Disney’s Cruella showcases a devilishly good time filled with over-the-top antics and phenomenal performances by its two leads. Admittedly, the film didn’t seem like it would offer much based on the trailers, but Cruella is a live-action adaptation Disney should be proud of. It’s clever, risky, features a fitting punk rock backdrop, and provides enough humor to lighten the… Continue reading Review: CRUELLA Delivers Stylish Character Study On Iconic Villain
A Quiet Place Part 2 pulls off a difficult task by surpassing the original film and becoming one of the best sequels in cinematic history. In an attempt to expand this unfamiliar world, the film increases the intensity, focuses more on character building, and morphs into a heart-pounding experience from start to finish. Coming at… Continue reading Review: A QUIET PLACE PART 2 Loudly Surpasses Its Predecessor
Those Who Wish Me Dead delivers a heartfelt story packed with tons of great action. It’s an effective throwback to older action films but does feel slightly unfocused at times with its narrative. The film is saved by its stellar cast, gripping story, and score that feels like a character itself. Those Who Wish Me Dead may not… Continue reading Review: THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD Is A Thrilling Adventure
Oslo is an HBO Original film based on the Tony Award-winning play that’s coming soon from director Bartlett Sher about the back-channel negotiations during the 90s Oslo Peace Accords. Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo creates the sonic soundscapes for the political narrative.
Spiral: From The Book of Saw successfully blends the psychological aspects of Saw and the gore-filled carnage found in the sequels. A solid attempt at revitalizing the franchise, but how long this breath of fresh air can last will be determined on the inevitable follow-ups. The Jigsaw Killer may be dead, but John Kramer’s legacy lives… Continue reading Review: SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Traps Franchise In Strong Revamp
The Djinn is the sophomore feature from the directors that made an impact with The Boy Behind the Door at last year’s Fantastic Fest. The tension-filled isolation in a single space is replicated during The Djinn, and these directors have masterfully used the confined space to offer another heart-pumping ride of a film. The Djinn seeks to remind those… Continue reading Review: THE DJINN Reminds You To Be Careful What You Wish For
Initiation will appeal to those with a love for Urban Legend, Scream 2, and several other college campus-based horror films. Initiation may be another slasher film, but it has a message for those that want to sweep sexual assault under the rug. Now, many films have touched on these subjects in the past, but Initiation’s decision to go for a… Continue reading Review: INITIATION Delivers Gory Statement About Sexual Assault
Separation has the potential to go down as one of the weakest horror films this year. It’s an intriguing film at the start, but then shifts into a lifeless blend of cliches, horrid direction, wasted acting from those involved, and several other questionable filmmaking decisions. Coming from the same director that has worked on The Boy,… Continue reading Review: SEPARATION Squanders Setup For Bizarre Divorce Horror
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has come to its conclusion with an action-packed finale. The Flag Smashers have attacked the GRC meeting in New York to stop their vote on the forced relocation. This brings Sam and Bucky into action with Sam now wearing a new costume and in procession with Captain America’s shield. “One… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – One World, One People | TV Review
Boss Level is a Hulu original film starring Frank Grillo in a wild action movie that draws inspiration from video games, 80s action films, and a comedy classic. Cinematographer Juanmi Azpiroz shot the film and had an epiphany while doing it.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has reached its penultimate episode. It’s a case of the calm before the storm as the show resolves some of the storylines before the climax. “The Truth” picks up where “The Whole World is Watching” left off with the new Captain America snapping and killing a man in public. The… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Truth | TV Review
Following the events in Madripoor, the episode “The Whole World is Watching” takes the titular characters to the Latvian capital where the show feels like it’s spinning its wheels. Sam and Bucky continue their search for Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), believing that finding the location for a funeral would be their best chance. But they face… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Whole World is Watching | TV Review
After two episodes of world-building, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s third episode becomes more focused on the spy-thriller/action-adventure aspects of the story. The new Captain America, Sam, and Bucky are on the hunt for Karli Morgenthau. Neither have any leads. In an act of desperation Bucky helps Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) escape from prison,… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – Power Broker | TV Review
Nobody may come across as a copy and paste of other titles, but it still delivers a thrilling tale from start to finish. The John Wick similarities are in your face, and given the film is written by the same person it’s hard to not make comparisons. Nobody doesn’t overstay its welcome, wastes little time, and features some… Continue reading Review: NOBODY Serves Up Unoriginal Action Fun
After the bait-and-switch of the first episode, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s second episode was more in line with the trailer. It was a more humorous, buddy-comedy whilst still keeping the spy-thriller story. John Walker (Wyatt Russell) has been revealed to the world as the new Captain America. This shocks Bucky who believed that Sam… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Star-Spangled Man | TV Review
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the second Marvel show to be released on Disney+. After WandaVision’s exploration of grief, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier offers a more traditional Marvel experience. After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson has returned to government service and sets out to help his sister who has taken over the family business.… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – New World Order | TV Review
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a unique musical-comedy airing on NBC and Peacock about a software developer who can hear people’s innermost thoughts in the form of songs, and between the musical numbers is the work of composer Bo Boddie.
The release of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League has finally been released as a tentpole release for HBO Max. It was an improvement to the version that was released in 2017. The death of Superman has sent ripples across the universe. These ripples are heard by Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), a disgraced follower of Darkseid who’s seeking… Continue reading ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE | Movie Review
The Cost of Winning is an HBO docuseries about the St. Frances Academy football team as they reach great heights of success thanks, in part, to a unique coach. Composer Kovas and music supervisor Joe O’Riordan painted the sonic picture that elevates the narrative.
Wild Indian is a film written and directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbine that stars Michael Greyeyes and Chaske Spencer in a dark thriller supported by the Sundance Institute through the Writers and Directors Labs. Gavin Brivik navigated the process to create an immersive sonic experience.