‘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…

Dallas Jenkins Comedy Film Gets Release Date

Last year, it was announced that Harvest Bible Church in Elgin, Illinois was producing its first feature film through their company Vertical Church Films and its founder Dallas Jenkins. The film The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a comedy drama film directed by Jenkins and based on a script by Andrea Nasfell (Mom’s Night Out)…

Movie Review Flashback- Christian Mingle

Directed by Corbin Bernsen who also wrote and starred in Christian Mingle along with Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Stephen Tobolowsky, David Keith, Morgan Fairchild, John O’Hurley, and Saidah Arrika Ekulona. Gwyneth Hayden is a busy marketing executive who hates the men she has been going dates with. They all seem frivolous and phony. After seeing an ad for christianmingle.com, despite the warnings…

Great Drama Read- Through A Glass Darkly by Gilbert Morris

Gilbert Morris is a premier Christian author who has brought us some amazing historical novels as well as fantasy/science fiction, but he also writes standalone faith based dramas like Through A Glass Darkly. Adam Smith woke up from a coma with no memory of who he or where he came from. All he knows is…

Movie Review Flashback- Mississippi Grind (2015)

Directed and written by filmmaking duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Mississippi Grind is a 2015 drama film about two traveling gamblers from different generations who travel through the South trying to win big. Down on his luck and deep in debt, gambling addict Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) meets traveling hustler Curtis Vaughn (Ryan Reynolds). The…

Writers Doubt Is A Real Thing

I am a writer. I am not a fledging writer or a budding writer, I am a writer. It is true most of my works have been published on this blog, but I have written one novel and two novellas, though they have yet to be published. What few people know is that in between…

Movie Review Flashback- Spotlight (2015)

Spotlight is a 2015 won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. I am often hard on the Academy, but I honestly think this film deserved the award. It is directed by Tom McCarthy and stars an ensemble cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Maureen Keiller,…

Movie Review Flashback- Aloha

Cameron Crowe wrote, directed, and produced the drama Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. Military contractor Brian Gilcrest returns to Hawaii after recovering from a injury while working in Afghanistan. He is trying to organize a traditional blessing for a new pedestrian gate on behalf of his boss, who also wants to build a space…

Movie Review Flashback- Joy

David O. Russel takes the director’s chair for Joy, a semi-biographical drama film very loosely based on the life of inventor and self-made millionaire Joy Mangano. Joy is an average woman whose family is severely dysfunctional. Everyone expects her to fix all of her problems while she dreams of greater things. One day, she has…

‘American Hustle’ Review- What A Cast

‘American Hustle‘ is a 2013 dark comedy directed by David O. Russell. It is a dramatic retelling of an actual FBI sting operation, but it deviates so much from history it might as well be an original story. I am unfamiliar with the actual case, so I will only be focusing on the movie. In…

Movie Review- Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks has not only written some bestselling romance novels, but he has also seen many adapted onto screen. Some have been more greatly received than others, but Safe Haven, directed by Lasse Hallström is somewhat enjoyable. I know I am in the minority when it comes to critics regarding this film, but I do…

Book Review- Lee Strobel’s The Ambition

Lee Strobel, author of the non-fiction The Case For Christ book series, has delved into fiction with the political drama The Ambition. The story goes that Illinois’ junior senator is being forced to resign because of a scandal. The governor of the Land of Lincoln has two very different choices. The first is a Chicago…

Book Review: Illusion by Frank Peretti

Frank Peretti, author of bestsellers such as This Present Darkness, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse, Monster, has finally written a brand new thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story goes that aging and popular magician Dane Collins has recently lost his wife Mandy in a horrible car accident. He decides…

Movie Review Flashback: Superman/Batman Apocalypse

Bruce Timm returns to produce the sequel to the action packed “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.” This one is an adaption of the “Supergirl” storyline in the series for which the movie is named. After Batman (Kevin Conroy) destroys the Kryptonite meteorite that threatened the earth, a mysterious shuttlecraft crashes to earth. Inside, contains a mysterious young…