Searching (incl audio)

This film reminds me of any cutting edge upgrade that truly wows consumers. It’s also a great story told in a highly effective, suspenseful way. All this with the screen never shifting from a laptop display. Searching (2018) PG-13 | 1h 42min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 31 August 2018 (USA) After his 16-year-old daughter […]

The Story of Us

Some movies are feel-good the whole way through. Others are just sad. Others still take you through ups and downs to leave you sighing because you have just experienced life as it is, or almost anyway. This film is definitely one of those. I won’t call it feel good but it can still be called […]

Diabolique (1955)

The biggest pat on the back for this film goes to the writers. The way the characters are developed turns the screw of intensity until finally the ending is revealed. If you haven’t seen it, let me say it is not like other endings, it is a magnificent one, set apart. Many writers were involved […]

Cemetery of Splendor

I won’t try to overstep my grasp of this film. I figure readers like to read something by a guy who knows what he is talking about and at the very least comprehends what is happening. I can’t say I do 100% in this film. BUT, I will take this review opportunity to tell you […]

Still Waiting for First Reformed and Some of My Predictions

Did “First Reformed” haunt you the way it haunted @aoscott ? He talked to the writer-director Paul Schrader about the film’s theological questions and how the audience comes to root for a jihadist https://t.co/Mb7k64SBYL — New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) June 20, 2018 If you are a fundamentalist Christian who puts the Bible before humanitarianism […]

21 Grams

No, this film isn’t about drugs as the title hints. It’s a people study. In this heroic film by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, a handful of characters are under the microscope for us to try to analyze. Their lives intersect in odd ways but that really isn’t the amazing thing to watch for. It’s their drives […]

Sami Blood: Audio Film Review

One review I read before watching this movie said, “Open up to this film.” That’s what I did and I am glad. It is beautiful to look at and it contains a timeless tale. The haves vs the have-nots: one of the most ageless templates of humankind. This is a Swedish film with English subtitles. […]

‘High Rise’ – Style Over Accessibility

Some movies look really slick as this one does, and believe me I was impressed with the look of it. Unofrtunately for me, I hadn’t read the book and I think somewhere along the plot line I got lost.

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