‘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…

‘Outside The Wire’ Review- A Not So Futuristic Robot War

Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström takes the director’s chair of ‘Outside The Wire,’ a science fiction war drama that made its premiere on the Netflix streaming service. In 2036, Eastern Europe is destabilized once again prompting a civil war in which both the Russians and the Americans have an interest, both sides using robots called Gumps.…

‘The Dig’ Review- A Charming Historical Drama

‘The Dig‘ is a historical drama based on the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. It was released on Netflix and is directed by Simon Stone. It is based on the titular novel by John Preston, which I have not read. In 1939, widow Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) hires excavator Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), suspecting a…

‘Fruits Basket’ Creator Delivers Heartfelt Message Ahead Of Anime’s Final Season

‘Fruits Basket‘ was recently announced to be entering its final season along with a poster to stir up excitement. Fans of the popular manga and anime were excited at the announcement, despite their despair that the slice-of-life series is coming to an end. Funimation, the company producing the English dub, shared the image on social…

Movie Review- The Ramen Girl

‘The Ramen Girl‘ is a 2006 romantic comedy directed by Robert Allan Ackerman based on a screenplay by Becca Topol. It is co-produced by the film’s star Brittany Murphy. Abby (Brittany Murphy) has moved to Tokyo, Japan to be with her boyfriend Ethan (Gabriel Mann), who breaks up with her after he gets a job…

‘Walkaway Joe’ Review- Slow Burn Pool Movie

‘Walkaway Joe‘ is a coming-of-age indie drama directed by Tom Wright and written by Michael Milillo. The movie was shot on location in the state of Louisiana. Fourteen-year-old Dallas (Julian Feder) is a young man who looks up to his father Cal McCarthy (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a known pool hustler living in Louisiana. His mother…

HBO’s Perry Mason Season One Review

HBO’s ‘Perry Mason‘ is a reboot of the classic courtroom drama television series from CBS. Team Downey turns the story into a 1932 period drama that explores a possible origin for the Los Angeles attorney. This is your spoiler warning. Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) is a private investigator working for LA attorney Elias Birchard “E.B.”…

‘Emma’ Review- A Delightful Dramedy

‘Emma‘ is a 2020 adaption of Jane Austen’s Regency Era novel of the same name. It is the directorial feature film debut for Autumn de Wilde, a critically-acclaimed photographer and music video director. Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) lives alone with her widowed father Mr. Woodhouse (Bill Nighy). She becomes friends with the shy Harriet Smith…

‘Changeland’ Review- Good Vibes All Around

Seth Green goes the extra mile in Changeland, which he starred in, wrote, and made his directorial review. Released by Gravitas Ventures, the film is drama but also has several comedic moments. Brandon (Seth Green) meets his best friend Dan (Breckin Meyer) in Thailand, where he reveals that he discovered his wife has been cheating…

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review- Nazism And Absurdity

How do you make Nazis and Nazism funny? Taika Waititi writes and directs Jojo Rabbit, a comedy-drama based in Germany during the end of the Second World War. It has been nominated for multiple awards at various ceremonies and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten movies of 2019.…

‘Parasite’ Review- A South Korean Masterpiece

Parasite is a Korean dark comedy directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-produced and co-wrote it. The film was released CJ Entertainment and won Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globes, a first for a Korean movie. The young Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) lives with his poor family in a basement apartment. He…

‘FBI Lovebirds’ Review- An Awkward Good Time

Husband and wife tag-team Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, who masterminded such documentaries as FrackNation, Not Evil Just Wrong, and Mine Your Own Business, plus the feature film Gosnell, brings to us “FBI Lovebirds | How Two FBI Operatives Tried To Take Down Donald Trump.” It is a dramatic reading of the texts between disgraced…

‘Being Frank’ Review- An Honest Look At Deception

Being Frank has not been well received by critics. Directed by Miranda Bailey and written by Glen Lakin, the movie comedy-drama that tackles a very complex family issue: lying. Philip Hansen (Logan Miller) is the son of wealthy condiments company owner Frank Hansen (Jim Gaffigan). The two of them are at odds with each other…

DEWAR: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Review- Pure Passion Kills

We are met with the young Jean Grey when she is introduced with Professor Xavier. After a traumatic experience concerning her mutant powers, Xavier decides to psychologically shield Jean from a truth. This incident drives the drama in this plot. Xavier gives Jean an important lesson about inanimate objects, and how they are instruments that…