‘Emma’ Review- A Delightful Dramedy

‘Emma‘ is a 2020 adaption of Jane Austen’s Regency Era novel of the same name. It is the directorial feature film debut for Autumn de Wilde, a critically-acclaimed photographer and music video director. Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) lives alone with her widowed father Mr. Woodhouse (Bill Nighy). She becomes friends with the shy Harriet Smith…

‘In Other Words’ Review- A Charming Rom-Com

Directed by Patrick Perez Vidauri who also co-produced it with screenwriter Cristina Nava, ‘In Other Words‘ is an independent romantic comedy from LuxIII Pictures. True Andrews (Bryan McClure) has created “Compatible,” a dating app with his business partner Benny (Rishi Arya) and lawyer Kiki (Joe Nunez). Despite True’s fear of speaking to beautiful women and…

Documentary Review- The Speed Cubers

The Netflix documentary ‘The Speed Cubers‘ is directed by Sue Kim and takes on Speed Cubing, the competition for solving the Rubik’s Cube, as its subject. It specifically discusses the friendly competition between American “cuber” Max Park from California and Australian competitor Feliks Zemdegs, both world record-holders. The movie tells the story of how Zemdegs…

‘Capone’ Review- The Chicago Gangster At The End

‘Capone‘ is a biopic about the famous Chicago gangster Al Capone. It is written, edited, and directed by Josh Trank and released by Redbox Entertainment and Vertical Entertainment. The once-feared gangster Al Capone (Tom Hardy) is reduced to a drooling shell of himself living in retirement in Florida. He is taken care of by his…

‘Cuties’ Review: Courtesy of Elisha Krauss

My fellow commentator Elisha Krauss did a breakdown of the child exploitation French film “Cuties” aka “Mignonnes.” The feature won awards at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and critical acclaim but has received universally denunciation from audiences, social media, and even from politicians. Her review is incredibly smart, thoughtful, and reveals just how abhorrent the…

Documentary Review- Tread

‘Tread‘ is one of those of unique documentaries that could be true crime or the tragic story of a man who is pushed too far. Director and writer Paul Solet tells the story of one man who was pushed to that breaking point. The true story of wielder Marvin Heemeyer, who opened a muffler repair…

‘Animal Crackers’ Review- Magical Circus Animals

‘Animal Crackers‘ is a 2017 animated film directed by Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft. It had its premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France but was not released in America until 2020 via Netflix. Owen Huntington (John Krasinski) grew up watching his Uncle Buffalo Bob (James Arnold Taylor) and Aunt Talia’s…

‘The Rental’ Review- Dave Franco’s Directorial Debut

Dave Franco comes out swinging with his directorial debut thriller film ‘The Rental,’ a movie he co-wrote with Joe Swanberg. It was made by Black Bear Pictures and released through IFC Films. On another note, it had its premiere at the Vineland Drive-In. Charlie (Dan Stevens), his wife Michelle (Alison Brie), his brother Josh (Jeremy…

‘The Gentlemen’ Review- A Slick Gangster Comedy

Guy Ritchie produces, writes, and directs ‘The Gentlemen,’ a British action-comedy that premiered at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema and was one of the few films to make it to theaters in 2020. It was made by Miramax and released in the United States through STXfilms. American gangster Michael ‘Mickey’ Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) angers British tabloid…

‘Scoob’ Review- One Too Many Zoinks

‘Scoob‘ is a Warner Animation Group feature film based on one of Hanna-Barbera’s most iconic properties, known other than Scooby-Doo and the teenaged sleuths of Mystery, Inc. It is directed by Tony Cervone and features an all-star cast. The film opens with how young Shaggy (Iain Armitage) meets a puppy whom he names Scooby-Doo (Frank…

‘Desperados’ Review- Boring And Gross

So, yeah, ‘Desperados‘ is a comedy film directed by LP, based on a screenplay by Ellen Rapoport. It was made by the production company Good Universe and distributed through Netflix. Unemployed and desperate Wesley (Nasim Pedrad) is having a rough time. Her friend Brooke (Anna Camp) is reeling after discovering her husband is having an…

‘Becky’ Review- Kevin James Is Terrifying

‘Becky‘ is a home-invasion horror film directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion being based on a screenplay written by Nick Morris, Lane Skye, and Ruckus Skye. It was released through Redbox Entertainment and Quiver Distribution. Becky (Lulu Wilson) is still angry over a year after the death of her mother and frustrated with her…

‘The Show’ Review- A Sharp Look At Reality Shows

Originally titled ‘This Is Your Death,’ Grindstone Entertainment Group brings us ‘The Show,’ a horrifying satire on reality television and how it impacts the culture. Adam Rogers (Josh Duhamel) is the host of a show similar to The Bachelor, but things go wrong when the rejected female contestants shoots the would-be groom and then herself.…