‘Pig’ Review- A Slowburn Tense Drama

‘Pig‘ is a drama film co-written and directed by Michael Sarnoski in his directorial debut. The movie was co-produced by Nicolas Cage and distributed by Neon. Rob (Nicolas Cage) is a man living isolated in the woods of Oregon who hunts for truffles with the help of his pet pig. He sells his small crop…

‘Annette’ Review- Unpleasant and Pretentious

‘Annette‘ is a musical drama directed by Leos Carax in his first English language feature film. It made its premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Provocative stand-up comedian Henry McHenry (Adam Driver) and celebrated opera singer Ann Desfranoux (Marion Cotillard) have a whirlwind romance leading to an odd couple situation and marriage. They soon…

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…

‘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…

‘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.…