Podcast: Alpha, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, 247F, Boiler Room, The Exorcist 3, Megan Leavey, Baskin, The Return of the Living Dead, Mercy, Crazy Rich Asians

This is a bunch o’ films in a podcast. I review Alpha, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, 247F, Boiler Room, The Exorcist 3, Megan Leavey, Baskin, The Return of the Living Dead, Mercy, Crazy Rich Asians. I rather like this format. Special mention goes to: “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie […]

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

This film is often listed as a “must-watch” classic. For many years I have been intrigued by it but only now have I take the time to watch. I can tell you it has great cinematic moments and indeed every film lover should see it. At the same time, it has some slow segments that […]

Battle Royale

A bunch of prep school kids left to kill each other on a deserted Island. Hunger Games anyone? I have read that Quentin Tarantino wanted the lead from this show to star in “Kill Bill” because he loved this film so much. I wouldn’t call it a “Gore Fest” as some have. After all, gore […]

Podcast: My Reviews of Bohemian Rhapsody, Candyman, Beautiful Boy, & Widows

Feel free to listen to my podcast with reviews of 4 popular films: Bohemian Rhapsody, Candyman, Beautiful Boy, & Widows. This post appeared first at my Podcast thedrpodcast.com Transcript/Text below can be read easier at rileyonfilm.com Bohemian Rhapsody As far as realism goes, Brian May looks like himself. No other cast member resembles their character, […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

As far as realism goes, Brian May looks like himself. No other cast member resembles their character, especially not Rami Malik who plays Freddie Mercury. Besides that, when he talks he doesn’t sound like him. Rami is making a different voice but it isn’t the singer fans know of. But I’m only touching the tip […]

Candyman

Candyman is a throwback 90’s horror, mystery, thriller written by the horror master Clive Barker. I’ve heard recently that producer Jordan Peele bought the rights to do a remake. We’ll have to see how good that project goes. The legend here is that the son of a slave, having been mistreated and disfigured by his […]

Beautiful Boy

A smartly made drama biopic about a father and son who face the son’s addiction. David Sheff wrote a memoir in 2008 of the same name. Nick Sheff wrote his too called “Tweak.” I was skeptical about this film at first. Luckily my daughter asked me to take her and it is now one of […]

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