Review: SONGBIRD Delivers Atrocious Pandemic Thriller

Songbird is a mess from start to finish, and the moments that could save it are never explored. A film that capitalizes on the current ongoing pandemic sweeping the world, but exacerbates the reality of it all. Songbird attempts to do too much and introduces one too many subplots along the way. This was filmed and released during… Continue reading Review: SONGBIRD Delivers Atrocious Pandemic Thriller

Review: COUNTDOWN Should Be Uninstalled

Countdown is the latest PG-13 horror film that reinforces just how cancerous they are to the horror genre. It is a rushed film with a moderately interesting plot device that plays out like your typical modern horror film with an unbearable amount of jumpscares. Sitting through the mess of Countdown is the equivalent of self-torture… Continue reading Review: COUNTDOWN Should Be Uninstalled

Review: HUSTLERS Is A Fun And Well-Made Riff On The True-Crime Comedy

Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez star in HUSTLERS.

Hustlers, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) from the magazine article by Jessica Pressler, is a fun new riff on a typically male-dominated genre. Thanks to witty dialogue, excellent editing, and inspired casting, this is a thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly compelling true-crime comedy. The film follows… Continue reading Review: HUSTLERS Is A Fun And Well-Made Riff On The True-Crime Comedy

Review: THE BEST OF ENEMIES Is A Frustrating Attempt At Historical Drama

(L-R) Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay and Taraji P. Henson star in THE BEST OF ENEMIES. Credit: Annette Brown. Courtesy of STXfilms. Motion Picture Artwork © 2018 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Best of Enemies is a new historical drama that is the debut of writer-director Robin Bissell. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as activist Ann Atwater and Sam Rockwell as KKK leader C.P. Ellis as they face off against each other in a charrette focusing on the desegregation of public schools in Durham, North… Continue reading Review: THE BEST OF ENEMIES Is A Frustrating Attempt At Historical Drama

Review: THE UPSIDE Warms Your Heart And Makes You Laugh

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston star in THE UPSIDE. Photo Credit: David Lee.

The Upside is a new dramedy directed by Neil Burger, a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables. Inspired by a true story, the movie follows an unemployed ex-con (Kevin Hart) who is hired by a wealthy quadriplegic (Bryan Cranston) to be his aide. This is one of the last remnants of The Weinstein… Continue reading Review: THE UPSIDE Warms Your Heart And Makes You Laugh

Review: SECOND ACT Doesn’t Deserve A Second (Or First) Chance

Jennifer Lopez stars in SECOND ACT. Photo Credit: Barry Wetcher; Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Second Act is a new film starring Jennifer Lopez. It was positioned by the studio with a prime holiday release date, likely with the hope that it will serve as counterprogramming to the big-budget action fare that is sure to dominate the box office. In the movie, Lopez plays a middle-aged woman who, never having… Continue reading Review: SECOND ACT Doesn’t Deserve A Second (Or First) Chance