younger … Continue reading The Black Phone (2022) Review

Day Shift (2022) Review

Netflix produces a handful of poor-quality films. Day Shift is a welcome exception to the trend. Starring Jamie Foxx as Bud Jablonski, a loving father who works for a group of covert vampire hunters. This is an action comedy, so don’t expect logical decisions or realistic dialogue. The movie is jampacked with ultraviolent fight scenes. It is balanced by the humor between Bud and his partner Seth … Continue reading Day Shift (2022) Review

Prey (2022) Review

Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox, is the best thing that could have happened to the Predator franchise. The quality of films declined with installments like Alien vs Predator. As a child, they’re entertaining but upon revisiting them as an adult, it’s evident they haven’t aged well. This is in part due to the demystification of the antagonist or villain. An issue plaguing iconic slashers in the horror … Continue reading Prey (2022) Review

Thor, the God of Thunder, engages in a battle wielding the Thunderbolt of Zeus against his battle axe, Stormbreaker. Yellow and blue energy emanates from both weapons as Thor screams a battle cry.

Thor: Love & Thunder (2022) Review

I’m at the point in my life where I can gauge the quality of a film from the preview trailer. I recommend you go into Thor: Love and Thunder, with relatively low expectations. Even so, this did not quell my disappointment. The villain, Gorr the God Butcher, is an inappropriate choice for the narrative. Thus, creating a tonal conflict that plagued the entire story. This entry in the Thor … Continue reading Thor: Love & Thunder (2022) Review

Tom Cruise, as Navy pilot Maverick, stares at sun setting near his Super Hornet air craft.

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Review

Why is this film in the billion-dollar club? Top Gun: Maverick is spectacular! When I watched this in the theater, I flinched and shouted from the tension onscreen, which only happens when I’m on a roller coaster or airplane. So, it was super effective. I have not seen Top Gun (1986). Yet, I managed to enjoy this without feeling lost or confused, a testament to … Continue reading Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Review

Turning Red (2022) Review

Pixar can do no wrong. They changed how I view storytelling. How is it possible to make film for everyone? This is what family entertainment looks like! Turning Red is the cutest and darnedest thing. Meilin is a 13-year-old girl that transforms into a giant red panda. This proves to be an inconvenience as she is very emotional and rightfully so. The filmmakers did a great job making me … Continue reading Turning Red (2022) Review