‘Songbird’ Review- Pandemic Parable

‘Songbird‘ is a 2020 movie that takes inspiration from the Covid-19 virus and subsequent pandemic lockdown. It is directed by Adam Mason and produced by Michael Bay. In the year 2024, the Covid-19 virus has evolved into another, more deadly strain Covid-23 that kills within twenty-four hours. The country is on perpetual lockdown, requiring every…

Retro Film Review- The Mechanic

‘The Mechanic‘ is a 1972 action thriller directed by Michael Winner and written by Lewis John Carlino. It was produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler. It was released through United Artists. Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a “mechanic,” a hitman who works for the Mafia and pays a call girl (Jill Ireland) to pretend…

Movie Review Flashback- Space Cowboys

‘Space Cowboys‘ is a 2000 science fiction adventure film directed by and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the film. It was made by Village Roadshow Pictures and released via Warner Brothers. NASA project manager Bob Gerson (James Cromwell) calls on retired pilot Colonel Francis D. “Frank” Corvin (Clint Eastwood) to pilot a…

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…

‘Boss Level’ Review- So… another time loop film

‘Boss Level‘ is a science fiction action film directed by Joe Carnahan, who also co-wrote it and co-produced it along with Frank Grillo and a handful of others. It was released by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures and streamed exclusively through Hulu. Retired Delta Force soldier Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) has a problem. He keeps waking…

Movie Review- Premonition (2007)

Mennan Yapo directs the 2007 supernatural psychological thriller ‘Premonition.’ The film was ridiculed by the mainstream critics when it was originally released and audiences seemed to be ambivalent about it as well. Linda Hanson’s (Sandra Bullock) relationship with her husband Jim (Julian McMahon) is drifting apart as he prepares to go to an interview for…

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…

‘Below Zero’ Review- No Visibility

‘Below Zero‘ is a Spanish action thriller film directed by Lluís Quílez who also co-wrote it. The feature is known as ‘Bajocero‘ in Spain and was produced by Morena Films. It had its premiere in the United States on Netflix. Martin (Javier Gutiérrez) is a rookie police officer with a wife and kid. His first…

‘Eye See You’ Review- Stallone’s Forgotten Thriller

‘Eye See You‘ is a 2002 psychological thriller directed by Jim Gillespie and is written by Howard Swindle, who also wrote the novel it is based on ‘Jitter Joint.’ It was originally titled ‘D-Tox‘ before being released in the United States. FBI Agent Jake Malloy (Sylvester Stallone) is seeking a serial killer that only targets…

‘Gone Girl’ Review- No One Is Who They Seem

David Fincher directs the 2014 psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl,’ based on the similarly titled novel by Gillian Flynn, who also penned the screenplay. Reese Witherspoon served as a co-producer. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is a college professor living in Missouri with his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), a minor celebrity whose parents have written the “Amazing…

‘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…