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…

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)…

Movie Review- Wind River

Wind River is a modern take on the Western genre. It is written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, known for his brief role in the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy. This is his second feature film to direct. Winter has arrived at the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. While on the hunt for a group…

Documentary Review- Who Took Johnny?

Who Took Johnny was produced and directed by Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, and David Beilinson. It tells the story of Johnny Gosch, a 12 year old boy who disappeared on his paper route in September 1982. It tells the story through the eyes of Noreen Gosch, the boy’s mother. The film also interviews Paul Bonacci, the man…

Movie Review Flashback- Crocodile Dundee 2

Produced and directed by John Cornell, it features Paul Hogan returning as Mick “Crocodile” Dundee along with Linda Kozlowski as his common law wife Sue. They are joined by Luis Guzman, Colin Quinn, John Meillon, Juan Fernandez, and many others in this hilarious comedy film. Mick is adjusting to life in New York City however…

Movie Review- Blackhat

Chris Hemsworth stars in this Michael Mann directed thriller Blackhat. The story of a cyber-terrorist who is planning something very big, but no one can pinpoint what it is or how he does it. In Hong Kong, a computer hacker uses a RAT (Remote Access Tool) to stop the cooling fans, causing an explosion and…

‘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 Flashback- The Last Stand

After a long absence from starring roles, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the big screen with The Last Stand with South Korean director Kim Ji-woon’s first American film. It is a non-stop action film that makes you reminiscence about the Golden Age of Action Films (eg the 80s). Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) polices a sleepy…

Book Review- Face of Betrayal

Longtime Fox New correspondent Lis Wiehl co-writes a mystery thriller with suspense writer April Henry that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Face of Betrayal is the first in a series called Triple Threat Mysteries, about three friends: Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, loving wife, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, a brave single…