Classic Movie Review- Dial M For Murder

Alfred Hitchcock directs another masterpiece with ‘Dial M For Murder,’ a murder mystery written by Frederick Knott, who also wrote the stageplay for which it is based. It was released by Warner Bros. in 1954. Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) is a retired pro-tennis player whose beautiful socialite Margot (Grace Kelly) is in love with American…

Movie Review Flashback- The Guilty (2000)

Anthony Waller directs the 2000 crime film ‘The Guilty,’ released through J&M Entertainment. It was produced by Thomas Hedman and Lisa Richardson with William Davies and Simon Burke serving as writers. Callum Crane (Bill Pullman) is a shark attorney who is up for a federal judgeship, but days before he gets the news, he rapes…

‘Bliss’ Review- Blissfully Misses The Target

Mike Cahill writes and directs the science fiction drama ‘Bliss.’ It was produced by James D. Stern who made it with Endgame Entertainment and released via Amazon Prime. Greg Whittle (Owen Wilson) is a daydreaming pencil pusher recently divorced. He sketches a strange coastal house and fakes a shoulder injury to take painkillers. When his…

‘The Little Things’ Review- A Failure To Utilize Denzel

John Lee Hancock writes and directs ‘The Little Things,’ a described neo-noir thriller that was released simultaneously into theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service. Kern County deputy sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Denzel Washington) arrives in Los Angeles to get collect evidence for a case his department is working on. While there, he stumbles…

Movie Review Flashback- No Way Back (1995)

‘No Way Back‘ is an action thriller from 1995 directed by Frank A. Cappello. It was made by Overseas Filmgroup, originally premiering in Japan through Columbia Pictures. It would later be shown in the United States in 1996. LA-based FBI Agent Zack Grant (Russell Crowe) is shocked when rookie undercover agent Seiko Kobayashi (Kelly Hu)…

‘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…

‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ Review

‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez‘ is a harrowing and troubling six-part documentary of abuse, violence, and neglect in the case of an eight-year-old living in Palmdale, California. It is directed by Brian Knappenberger and made available through Netflix. Gabriel Fernandez was routinely beaten, starved, and locked in a cabinet by his mother and step-father. The…

‘Unabomber: In His Own Words’ Review

Reelz and Netflix partner together for Unabomber: In His Own Words, a documentary series of serial killer Theodore Kaczynski, who terrorized the United States between 1969 to 1995. The television show is written and directed by Mick Grogan. Kaczynski was a brutal murderer who was highly intelligent and even briefly worked as a college professor…

‘Lost Girls’ Review- Ripples Of A Crime Unsolved

Based on the book of the same name, ‘Lost Girls‘ dramatizes the story of Mari Gilbert and the questions surrounding her daughter’s disappearance and murder at the hand of the Long Island Serial Killer (LISK). The movie is directed by Liz Garbus and made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and widely released…

Movie Review- If You’re Gone

Written and directed by Brittany Goodwin, If You’re Gone is based on the book of the same name also by Goodwin. It is a faith-based story about a young man who goes missing and the fallout from his disappearance. Lillian White (Masey McLain) is preparing going to her senior year in high school as her…