Documentary Review- The Rise of Jordan Peterson

‘The Rise of Jordan Peterson‘ is a 2019 documentary directed by Patricia Marcoccia which follows the clinical psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson, the writing of his books, his stand against proposed Canadian law Bill C-16, and subsequent rise to fame. It was produced by Holding Space Films and released by Gravitas Ventures. The film starts with…

‘Revenge Ride’ Review- Vengeance And Motorcycles

‘Revenge Ride‘ is an independent horror-revenge film from SSS Entertainment that harkens back to the motorcycle action film genre. It is directed by Melanie Aitkenhead and written by Timothy Durham. Maggie (Serinda Swan) is a member of the all-female motorcycle gang Dark Moons led by the vengeful Trigga (Pollyanna McIntosh). All of the members have…

‘Roped’ Review- Cheesy Rodeo Romance

‘Roped‘ is a rodeo romance directed by Shaun Paul Piccinino based on a screenplay written by John Ducey. The film was made by ESX Entertainment and Forrest Films. It has this very interesting tagline: “Love is worth the risk.” Cowboy Colton Burtenshaw (Josh Swickard) and the rodeo he’s with rolls into the small progressive town…

‘The Hunt’ Review- It’s A Good Thing It Came Out In 2020

Blumhouse Production originally planned on releasing The Hunt in 2019, but after some controversy following the trailer, it was delayed to 2020. It is directed by Craig Zobel and satirizes the left versus right political banter. Afghan war veteran Crystal (Betty Gilpin) wakes up with several other “regular people” in a clearing with gags in…

‘The Invisible Man’ Review- Genuine Unseen Terror

From Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions comes ‘The Invisible Man,’ a new horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell that uses the premise and title of the H.G. Wells novel of the same name. Cecilia “Cee” Kass (Elizabeth Moss) escapes from her abusive scientist husband Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with the help of her…

Movie Review Flashback- The Rainmaker (1997)

‘The Rainmaker’ is a 1997 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola who also wrote the screenplay based on the fictional legal thriller of the same name by John Grisham. Though it was released by Paramount Pictures, it was produced by American Zoetrope and Constellation Films. Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) is a young law student who…

‘The Wrong Missy’ Review- David Spade Carries The Film

‘The Wrong Missy‘ is a Netflix comedy film from Happy Madison Productions directed by Tyler Spindel based on a screenplay by Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas. Tim Morris (David Spade) has a disastrous date with Melissa “Missy” (Lauren Lapkus), who is extremely weird and boisterous, almost causing Tim to get beat up by WWE wrestler…

‘Sherlock: A Case Of Evil’ Review- Not So Elementary

‘Sherlock: A Case Of Evil’ is a different take on the classic character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The TV movie was released in America on the USA Network and is currently owned by Multicom Entertainment Group. A young consulting detective named Sherlock Holmes (James D’Arcy) is approached by a woman named Rebecca Doyle…

‘Love And Mercy’ Review- An Artist In Crisis

Based on a screenplay by Michael Alan Lerner and Oren Moverman, Love & Mercy is a biopic about The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson and his struggle with mental illness. It is directed by Bill Pohlad and distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. The film alternates between young Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finishing Pet Sounds…

‘The Willoughbys’ Review- Fanciful And Family-Friendly

Based on the children’s book by Lois Lowry, ‘The Willoughbys‘ is a computer-animated children’s’ movie directed by Kris Pearn, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Stanleigh. The film was made by Bron Animation and released widely on Netflix. Narrated by a neighborhood Cat (Ricky Gervais), he tells the story of the Willoughbys. Their family…

‘Coffee And Kareem’ Review- Needs Less Cream

Directed by Michael Dowse, ‘Coffee And Kareem’ is an alleged action-comedy that takes the buddy cop genre and tries to put a new spin on it.  James Coffee (Ed Helms) is a bumbling Detroit cop who is dating a single-mother nurse named Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson). When her son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) spots…

‘Hobbs And Shaw’ Review- Brains, Brawn, And British Accents

‘Hobbs & Shaw‘ is the first spin-off from the ‘Fast And Furious’ franchise directed by David Leitch. It was released in 2019 by Universal Pictures based on a screenplay by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce. MI6 Agent Hattie Shaw’s (Vanessa Kirby) team is wiped out by Brixton (Idris Elba), a cybernetically-enhanced assassin. To stop him…

‘The Decline’ Review- Declining To Keep My Interest

Directed by Patrice Laliberté, this French-Canadian thriller ‘The Decline‘ is made by Couronne Nord and distributed through Netflix. It had its premiere at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma film festival under its original title ‘Jusqu’au déclin.’ There are some minor spoilers in this review. Antoine (Guillaume Laurin) is a wannabe survivalist living in rural Quebec. He…