Movie Review- Scorched Earth

‘Scorched Earth‘ is a 2018 dystopian Western action film directed by Peter Howitt and made by the production company Lighthouse Pictures. In the future, a calamity called the Cloud Fall has led to Earth’s atmosphere becoming toxic and caused society to collapse with humanity living similarly to the days of the Old West. The surviving…

‘Beckett’ Review- Just Kind Of Ends

‘Beckett‘ is a Netflix thriller film directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. It had its first showing at the 2021 74th Locarno Film Festival before its release. Beckett (John David Washington) and his girlfriend April Hanson (Alicia Vikander) are vacationing in Europe when they stop in Greece. They had originally planned to stay in Athens, but…

‘Vivo’ Review- A Lighthearted Family Film

‘Vivo‘ is Sony Pictures’ first-ever musical animated film which had its release on Netflix. It is directed by Kirk DeMicco who also co-wrote the screenplay with Quiara Alegría Hudes. Havana, Cuba resident Andrés Hernández (Juan de Marcos González) and his kinkajou Vivo (Lin-Manuel Miranda) are beloved street musicians who bring joy to their neighbors. One…

Movie Review- Crawl

‘Crawl‘ is a 2019 creature feature horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and produced by Sam Raimi. It was written by brothers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) is a competitive swimmer who recently did not score well. She gets a call from her sister Beth (Morfydd Clark) who warns her that a…

‘Val’ Documentary Review

‘Val‘ is an Amazon Studios documentary that follows the life of actor Val Kilmer. It is directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo and narrated by Jack Kilmer, son of Val. The story follows Val Kilmer who just went through a terrible ordeal with throat cancer that left his voice totally destroyed. Using archival footage…

‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Review- A Blatant Ripoff

Navot Papushado directs ‘Gunpowder Milkshake,’ a Netflix action-thriller from The Picture Company and distributed internationally by Studio Canal. Sam (Karen Gillan) is a member of the Sisterhood of Assassins who works for The Firm. She is estranged from her mother and fellow assassin Scarlet (Lena Headey), who abandoned Sam when she was twelve. Sam is…

‘Bartkowiak’ Review- Melodrama With Fight Gloves

Daniel Markowicz directs ‘Bartkowiak,’ a Polish action film written by Daniel Bernardi and Monika Slawecka. It was made by the production company Lightcraft. Tomasz Bartkowiak (Józef Pawlowski) is a disgraced MMA fighter who is struggling with guilt after the death of another fighter in the ring. He works part-time as a bouncer and his brother…

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two’ Movie Review

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two‘ is an animated DC Comics film based on the graphic novel by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale. It is directed by Chris Palmer and set in the “Rebirth” of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Following Part 1, Bruce Wayne (Jensen Ackles) finds himself under the control…

‘Cosmic Sin’ Review- They Called This A Film

Edward Drake directed and co-wrote ‘Cosmic Sin,’ a science fiction thriller distributed by Saban Films. It was produced by Corey Large. In the year 2524, the Earth united as the Alliance and has expanded its operations into deep space planet 4217LYA. The Vander Mining Corp has a station there that reports first contact with an…

James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Review- Gory Fun

James Gunn takes over the writer’s room and the director’s chair for ‘The Suicide Squad,’ the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Warner Media released it in theaters and on HBO Max. ARGUS Director Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is set to revitalize Task Force X with Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) by recruiting Harley…

‘Blue Miracle’ Review- An Encouraging Family Film

‘Blue Miracle‘ is a Netflix family film directed by Julio Quintana who co-wrote the script with Chris Dowling. It tells the true story of Cabo’s Casa Hogar orphanage who won a fishing tournament to help their facilities. Omar (Jimmy Gonzales) and his wife Becca (Fernanda Urrejola) run the Casa Hogar orphanage in Cabo, Mexico that…

‘Silk Road’ Review- A Cat And Mouse Misfire

Tiller Russell writes and directs ‘Silk Road,’ a true crime film about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, who ran a drug ring on the dark web. It was released through Lionsgate. Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) is a young man with strong anti-government leanings. With the help of his girlfriend Julia Vie (Alexandra Shipp)…

‘The Ice Road’ Review- Liam Neeson Is Back In The Cold

Jonathan Hensleigh writes and directs ‘The Ice Road,’ an action-suspense film that was released digitally on Netflix in the United States and Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom. Mike McCann (Liam Neeson) is a truck driver who takes care of his mechanic brother Gurty (Marcus Thomas) who suffers from PTSD after serving in the military.…

‘Howard’s Mill’ Movie Review

Directed by Shannon Houchins and Kaiser Whitmire, ‘Howard’s Mill‘ presents itself as a documentary film from Hideout Pictures and Strike Back Studios. Howard’s Mill is located near Springfield, Tennessee. A pair of documentary filmmakers head there to meet Dwight Nixon, whose wife went missing on the property. At first, the police suspect him, but he…