‘The House’ Review- A Bizarre Stop-Motion Adventure

Written by Enda Walsh, ‘The House‘ is a stop-motion anthology film following three different stories set in the same house. Nexus Studios produced it for Netflix, which streamed it exclusively. It was originally pitched as a TV show before becoming a movie. In the first story, Raymond (Matthew Goode) and Penelope (Claudie Blakley) along with…

‘Minamata’ Review- A Sad, But Beautiful Film

‘Minamata‘ is a 2020 historical drama film directed by Andrew Levitas and is based on a screenplay by David Kessler. Based on a real incident, the film is co-produced by Johnny Depp and ranked third in the Oscars 2022 Fan Favorite Film contest. It had its initial premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in…

‘The 355’ Review- Too Predictable

‘The 355‘ is a spy thriller directed by Simon Kinberg who co-wrote the film with Theresa Rebeck. It is co-produced by actress Jessica Chastain who apparently suggested the idea to Kinberg. It was released by Universal Pictures and would later make its way to the Peacock streaming service. Colombian DNI agent Luis Rojas (Édgar Ramírez)…

‘Home Team’ Review- Not Exactly A Touchdown

Based on the infamous “Bountygate,” ‘Home Team‘ is a family comedy directed by Charles and Daniel Kinnane. It was produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and released on Netflix. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton (Kevin James) gets suspended after members of his staff are accused of placing “bounties” on other NFL players.…

‘Encanto’ Review- Please Talk About Bruno

‘Encanto‘ is a Disney animated musical film directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard. Though Germaine Franco scored the movie, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote several original songs for the soundtrack. It was released in theaters before making its way to Disney Plus. Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) is a teenager born into a family living in Encanto,…

‘Luca’ Review- Pixar’s Splendid Adventure

‘Luca‘ is a 2021 CGI animated Pixar film that had the honor of being the studio’s first feature film to have its release on Disney Plus. It is directed by Enrico Casarosa, based on a screenplay by Jesse Andrews and Mike Jones. Luca (Jacob Tremblay) is a “sea monster” living off the coast of an…

‘The Hyperions’ Review- An Absurdist Hero Comedy

Jon McDonald writes and directs the action-comedy ‘The Hyperions.’ Produced by Jon Michael Kondrath and Justin Bell for Justin Bell Productions, the movie was distributed by Daily Wire Entertainment. In 1960, Professor Ruckus Mandulbaum (Cary Elwes) develops the Titan Badge, a device that activates latent superpowers in humans. He gathers some candidates and forms a…

‘The Batman’ Review- Vengeance

‘The Batman‘ is the latest film portrayal of the DC Comics vigilante directed by Matt Reeves who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig. Warner Media has made clear it is separated from the DCEU. Gotham City suffers a blow when Mayor Don Mitchell Jr. (Rupert Penry-Jones) is murdered on Halloween ahead of an upcoming election…

‘Shut In’ Review- Frightening

‘Shut In‘ is a thriller directed by D.J. Caruso and written by Melanie Toast. It was produced by Amanda Presmyk and Dallas Sonnier with production done through Bonfire Legend, Daily Wire, and Voltage Pictures. Jessica (Rainey Qualley) is a recovering drug addict trying to take care of her daughter Lainey (Luciana VanDette) and her little…

‘Brazen’ Review- Brazenly Boring

‘Brazen‘ is a murder mystery film directed by Monika Mitchell and written by David Golden. It was made by Mandalay Pictures and had its release on Netflix. Grace (Alyssa Milano) is a crime novelist who also moonlights as a consultant for the police. She gets called by her sister Kathleen (Emilie Ullerup), a recovering drug…