‘Stowaway’ Review- So Little Oxygen

Written by Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, ‘Stowaway,’ is a Netflix science fiction thriller film. The movie was directed by Penna and produced by Ulrich Schwarz, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. Space commander Marina Barnett (Toni Collette), biologist David Kim (Daniel Dae Kim), and medical researcher Zoe Levenson (Anna Kendrick) are a three member team…

‘Army of the Dead’ Review- Dull. Dumb.

‘Army of the Dead‘ is a film co-produced, co-written, and directed by Zack Snyder. Originally announced in 2007, it got pushed back until it was picked up by Netflix and released in 2021. After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, the US government put a full quarantine on it, even walling it before announcing they…

Movie Review- Black Mass (2015)

Directed by Scott Cooper, ‘Black Mass‘ is a 2015 true crime biographical film about how the FBI struck a deal with the mobster Whitey Bulger in order to get information about other criminals. FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) arrives in his old neighborhood in Boston, being assigned to the FBI branch there. He convinces…

Retro Film Review- Soylent Green

‘Soylent Green’ was a 1973 dystopian science fiction film taking place in the year 2022. It was directed by the late-great Richard Fleischer and released through MGM Studios. New York Police Detective Frank Thorn (Charlton Heston) is assigned to investigate the death of wealthy Soylent Industries executive William R. Simonson (Joseph Cotten). The city is…

‘Thunder Force’ Review- Miscreant Farce

Written and directed by Ben Falcone, ‘Thunder Force‘ is a comedy superhero film co-produced by Melissa McCarthy. It was released on Netflix. Chicago native and forklift driver Lydia Berman (Melissa McCarthy) lives in a world where supervillains called Miscreants are terrorizing the population. Prior to her high school reunion, she reaches out to her estranged…

‘Concrete Cowboy’ Review- A Solid Ride

‘Concrete Cowboy’ is a Netflix drama film that is centered around the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is directed by Ricky Staub and had its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival before being acquired by the streaming service. Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is a troubled teenager from Detroit…

‘Secret Magic Control Agency’ Review- Actually Enjoyable

‘Secret Magic Control Agency‘ is animated film produced by Wizart Animation and directed by Alexey Tsitsilin. It was released in the United States through the Netflix streaming service. In a magical land, the King (Marc Thompson) is kidnapped by magical food who take him to Elvira (Erica Schroeder), a woman who uses enchanted food to…

‘City Of Lies’ Review- Revisiting Old Wounds

‘City of Lies‘ is a crime drama directed by Brad Furman. It was originally meant to premier in 2019 and even had a limited release in Italy, but was delayed. It was picked up in 2021 by Saban Films and released as a video-on-demand. LA reporter Jackson (Forest Whitaker) is assigned to work on a…

‘Deadly Illusions’ Review- Messy And Barely Passible

Written and directed by Anna Elizabeth James, ‘Deadly Illusions‘ purports to be a psychological thriller that was made by Voltage Pictures and released on Netflix. Mary Morrison (Kristen Davis) is a successful author of a series of thrillers who declines an offer to write another novel by her publisher, but changes her mind after her…

‘Songbird’ Review- Pandemic Parable

‘Songbird‘ is a 2020 movie that takes inspiration from the Covid-19 virus and subsequent pandemic lockdown. It is directed by Adam Mason and produced by Michael Bay. In the year 2024, the Covid-19 virus has evolved into another, more deadly strain Covid-23 that kills within twenty-four hours. The country is on perpetual lockdown, requiring every…